Cutler’s Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies

Cutler’s Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies from their own website. These might be my favorite cookie ever.

These Cutler’s Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies are a sugar cookie with peanut butter chips in it topped with not one but two frostings. That’s how I roll!Cutler's Famous Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies

Cutler’s Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies

Imagine if you were fined for being overweight. I know I don’t talk about my husband’s job a lot on this blog but he plays football for the Miami Dolphins and they are fined for every pound that they are overweight.

They are each given a weight that the coaches deem appropriate and every Thursday they weigh in. If you don’t meet your weight you are fined $500 per pound/per day.

So if I had that job, I would be fined about $2500 a day as we speak.

Oh sure, we all think we would love that. Love to “have” to keep in shape. But…some guys don’t care. They just let the fines build up. Then there are other guys who skip meals on Wednesday nights and are in the sauna all Thursday morning hoping to sweat some more pounds out to avoid being fined.


These cookies…I’ve thought about sending these into the locker room, Thursday night after everyone has weighed in. They are the ultimate treat and might be one of my favorite cookies of all-time. These Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies come from Cutler’s Cookies in Utah. They actually give the recipe on their blog here. cutlers-peanut-butter-chocolate-cookies-3The first day I made them I made myself sick because I couldn’t stop eating them. Believe it or not, I actually enjoyed them more the second day when I just ate one. cutlers-peanut-butter-chocolate-cookies-4 The secret in my opinion is the cake flour. Don’t worry. I give an easy way to make your own in the notes of this recipe. It keeps the cookies incredibly soft which is hard to do with peanut butter cookies. Well these are actually sugar cookies with peanut butter chips which is genius!!cutlers-peanut-butter-chocolate-cookies-7Not one, but two frostings. A peanut butter and a chocolate. My sisters would be proud. They’re known to do frosting shots for lunch. Cutler's Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter CookiesEach cookie is its own decadent dessert. It’s more than a dessert – it’s an experience. And really, you can’t or shouldn’t eat more than one.

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Cutler's Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Servings: 4 dozen
  • 1 cup butter , room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/4 cups cake flour (see notes for homemade cake flour substitution)
  • 1- 12 oz bag Reese's Peanut Butter chips (no substitutions)
Peanut Butter Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter , soft-room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (not natural)
  • milk to thin to proper consistency
Chocolate Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (or less if you like a lighter cocoa frosting)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk (more if needed)
  1. For the Peanut Butter Cookies: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in center of oven. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together butter, sugars, salt, baking soda and powder. Add vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
  3. Add flour and peanut butter chips. Mix just until flour and chips are blended together.
  4. Using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, or just a large spoon, scoop into 2 inch balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet about 4 inches apart.
  5. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until set. Cool completely.
  6. For the Peanut Butter Frosting: Cream together room-temperature butter and powdered sugar. Add peanut butter and beat until smooth. Add milk a tablespoon at time, just until frosting is smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  7. For the Chocolate Frosting: Cream butter and 2 cups powdered sugar. Add cocoa and vanilla. Add milk a tablespoon at a time until frosting is smooth. If needed, add more powdered sugar.
  8. After cookies are cooled, frost with peanut butter frosting. Then frost on top of the peanut butter frosting with the chocolate frosting. When spreading the chocolate frosting on top of the peanut butter frosting, be very gentle and leave a small space between the edge of the peanut butter frosting and the chocolate frosting for a layered frosting look.
Recipe Notes

I never have cake flour on hand but you can easily make your own. 1 cup of cake flour is equal to 1 cup of regular all-purpose flour with 2 tablespoons of flour replaced with cornstarch. So basically I take my measuring cup and put 2 tablespoons of cornstarch in it and then fill the 1 cup measuring cup with flour. Do this 3 times for this recipe and then add your remaining 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour.

Source: From Cutler's Cookies. I did cut the chocolate frosting in half because it was plenty that way.

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Cutler's Famous Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies - not one frosting but two! One of my absolute favorite cookies.

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  1. Do you have to let the pb frosting harden before putting on the chocolate?

  2. WHOA two frostings??? Um so much better than one- especially when it’s peanut butter and chocolate!! And OMG I can’t imagine getting fined…that would surely make me cut down on my baking ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. These look amazing! Do you know how many the recipe makes? Thanks!

  4. 500 dolla???? oh my gosh!! dude. I mean I already knew I wasn’t cut out to be a pro football player but dang. I read this to my husband and now we just have all kinds of follow up questions. are they charged if they’re underweight? are they given an exact number or a range? Now I get why your husband doesn’t read your blog about amazing double frosting cookies. I wouldn’t read it either if I were charged for eating this stuff. But I’m not, hallelujah. bring on the Reese’s chips!!!

    • Haha. Yes so at the beginning of the season they are given an exact weight that the coaches have determined for them (my husband’s is 260). He’s always under so he actually eats a big meal right before. They get fined for being over and they give a 5lb leeway for being under. If you don’t make your weight too many times, they’ll just cut you. They’re cattle…that’s all.

  5. hey girl these look amazing! Yummy!

  6. These look amazing! For the icing, does your recipe reflect the halved amount?

  7. I live in Utah with a Cutler’s – with a drive through – right around the corner from my house. They just make it too easy. Maybe that’s why Utah doesn’t have an NFL team…

  8. What a great idea!

  9. Just curious about how many calories in each delicious looking cookie!

  10. It is unsalted butter that you use in the cookie and frosting, right

  11. I gained 5 pounds just reading the recipe but then I made them…OMG!!! These are the most amazingly delicious and sinful cookies I think I have ever made or eaten. I made them gluten–free (because so much healthier, right?) to take to a family gathering and was worried about the cake flour trick with gluten-free flour and they still turned out absolutely amazing! I piped the icing on then spread smooth and this worked great to keep the icings from mixing with each other. No crazy piping–you could easily just fill a bag and cut a small hole to get the same effect but made it easier than trying to put the icing on the cookie with a spatula. Thanks for the recipe and I guess now I have one more reason not to play professional sports. Ok, two reasons. Chocolate and peanut butter.

  12. Um, these look amazing. I am pregnant right now, and all I want to eat is peanut butter and chocolate, so I am definitely making these tomorrow!

  13. I live in Utah just a few miles from several Cutler’s. It is a dangerous place! These are good…but you also need to try the lemon shortbread, the almond glazed sugar cookies, the buttercream frosted ginger, the chocolate brownie marshmallow… and at night they sell all their cookies for half price!

  14. Hello. I made these in August for our yearly family reunion. HUGE hit! Now however, it is requested that I make them for ANY get-together. My sisters and brothers rave about them, so now I have to make them for our family Christmas party next week.
    Thank goodness I bookmarked it only laptop because I was panicking when I couldn’t remember the name, nor could I find it on Pinterest. PHEW!
    I cannot eat them (gluten free) but I like to make things for those I love….I know this will be right up there with my yearly Christmas fudge making.
    Thanks, I think!! haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Julia Cochran says:

    I have made these twice. They are delicious! I was curious about Cutler’s and followed your link to their recipe. I noticed that in your recipe where you halved the chocolate frosting, you cut everything in half except the butter! No wonder it tastes so good! It’s been working for me so I’m keeping as is!!

  16. Christy I’m wondering if anyone has made this into bars? It’s already over 105 in AZ and so baking needs to happen one time. Denney is my maiden name, so hello relative!