Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Valentine’s Day has me thinking about love and chocolate. For me, chocolate makes me happy and relaxes me. But some people, like my mom, get a little crazy on it. Let me preface this story by saying that my mom is the sweetest saint of a person you’ll ever meet and her behavior in this story was completely out of character.

I had been dating John, now my husband, for about six months.We were at that awkward defining stage where it either was going to get more serious or it was time to call it quits. We both had feelings for each other but neither one of us were willing to show our hand. I knew I loved him but I was absolutely NOT going to tell him without knowing that it would be reciprocated.

It was Christmas and we were both home from college spending it with our families. Someone gave me a Britney Spears CD which my mom promptly took her black Sharpie to, modifying Britney’s outfit to be more modest. We were all listening to the CD in my room and one of the songs that came on was “Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know“.

My mom at this point had eaten about a pound of chocolate (wonder where I got it) from her stocking. She started getting really giddy and hyper and said,”You have to tell John how you feel. You have to tell him that you love him!”

I shrugged it off and next thing I knew my mom had the phone in her hand and was calling John. I started chasing her around the room and finally into the bathroom where she locked herself in. She continued to call John insisting that she was going to tell him that I loved him if I didn’t do it myself. Picture me banging on the door in horror as my mother professes my love for my future husband over the phone. I’m telling you…chocolate does weird things to people. I was mortified.

To this day, I still can’t believe my mom did that. And since then, she only does chocolate in minimal amounts because of its crazy effect on her.

Luckily, my husband only recollects some muffled voices and scuffles over the phone. And what could of been major mother-in-law red flags didn’t deter him from continuing our relationship.

I don’t even want to know what these double chocolate cookies would do to my mom. My friend Lindsay said I had to try these cookies. Man they were dangerous.

 Double chocolate cookies with a smidge of peanut butter. They’re best right out of the oven. Warm, gooey, chocolate deliciousness.

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix flour, cocoa, soda and salt using a wire whisk and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, cream butter, sugar and peanut butter until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  5. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and mix until combined.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Roll cookie dough into 1-1/4 inch balls.
  8. Place on parchment paper covered baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Cookies will still be soft but will set up after cooling. Place cookies on cookie rack to cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Notes

adapted from Bakerella

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  1. I’ll take 2 dozen. They look fabulous.

    Choc + PB = my two fave foods!

  2. That story of your mom made me laugh so hard! The cookies made me hungry just looking at them. I certainly will be adding the ingredients to my shopping list this week!

  3. Thanks for posting this! I’m 24 weeks preggo and have been craving SOMETHING with chocolate chips but didn’t know what lol! I just whipped up a batch of these and they are exactly what I wanted :D delicious!!

  4. Holy cow these cookies look good! I’m making them tonight!

    And your mom sounds totally fun! I like that you blamed her ‘crazy’ on the chocolate……I’m going to use that the next time I’m nuts! lol

  5. Hey, don’t keep us in suspense! Who said something first, you or him??

    The cookies look great! :)

  6. Haha! What a great story! I have never even meet you or your Mom and can just picture how things unfolded. Oh and I can NEVER get enough of peanut butter and chocolate.

  7. The story with your mom makes a great story now, right? What would we do without our parents…

    The cookies sound dangerous! I love the chocolate and peanut butter combination.

  8. these pictures make me go YUM!

  9. Ummmm que delicia. Feliz dia de los romanticos y enamorados

  10. These really sound delicious. I am new here and I took some extra time to browse through your earlier posts. I’m so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  11. Mmmm love these!

  12. holy freaking cow. my two favorite cookies in one recipe?! and I was excited when you posted your oatmeal peanut butter choc. chip cookies… that was only the beginning! making these today, thanks christy!

  13. These were a hit. everyone was drooling, including me. New favorite cookies.

  14. These look like something I just might fall in love with!

  15. You are my favorite. These cookies are ridiculous. I cannot wait to make these cookies for the rest of my life. Rock on.

  16. whenever i crave chocolate and peanut butter this is the blog i come to! just made these… they are so good! the cookies are amazingly chocolatey with just enough peanut butter. i only baked them for 8 minutes so they’d be nice and soft. they’re perfect! and i must say, this recipe makes the most delicious cookie dough i’ve ever had! thanks for another stellar chocolate/peanut butter recipe :)

  17. So does anyone know the nutritional value of these lovely looking and awesome tasting cookies?

    Lisa

  18. Yum! This recipe and the pictures made my mouth water!

  19. I made these cookies a little while ago, and I just wanted to let you know that they were really great – all of my coworkers loved them too! If you’re interested in checking it out, I referenced your recipe in my blog:

    http://www.rainbowconfection.com/post/18986546935/doublechocolatepeanutbuttercookies

  20. instead of using 1.5 cups of regular chocolate chips, i used half semi-sweet & half white + sprinkled powdered sugar on top. most decadent thing i’ve ever eaten; thank you so much.

  21. r0LYzi I truly appreciate this blog post. Much obliged.

  22. Thanks for the recipe! I just made these tonight for a potluck that I am going to tomorrow. I appreciate that they have PB in them, but aren’t dry. They are in fact very moist. Chocolate + PB is a great combo! They were easy to make and cooked quickly. I actually cut back on the sugar by a half cup and feel like they turned out great.

  23. Just made these cookies and they are SO good, my housemates have already eaten half of them in the past hour :)

  24. Priscilla Torres says:

    Just made these and they are heavenly, thank you sooooo much for sharing the recipe!

  25. I absolutimously Love these cookies….. Made them…. Thanks a lot!!