Cutler’s Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies
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 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.
The 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.
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!!
Not one, but two frostings. A peanut butter and a chocolate. My sisters would be proud. They’re known to do frosting shots for lunch.
Each 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.
OTHER COOKIE RECIPES:
- Best Peanut Butter Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cutler's Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies
- 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
- 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)
- For the Peanut Butter Cookies: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in center of oven. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Cream together butter, sugars, salt, baking soda and powder. Add vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
- Add flour and peanut butter chips. Mix just until flour and chips are blended together.
- 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.
- Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until set. Cool completely.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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My mom and I just stopped at Cutlers in Layton and I had one of these cookies. I need to know how many calories in one cookie.
Ha sorry I don’t know but it’s probably a lot!
Love these cookies! I’ve made this recipe several times since you first posted it, and they are always a hit. I remember following the link you posted to the Cutler’s Cookies blog, and bookmarking the lemon meltaways to try. Looks like the blog has been removed, so thought I’d ask if you had saved any of the cookie recipes on that blog before it was taken down? I’d love the lemon meltaways, if you have that recipe by chance?
Shoot! No. I wish I would have!!
The recipe states butter, but the picture shows unsalted butter. Many of your recipes use unsalted butter, so I am wondering if that is what you meant.
Yes. That’s a preference but I use unsalted butter.
Hello, Christy! I made these cookies yesterday–and today–and am disappointed by how flat they turned out. I baked half of the cookies, yesterday, and then decided to refrigerate the dough over night to harden it a bit. I just baked off that dough, and the cookies turned out just a flat. Any advice? I really like the idea of these cookies, but I don’t like their flatness. Thanks!
That’s so weird. Mine are never flat and quite thick. Shoot. Are you at a high elevation?
I baked them too and they turned out flat. The taste was excellent though! I live at 5,000 feet about sea level. I’m thinking that I need to decrease the sugar and add more flour. Thanks for the yummy recipe!
This is the first time that cookies I’ve baked turned out flat. But I don’t mind because they are delicious.
oh shoot. They definitely aren’t flat.
I just found this recipe on Pinterest 4 weeks ago. I have made it three times since. My family prefers them as cookie bars. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.
Oh wow! Can I come over?
how come you dont add vanilla to the peanut butter frosting.
You can definitely add it if you want.
Mine also ended up flat. Live in Northern Utah. Any suggestions?
Altitude? Not enough flour? Old eggs? It could be anything.
Mine were kind of thin and yours are nice and thick. What did I do differently? They still taste amazing but are thin and flat.
Mine were definitely not flat. Hmm. I’m not sure. Are you at high elevation?
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!
I haven’t tried this in bar form but why not? Hello relative!
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!!
Girlll. I hope you’re kidding. I’m gonna have to check that out.
I’m horrified. You’re right. I changed the recipe so it’s half the butter.
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 🙂
Oh my goodness. So good to hear!
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!
Why don’t I live in UTAH!!!!
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!
Girl. It will definitely satisfy that craving.
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.
HAHA! So glad they turned out gluten-free and all! Your comment made me laugh out loud. I love your trick of piping it on. Don’t know why I didn’t think about that.
It is unsalted butter that you use in the cookie and frosting, right
Yes, unsalted is what I use!
Just curious about how many calories in each delicious looking cookie!
Oh girl, do you really want to know? I don’t know but I’m sure it’s really high.
What a great idea!
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…
Haha. I’m jealous that you live so close!
These look amazing! For the icing, does your recipe reflect the halved amount?
Yes. The recipe listed above it the halved amount.
hey girl these look amazing! Yummy!
Thanks! They are.
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.
These look amazing! Do you know how many the recipe makes? Thanks!
It makes around 2 dozen depending how big you make the cookies!
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 😉
I know right?!!
Do you have to let the pb frosting harden before putting on the chocolate?
I didn’t and the instructions didn’t say to but I can see how setting the peanut butter frosting first in the fridge would make it easier to put the chocolate frosting on.