5 from 16 votes
Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate
Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate and Peanuts
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Cool and Set Time
2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time
47 mins

Perfectly chewy and soft, homemade peanut butter cookies with chocolate and peanuts!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate
Servings: 24
Calories: 205 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoons light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup extra for rolling
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 packages (15 ounces) chocolate candy wafers, preferably Ghirardelli or 15 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped, melted and tempered
  • 1 cup salted, dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
For the Cookie Dough:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and have ready a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Also, have ready a small bowl with about a 1/4 cup of sugar for coating the cookie dough balls.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. With a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, mix until smooth.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Scoop out heaping tablespoons of dough, and roll into a ball. Roll in the granulated sugar, and transfer to the baking sheet spacing them 1 1/2"-2" apart.
  6. Make crosshatch lines across the tops of the cookies using the tines of a fork, and bake for 12-14 minutes, just until the edges are a deeper brown. Set aside and allow to cool completely, about 20 minutes or so.

  7. Have ready a large work surface lined with wax paper. Prepare the chocolate wafers as directed on the package, or melt and  temper if using real chocolate. 

  8. Dip the cooled cookies half-way in the melted chocolate, and allow the excess to drip away. Place on the wax paper and sprinkle with a generous pinch of chopped peanuts. Repeat until all the cookies have been dipped.

  9. Allow to set completely (1-4 hours depending on your environment and which kind of chocolate you used), serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Makes 20-24 cookies.

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate and Peanuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 152mg7%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.