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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

by Jamie on October 14, 2010

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Chewy peanut butter cookies drenched in chocolate and chopped peanuts? Yes, please. I’ve always been a sucker for peanut butter. I remember being a kid and sneaking into the pantry to smuggle out the jar of Jif.

I would quietly open the jar and jam a tablespoon into the ooey, gooey goodness. Then I’d pretend the peanut butter spoon was a lollipop and spend minutes trying to release the deliciousness off the roof of my mouth. At one point, I vividly recall my mom telling me that I was going to get worms if I continued to eat it off of a spoon. The “worm” threat certainly did not deter from that jar of Jif…in fact, to this day I often eat PB&J for dinner.

At 31 years of age, I still indulge in a spoonful of peanut butter every so often, but now I choose to add mass quantities of it to my baked goods…especially peanut butter cookies. A simple dip in melted chocolate and a sprinkling of chopped peanuts can give a modern and upscale twist to a timeless classic. If you don’t have time for the dipping, no worries, they’re still quite delectable on their own.

These peanut butter cookies are full of flavor and texture, plus they make the perfect afternoon snack with an ice cold glass of milk. Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you all have a rocking weekend!

Searching for more deliciousness? Check out these recipes:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars from My Baking Addiction
Peanut Butter Buckeye Bars from My Baking Addiction
Boiled Peanuts, Fried Peanuts and Peanut Brittle from Three Many Cooks
Almond Butter Cookies from Good Life Eats


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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

October 14th, 2010

Yield: about 30 cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter; softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup quick oats

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup chopped peanuts

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and peanut butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time until well blended add in vanilla and mix to combine.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the oats until just combined. Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.

4. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until just lightly browned around the edges. Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet then transfer to cooling rack.

5. Once cookies are completely cooled, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave on medium power. Stir every 30 seconds until the chips are melted and smooth.

6. Working over the bowl of melted chocolate, spoon the chocolate over 1/2 of each cookie. Allow the access chocolate to flow back into the bowl. Sprinkle the wet chocolate with chopped peanuts and place on wax paper to harden.

Notes:

- If you are not fond of chunky peanut butter, simply replace it with creamy.
- Stored in an airtight container, these cookies will maintain their freshness for up to 3 days.


{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica @ How Sweet October 14, 2010 at 8:17 pm

The chocolate dippage just sent me over the edge. Peanut butter cookies are my favorite!

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Chris October 14, 2010 at 8:30 pm

You at 31…me at 38! As I catch up on my blog reading tonight, I am chomping on a Tbsp. of crunchy PB.

Like your dipped version of these… Your very own Reeses cookies! ;)

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Michelle October 14, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I am so all over these like chocolate on peanut butter!!

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Katie @ goodLife {eats} October 14, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I’m so doing this with my almond butter cookies! YUUUM! (thanks for linking them, by the way)

Also, when we moved my mom found a bunch of spoons under our couch in the family room. From me eating peanut butter and hiding the evidence. Kind of ironic that I have a kid with a peanut allergy, but I have learned to love almond butter.

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Amber October 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Bizarre. I used to do that lollipop thing too, and I used to get in trouble for it too. But my mama never said anything about worms! Not that it would have deterred me either.

Peanut butter cookies with oats.. that’s something I’ve never had. I think I’m going to have to try these. And they’ll be mine all mine because my freak of a husband hates peanut butter!

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The Blue-Eyed Bakers October 14, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Whoa. We love peanut butter cookies. Like LOVE them. But WHY have we never dipped them in chocolate and then added more peanuts!? You are genius!!

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Mags@OtherSideOf50 October 14, 2010 at 8:58 pm

The cookies alone would be enough to send me into a delicious food coma, but the chocolate dip? I’m afraid I’d never come back from the dark side.

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Victoria (District Chocoholic) October 14, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Cookies dipped in chocolate are genius. I have this idea to dip brownies in chocolate…

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Daydreamer Desserts October 14, 2010 at 11:05 pm

1. Clicked on link from Google Reader.
2. Read your post.
3. Whipped drool off with napkin.
4. Added to list of things to make this weekend. :)

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Michelle October 14, 2010 at 11:16 pm

These cookies look INCREDIBLE. I didn’t know you could improve a peanut butter cookie, but you certainly have.

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Michelle October 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm

These cookies look INCREDIBLE. I didn’t know you could improve a peanut butter cookie, but you certainly have. We never got in trouble for the peanut butter on a spoon snack, it was a regular treat from our grandpa.

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Sakura October 14, 2010 at 11:36 pm

What goes together better than peanut butter and chocolate. Yum!! I will be making this. :)

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Michele October 15, 2010 at 6:22 am

Those look wonderful! I LOVE peanut butter. Never turn down a peanut butter recipe. ;)

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notyet100 October 15, 2010 at 6:55 am

cookies look so yum,..

