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Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Today is the big day… the big reveal… the big share. For those of you who are food bloggers and on twitter  you may have been hearing a lot of buzz lately about The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap that was organized by Julie from The Little Kitchen and Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil.

Matches were sent out last month and I sent my cookies out last week. I can finally share with everyone the cookies that I baked and the three lucky recipients! Here were the three food bloggers I sent cookies too:

Rocio from Rosy Girl Baked Goods

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing what cookies I received, the recipes, and of course the blogger behind the cookies! *I did not receive cookies from the same people whom I sent too!

Now, on to the cookie I baked for this special event. I don’t make many chocolate based cookies, and have had this cookie recipe bookmarked for longer than I can remember. I love the chocolate/ peanut butter combo, and just had a feeling these cookies would be amazing. I am a fan of the chewy-soft cookie. Some like theirs hard, thin, thick, etc… I like mine chewy and soft, and of course preferably fresh out of the oven! These cookies encompass everything I love about a cookie and more. The ratio of chocolate to peanut butter (in my opinion) is perfect! I hope you’ll bake these cookies up and share them with family, friends, and neighbors!

Source: Hershey’s
Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: PT8-10M

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4-1/2 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2-1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 bag Reese’s Peanut Butter chips


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together flour, cocoa, bakingsoda and salt; set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer untilfluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beatingwell. Stir in peanut butter chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreasedcookie sheet.
  3. Bake 8 to 9 minutes. *Do not over bake; cookies willbe soft.


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5 Responses to “Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray posted on December 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm (#)

    These look delicious! I have to participate next year!

  2. BigBearswife posted on December 12, 2011 at 7:31 pm (#)

    wonderful cookies!! I love chewy cookies!

  3. Shari Brooks posted on December 16, 2011 at 10:30 pm (#)

    love this recipe and i love chewy cookies. I'm glad I stopped by. I participated in the Cookie Swap and had a blast baking and receiving cookies!


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