Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Want to make friends at the office? Make these cookies. Want to make enemies at the office? Tell your co-workers that you made these chewy, chocolaty, peanutty cookies and don’t bring them in. Unintentionally, I did the latter. I told them about the cookies, they proceeded to ask where they were and when I said I didn’t have them one co-worker went all Sandlot on me and said “You’re killin’ me smalls” I suppose I’ll just have to make another batch now. Shucks.

If you have been around the blog for a while you will notice that this cookie recipe is the same cookie recipe that I used for my Chocolate Chocolate Chip and Nutella Cream Sandwich Cookies and that is for one simple reason: it produces the perfect, chewy chocolate cookie. With this recipe,  I simply took it in a different direction and instead of complimenting the cookies with nutella I used everyone’s favorite chocolate partner: peanut butter.

Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Makes 3 dozen Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper set aside.

2

Melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan over the lowest heat possible. Stir continuously until all chocolate and butter is melted. Remove from heat and cool completely.

3

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

4

In a large bowl beat melted chocolate, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy. Beat in vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time.

5

Slowly mix in dry ingredients. Batter will be thick.

6

Fold in chocolate chips. (Note: At this point, if dough seems too soft to work with, you can refrigerate for 30 minutes)

7

Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto prepared cookie sheet, taking care to make sure they are all the same size.

8

Cook 8-10 minutes or just until set. Remove from oven. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely.

9

In a bowl beat cream cheese, peanut butter and vanilla together until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until frosting is thick and spreadable.

10

Frost cooled cookies.

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    k
    September 19, 2010 at 9:00 am

    made these and split the batch, giving half to coworkers, half to my church group. received rave reviews from both! thanks!

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    ain
    September 16, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    OH! Looks great! so yummy!! I’ll try to do.

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    Emily
    September 6, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Ooooo I must try making these! Yummy!

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    August 30, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I love the Sandlot..one of my favorite movies! The cookies sound incredibly tasty, I don’t know if I could take them to work……seems like I could eat them all myself!!

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    Michelle
    August 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Chocolate and peanut butter are a perfect combination!

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    Jess
    August 30, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Oh my gosh, I love the Sandlot reference! One of my friends and I say that to each other all the time, but no one else ever gets what we’re talking about!

    Oh, and the cookies look pretty darn good too!

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    Michelle
    August 30, 2010 at 6:59 am

    I am so in the mood for chocolate and peanut butter. These looks delicious!