Double Duty Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Double Duty Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Double Duty Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

I believe I mentioned my love of chocolate paired with peanut butter in a previous post.  And so it’s no surprise that I couldn’t pass up this little gem of a recipe.

And when I read that you made cookie dough balls of each of the batters (peanut butter and chocolate) then rolled those together I knew that this was a recipe my daughter HAD to help with.  Therefore, this became a family project (which we completed with a fantastic book…maybe you’ve heard of it, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie) and we had a fun day filled with reading and cookies.

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cookie Dough –
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp milk
3/4 cup chocolate chips (the darker the better…at least in my opinion 🙂 )

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough –
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
3/4 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup plus 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips (again, the darker the better)

Directions:

Chocolate Cookie Dough –

Cream the butter and sugars together.  Beat in egg and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine the cocoa, flour, baking soda, and salt.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture.
Mix in the milk.
Fold in the chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough –

Cream the butter and sugars together.  Beat in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture.
Fold in the chocolate chips.

Chill both the doughs for at least 2 hours (I chilled mine overnight).
Roll the peanut butter dough and chocolate dough into small balls about a tablespoon of dough per ball.
Smoosh one peanut butter dough ball and one chocolate dough ball together, rolling them into one large ball.

Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes.  They’ll still look raw, but a quick of their bottom side should reveal a golden color.

Double Duty Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Double Duty Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Double Duty Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies - even the dough is decadent!

Double Duty Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies – even the dough is decadent!

With a little help from SweetPea

With a little help from SweetPea

SweetPea helping Mom

SweetPea helping Mom

Double Duty Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Getting her hands dirty

Getting her hands dirty

One cute helper

One cute helper

Double Duty Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Checking out the dough

Checking out the dough

Making sure the cookie isn't too hot.

Making sure the cookie isn’t too hot.

Double Duty Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies Double Duty Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

First bite?

First bite?

And it's good!

And it’s good!

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3 thoughts on “Double Duty Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

    • They’re super good. And they have the best texture – perfectly soft and chewy…excuse me…I’m off to the kitchen to get a um…carrot stick…

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