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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


Today is one of those days.

One of those wait all day for the electrician to show up kinds of days…

One of those boyfriend and cats need to nap kind of days…

One of those can’t focus on applying for jobs because I had a really great interview for a job I really want this week kind of days…

So, what is my remedy?

Baking cookies, of course!

I have accumulated a lot of recipes in google reader over the last…couple of years?  So that is generally my go-to place for any kind of recipe.  After parsing through that list of bookmarks and not finding anything that I (a) was really inspired by or (b) had all the ingredients for, I decided to check out my new love–Pinterest.

I had pinned this recipe from food + words and decided it would be a good starting point for my first adventure in making my own recipe.

I have been reading the book Ratio, by Michael Ruhlman and used his cookie dough ratio (1 part sugar; 2 parts fat; 3 parts flour) as my starting off point for this recipe.  After tweaking it as I went I came up with this recipe!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Inspired by Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies by Jaclyn at Food + Words and the “Cookie Dough” Ratio featured in Ratio by Michael Ruhlman

Makes about 15 cookies


  • 1/2 cup chocolate peanut butter*
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp. milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream brown sugar and butter in a medium size bowl.  Add chocolate peanut butter, mix until well incorporated.  Add egg and vanilla to mix and combine.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together (or sift) flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add dry mix to wet in small increments.  Use tablespoon of milk with last bit of flour mixture if necessary to combine.
  5. Use ice cream scoop to scoop cookie dough onto a baking sheet. Press down with fork.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool 10-15 minutes.

*Chocolate Peanut Butter

Adapted from the same recipe on Food + Words


  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. canola oil


Combine all ingredients in bowl.  Mix well. You can use a food processor if you have one.  I don’t in this apartment so I just hand-mixed and it turned out great! 🙂

These cookies are delicious!  The peanut butter and chocolate are both relatively faint, neither are overpowering.  If you really want to taste one or the other (or both!) I would recommend adding either peanut butter chips or chocolate chips.  Otherwise, they do not flatten out at all, are dense, and almost moist.  I am a fan of voluminous cookies and these definitely are! Hope you enjoy!