Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Yasmin Fahr

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I have to admit that baking is not my forte. I used to love baking in high school and would always be popping this or that in the oven, but I fell of that bandwagon once college hit and have stayed off ever since. 

So, when I decided to tackle these cookies, I knew that I had to study up on what I was getting myself into because I was a little rusty.

It might surprise many people to know that I was actually pre-med in college and worked in a hospital lab for a year (I know — big career switch). But that's to say that I am no stranger to exacting measurements and understanding the necessity for precision. You see, baking is much like science, much more than cooking is, and it's all about creating a balance when it comes to cookies.

What is that exactly? Well, I followed Michael Ruhlman's advice of having a 1:2:3 ratio for sugar to fat to flour, and, as he advises, then you can play around with whatever else you want from there. It's also a good idea to have a leavener like whipped egg whites, baking soda, or baking powder. 

So that's what I did for these chocolate peanut butter cookies. Plus follow these tips for making the perfect cookie. Enjoy!

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar, but don't overmix (it doesn't hurt to have a few, small butter chunks in there). In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and vanilla together. Then add to the butter mixture and combine. Mix in the peanut chips. 

Using a large spoon or 1 tablespoon, scoop up the dough, 1 spoonful at a time and lay about 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven for about 15-17 minutes, depending on your oven and how crispy you like them. 


Calories per serving:

491 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Vegetarian, Egg Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 38g 59%
  • Carbs 32g 11%
  • Saturated 14g 72%
  • Fiber 4g 16%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Monounsaturated 15g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 12g 24%
  • Cholesterol 41mg 14%
  • Sodium 90mg 4%
  • Calcium 47mg 5%
  • Magnesium 94mg 24%
  • Potassium 317mg 9%
  • Iron 2mg 11%
  • Zinc 1mg 10%
  • Phosphorus 211mg 30%
  • Vitamin A 129µg 14%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 13%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 10%
  • Niacin (B3) 7mg 33%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 10%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 68µg 17%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 2%
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