Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


Sandwich cookies are always a hit, and homemade ones like these that feature peanut butter and chocolate are guaranteed to please!  Whenever we visit out-of-town friends, they ask if we’ll bring a batch of these cookies.

         Vickie Rhoads                                                                   Eugene, Oregon


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

2 Tbsp. shortening

1 cup baking cocoa

½ cup chocolate syrup

1 cup butter, cubed

¼ cup Creamy Peanut Butter

3 eggs

2 ½ cups sugar

2 ½ tsp. vanilla

2 ½ cups flour

1 ½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

Filling:   1 cup chunky peanut butter

½ cup butter, softened

1 cup milk

2 tsp. vanilla

11 cups confectioners’ sugar

In a large saucepan melt butter and shortening over low heat.  Remove from heat; stir in the cocoa, chocolate syrup and peanut butter until smooth.  Cool

In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until lemon colored.  Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla.  Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add the chocolate mixture.

Drop by teaspoonful 2 inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets.  Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.  Bake at 350 F. for 10-12 minutes or until surface cracks.  Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

In a large bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until fluffy.  Beat in milk and vanilla.  Gradually add confectioners’ sugar; beat until smooth.  Pipe or spread onto the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.           2 ¾ dozen


(Recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies was on, 2013)


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