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Katrina October 15, 2010 at 7:10 am

I STILL eat spoonfuls of peanut butter out of the jar at least three times a week. I feel like it’s a minor obsession. These cookies look so tasty! I love the dipping idea.

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Brooke (Baking with Basil) October 15, 2010 at 8:59 am

Mmmm…..chewy peanut butter cookies!! I still eat pb by the tablespoon! Somethings you just can’t stray from. :)

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Amalia October 15, 2010 at 9:12 am

I’ve always licked peanut butter off the spoon too! is the best thing ever, I still do it. Sometimes I don’t even use a spoon (hey nobody else likes peanut butter at my house so I’m free) ;) Thansk fot these!

-Amalia

http://buttersweetmelody.wordpress.com/

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Paula October 15, 2010 at 10:42 am

Wow, a delicious new twist on an old favourite for sure and a must try. Wonderful cookies!

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Kelly October 15, 2010 at 11:03 am

And here I was going to skip over this post in my reader because I already have a great PB cookie recipe. But… but… you dipped them in CHOCOLATE?! You’re my hero. These look AH-mazing.

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Tara @ Smells Like Home October 15, 2010 at 11:24 am

holy smokes these look out-of-this-world amazing! i’m always looking for a great pb cookie recipe and this one seems to fit the bill – love that there are oats in the recipe!

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Mollie October 15, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Those look BEYOND! I wish I had some right now…I linked to them on my blog:
http://eatrunread.blogspot.com

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Barbara | VinoLuciStyle October 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm

I always thought I made peanut butter cookies because they were for my kids. They didn’t like chunky peanut butter so it wasn’t until a couple of years ago when my grocery shopping started to include food items that I actually preferred that I tried one with chunky peanut butter. That was it for me. Til this.

But come on Jamie…I need to start eating salads to get through the winter and not become a cousin to the Good Year blimp. When you see me flying over Ohio, know you are partially to blame!

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Alipalu October 15, 2010 at 5:20 pm

THIS cookie, rather than her boring PB cookie that sent her home, is what the poor girl on Top Chef Desserts SHOULD’VE made for the the Bake Sale Challenge episode! Great looking cookie, Jamie! YUM

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marla October 15, 2010 at 5:40 pm

I just love the dip idea, extra nuts are never a bad thing. Then again nor is too much chocolate :)

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Momma October 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Queenie, It was raw cookie dough I told you not to eat or you would get worms. not pb. and your Nana told me that when I was little . Just for the record!!! Making these right now. didn’t use the crunchy because of John.

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Joanne October 15, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Hey don’t rip on PB+J’s for dinner! they are completely respectable entities!

these cookies sound awesome and if there’s one thing better than PB…it’s PB dipped in chocolate.

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Prerna@IndianSimmer October 15, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Peanut butter and chocolate.. You just can’t go wrong with that. Love the dipped chocolate thing. Never tried doing that but it looks gorgeous!

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Jan October 15, 2010 at 11:15 pm

I love that you combined smooth and chunky peanut butters. Brilliant :)

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Ali October 16, 2010 at 6:36 am

Worms, lol! I’ve been enjoying pb “lollipops” for 33 years! One of my favorite snacks ever. The cookies look amazing, Jamie!

Ali

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Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) October 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm

These cookies look mouth watering. Yayy to more chocolate :D

THIS is what Heather C should have done!! [if you watch the drama that is TC:JD]

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Maria October 16, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Love that you dipped them in chocolate!

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El October 16, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Now this is a peanut butter cookie!

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newlywed October 17, 2010 at 9:12 am

Oh my! That could really turn me into a blue, furry cookie monster!

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Kristen October 17, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Those look phenomenal, Jamie!

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bridget {bake at 350} October 17, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Oh.My.Goodness.

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TidyMom October 18, 2010 at 7:12 am

LOVE it!!! you had me at dipped in chocolate! YUM!

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naomi October 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm

I can’t eat this, but I’m definitely going to add this recipe to my aresenal of bribery food, since my family loves anything peanut butter.

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Jackie October 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I made these today and they taste just like GRANDMA’S® big peanut butter cookies! Were your cookies really chewy? I was hoping they would be chewier :( Did you have to flatten the cookie dough before baking to get it that thin?

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Nutmeg Nanny October 21, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Dipping my favorite cookie in chocolate makes it even better!

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Jackie October 22, 2010 at 11:59 am

I take back what I said. After leaving the cookies overnight, they suddenly became EVEN MORE delicious. Thanks so much for the recipe :)

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kellypea January 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Deja vu! These tasty morsels look just like the ones I made a couple of years ago. Love that dipping action and remember the flavor and texture being divine. Seeing yous makes me wish I had a batch on my list for the week!

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Tracy Armstrong February 27, 2011 at 11:18 am

Oh my gosh! I made these last night for my hubby, and they were simply DIVINE! I wanted to eat the batter! Possibly the most delicious cookie I’ve ever had. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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diana December 9, 2012 at 8:15 pm

These were delicious! A must try

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