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No-Chill Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

No-Chill Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are magic little discs of delicious decadence that will soon become one of your most requested cookies! And, this cookie will make people like you!

Three Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip cookies sitting on a blue enamelware plate. A jar of milk sits next to the plate and a cooling rack filled with cookies sits in the background. What is is about cookies? They’re just little discs of magic deliciousness right? Everyone makes them and I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t love to eat them. Please don’t tell me you don’t like cookies. I don’t want to change my opinion of you. These No-Chill Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies recipe might change your mind though.

Chocolate cookies dotted with peanut butter chips sit on a cooling rack over a flour sack.I was going to my class reunion recently (no I will not say what year) and was going to take a detour to go visit my mother. I always tell my sisters that mom likes me best because I take her chocolate peanut butter treats, her favorite combination.

Top-down photo of Chocolate cookies dotted with peanut butter chips sit on a cooling rack over a flour sack. A blue plate holding two cookies is in the front next to a jar of milk and an antique hand mixer sit to the side.So, I knew I couldn’t arrive empty handed and took that as inspiration to make a new cookie. Sometimes a recipe is a hit right from the start. I’ve never had that luck with cookies and this No-Chill Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies recipe wasn’t an exception.

Two Chocolate cookies dotted with peanut butter chips sit in a blue plate over a flour sack. A jar of milk and a cooling rack full of cookies sit in the background.Even though cookies look easy, they can be complicated. Moisture, leaveners, fats and the list goes on. My first attempt resulted in a dry cookie that baked up exactly the way it went into the oven, unappealing and just blah! I reduced the flour, added more butter and changed the size of the cookie. This dough is stiffer than some cookie dough so I also elected not to chill the dough. Chilling is what retards your cookies from spreading too much during baking. Big doesn’t always taste better!

Raw cookie dough of a chocolate cookie dotted with peanut butter chips sitting on white parchment paper.My final result is a great cookie. I made another test batch and took them to my friends birthday party. Her guests thought they were bought because they were all the same shape and size. I think that’s a compliment but it’s because I use a scoop for the dough and then smash them to about 1/2 inch thick using the back of my measuring cup. Rocket science right?

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Three Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip cookies sitting on a blue enamelware plate. A jar of milk sits next to the plate and a cooling rack filled with cookies sits in the background.
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No-Chill Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

No-Chill Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe are little discs of delicious decadence that will soon become one of our most requested cookies!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Servings 52 cookies
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1-1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1-10 oz package of Reeses peanut butter chips 1-2/3 cups

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and sifted cocoa powder. Whisk together to combine.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add peanut butter and beat an additional 2 minutes. Add sugars, vanilla and eggs, mixing between each addition. Beat until combined.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  • Mix in peanut butter chips.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll or scoop dough into 2 tablespoon sized cookies and place on a cookie sheet. Using a flat surface (such as the bottom of your measuring cup, smash dough into a 1/2-inch thick circle.
  • Bake for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, turning the pan half way through baking. Don't over bake.
  • Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet and then remove parchment paper to a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • Store in an air tight container separating layers with parchment or wax paper.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 52mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.6mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




Sally T

Saturday 30th of May 2020

A few of these and a cold glass of milk and I'm ultra happy! Cookies make everything better!

Amanda Vuu

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

Hello Julie! I live in Nebraska too!! I love meeting other bloggers from my home state! These cookies look very tasty :) Nothing beats a goo peanut butter chocolate cookie and a glass of milk.

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

Hi, Amanda! A fellow midwest girl? I love it! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! There are a few of us in the area, but not too many foodies.

Judith Graber

Saturday 24th of June 2017

A certain niece and I will just love these. We are big Reese Peanut Butter fans. You know Julie I sometimes make chocolate chip cookies using a muffin tin. The cookies are always the same size and look like I bought them :)

Julie Menghini

Saturday 24th of June 2017

Thank you, Judi! How much do you put in a tin? That's a great idea!

Pamela (BrooklynFarmGirl)

Friday 23rd of June 2017

These cookies look amazing!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 24th of June 2017

Thank you, Pamela! They are so easy to put together and definitely make enough to share.

Lily

Thursday 22nd of June 2017

Cookies to me are a perfect single serving, portable, eat out hand dessert. It doesn't get any better than that in my opinion. And speaking if doest get any better, a delicious cookie I don't have to chill and wait for? That's the best kind - yum!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 24th of June 2017

Thank you, Lily! The first time I made them I did chill them and it worked so much better to bake them without. Win win! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!