Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips
Get ready to be amazed by the perfection of these Amish chocolate peanut butter chip cookies. These treats combine rich chocolate with creamy peanut butter chips, resulting in a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds.
Imagine biting into a freshly baked chocolate cookie, its enticing aroma filling the air with hints of cocoa and warmth. Each bite offers a delightful experience as the indulgent chocolate and smooth, nutty peanut butter chips come together in perfect balance.
The chocolate provides a decadent backdrop, while the peanut butter chips add a luxurious creaminess and a touch of saltiness, creating a comforting and sophisticated flavor profile.
These cookies are the epitome of indulgence, perfect for enjoying with a cold glass of milk, sharing with loved ones, or savoring alone. They bring joy and satisfaction to anyone lucky enough to taste their exquisite flavors.
So whether you're a chocolate lover, a peanut butter enthusiast, or you simply adore the combination, these cookies will captivate your senses and leave you craving more.
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Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
I only had one 10 oz. package of peanut butter chips when I made these cookies. And they could've used more peanut butter chips. But I did with what I had, and they were still great.
But if you love chocolate cookies with lots of peanut butter chips, I recommend getting two packages of Reese's chips.
However, you could also add some semi-sweet chocolate chips. Or if you can find some mini peanut butter cups, those would work great as well.
Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
How your chocolate cookies turn out will largely depend on your baking time. And achieving that perfect texture can be an art.
When slightly underbaked, these cookies are irresistibly gooey and oh-so-soft, melting in your mouth with each bite.
However, if you enjoy a delightful contrast, as I do, I suggest extending the baking time a touch. This gives the edges a gentle crispness while keeping the centers gloriously soft and chewy. It's the ideal balance that I find absolutely divine.
And in my oven, I've found that baking smaller cookies for around nine minutes achieves the perfect result. However, every oven is unique, so you might need to experiment a bit to find your perfect timing.
And if you lean towards a cookie with a satisfying crunch and just a hint of chewiness, go ahead and let them bake a bit longer. It's all about personal preference, and you can tailor the baking time to suit your taste.
Using Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cookies to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches
Chocolate peanut butter cookies would make a fantastic base for an ice cream sandwich. The rich, chocolatey flavor and the creamy peanut butter notes of the cookies pair perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The combination of the cold, creamy ice cream and the chewy cookies creates a delightful contrast in textures and flavors. It's a surefire way to elevate your ice cream experience and create a delectable dessert.
- Once the cookies have cooled, remove the ice cream from the freezer and let it soften slightly for easier spreading.
- Take one cookie and place a generous scoop of softened ice cream on its flat side. Spread the ice cream evenly across the cookie.
- Take another cookie and gently press it onto the ice cream, creating a sandwich. Press firmly but gently to help the ice cream adhere to the cookies.
- Repeat the process with the remaining cookies and ice cream.
- Once the ice cream sandwiches are assembled, you can enjoy them immediately or wrap them individually in plastic wrap and place them in the freezer to firm up for a couple of hours.
- When ready to serve, unwrap the ice cream sandwiches and enjoy the perfect combination of chocolate peanut butter chip cookies and creamy ice cream.
Note: You can experiment with different flavors of ice cream to create unique and delicious combinations. Additionally, you can roll the edges of the ice cream sandwiches in crushed peanuts or sprinkles for added texture and decoration.
Can I Freeze Cookies?
These Reese's chewy chocolate cookies freeze well.
I typically bake mine and then place them into an airtight container and freeze most of them. Freezing keeps them fresh for up to a month or more. Then whenever you crave a cookie, you can thaw and enjoy it. (I also love them while still partially frozen.)
For freezing the dough before baking, start by placing the dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow them to freeze for 1-2 hours until completely solid, and then move them to freezer-safe zipper bags. When it's time to bake, you'll probably need to extend the baking time by 1-2 minutes if baking directly from frozen.
Whether you're a peanut butter lover or simply adore the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, these cookies are a must-try. And if you try them, I would love it if you left a comment and star rating below. Thank you!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies Recipe
- 1 c. butter, softened (or margarine)
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 - 3 c. Reese's peanut butter chips
- Preheat the oven to 350℉.
- In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars.1 c. butter, softened (or margarine), 1 c. brown sugar, 1/2 c. white sugar
- Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.2 large eggs, 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Add them to the wet mixture and mix to combine.2 c. all-purpose flour, 3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder, 3/4 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt
- Stir in the peanut butter chips.2 - 3 c. Reese's peanut butter chips
- Drop with a cookie scoop or spoon onto greased baking sheets and flatten a bit.
- Bake for 8 - 10 minutes.
- Let the cookies rest on the tray for a minute before removing them to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.
- These cookies freeze well.