Chocolate-Peanut Butter cookies are my husband’s favorite cookies! He is a lover of all things peanut butter and chocolate and these rank at the top of his list. As Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I decided to make a batch of these cookies this past weekend to surprise him with; he was pretty excited when he realized what I was up to. Between sharing with our boys, myself, and the neighbor kids, we polished on an entire batch of cookies in less than a day. Luckily, we still had all the ingredients needed for a second batch!
This cookie recipe is one of my fail-proof recipes, that I have never had turn out poorly! Every time I bake these delicious cookies, they are fluffy, chewy, and the recipe is perfectly written to encompass a bite of peanut butter and chocolate chips in every bite! Love that! I found this recipe years ago in a light cooking magazine, with each cookie only containing around 86 calories each! So not only are these amazing cookies, but they are lighter on calories as well! Winning recipe… I think so!
- 1 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
- 1/4 cup Canola Oil
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar (packed)
- 1/2 cup White Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Flour
- 1/3 cup Baking Cocoa
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Miniature Chocolate Chips
1. Begin by combining peanut butter and oil in a large mixing bowl.
2. In another bowl, add brown sugar and white sugar; mix well.
3. Add in eggs and vanilla; mix well again.
4. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add in the peanut butter and oil mixture.
5. Mix until blended (the dough will be sticky). Stir in the chocolate chips.
6. Drop the dough onto balls on ungreased cookie sheets. (*Optional- Flatten slightly with a drinking glass if you want a flatter cookie.)
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until the center is completely cooked and the tops crack.
8. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on wire racks.
Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies