Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

May 10, 2011


The other day I came home from work and I wanted a cookie. Badly. And I wanted a really decadent, super unhealthy, super chocolaty one that would make me lapse into a sugar coma for hours so I wouldn’t feel guilty about watching nonstop episodes of Arrested Development (I have a bit of an obsession lately) in lieu of visiting the gym.

I tried to exercise restraint, but it was no use. Mama needed a cookie! The best I could do was cut back on the sugar and sub in some whole wheat flour. So there you go. It was a mad cookie frenzy. But don’t worry, I ate a whole plate of veggies for dinner.

Ingredients: (Makes about 2 dozen cookies)

2 sticks of butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder (be generous!)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup chopped peanuts (unsalted or lightly salted)

1/2 cup peanut butter chips

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Next, add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until combined.


Next, add in the peanuts, chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips.


Chill the dough for 30 min to an hour.


Roll the dough into balls and place evenly on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes. Cool before serving.


Enjoy with some cold milk.


  Then go eat a veggie plate. That cancels out the cookies, right?

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Aparna E. May 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Ok…but seriously, these look delicious. And hey! You made a conscious effort to make them a little healthier by cutting down sugar, which is awesome. I wish I was that clever when I cooked or baked :P Well done Jen!

Aparna E. May 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I like the disclaimer that eating a plate of veggies after is perfectly acceptable. These look so delicious. Sadly, if my wedding wasn’t in August, I’d be chomping on about 828329 of these. Freeze some for me so I can eat them in September, k? K :)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods May 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I know what you mean, this kind of cooking is seriously derailing my “get fit for the wedding” plan. Ack! September for you and November for me- the cookie monster will come out from hiding!

Andie @ CanYouStayForDinner May 12, 2011 at 11:35 am

Jen, these are so gorgeous. The photography, the chewiness, I love them. Thanks for sharing :)

naomi May 11, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Oh, these look awesome!

Lisa {smart food and fit} May 11, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Wow, this look sinful. I bet the butter makes these cookies soft and chewy.

Biz May 11, 2011 at 10:00 am

Any recipe that starts with “2 sticks of butter” is a winner in my book! :D

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods May 11, 2011 at 11:15 am

Gah! I know, right? I started to feel guilty about that ingredient, until I tasted the cookies! ;)

brandi May 11, 2011 at 9:17 am

these look so chocolately and fluffy! Perfect :)

Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 11, 2011 at 6:02 am

These cookies sound so delicious! Sometimes you really NEED a cookie. Veggies for dinner = perfect balance!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods May 11, 2011 at 9:00 am

LOL! I couldn’t agree more!

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