#12) Cocoa Peanut Butter Cookies

Okay, the semester has started... I had my first classes of my Bachelor of Education today :) Overall the day was good, busy and a little stressful, but there is something satisfying about taking those first steps towards what you want in life. To celebrate taking these first steps, I decided to bake a new sweet treat, combining two of my faves again, good ol' PB and chocolate :)


1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup chopped almonds (or just use crunchy PB)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips (milk chocolate is best for this recipe)


-Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
-Cream together butter, sugars, peanut butter, and nuts.
-Add eggs and vanilla.
-Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture in thirds (not with an hand-mixer, the batter is too thick).
-Stir in chocolate chips.
-Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
-Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on sheet for 2 minutes then move to cooling rack.

-Do not drop too much dough for each cookie because they will spread out and meet (not pretty HaHa).


  1. Dani these cookies look yummy and my boys would love them!


  2. Back to school and you still find time to cook these wonderful things! Mmmmm!

  3. thanks for the compliments! :)

    i am hoping to get back in the kitchen this weekend :):):):):)

  4. great cookies .. it's on my "to do list" and anything which has chocolate, peanut butter and nuts is definitely up my alley!

  5. Oh these are great cookies Dani!! Happy Baking :)

    Rosie x