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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Candy Cookies

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Candy Cookies
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 30

Both peanut butter-lovers and chocolate-lovers can agree, these delicious chocolate peanut butter cookies are hard to resist! So, don’t! Soft and chewy with the taste of delicious peanut butter and chocolate in every bite we’ve even added some of our favorite peanut butter candy to give them an extra tasty crunch. This dough is simple to prepare and doesn’t require rolling or refrigeration; just mix up your ingredients and drop your dough on the cookie sheets. Make sure to double the recipe because these cookies are sure to bring a smile and have people reaching for more than one. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 15, 2020
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup chocolate-flavored or regular peanut butter (from 14-oz jar)
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/4
cups (about 12 oz) orange, yellow and brown candy-coated peanut butter candies

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet with shortening or spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat sugars and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Beat in peanut butter, vanilla and egg. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in candies. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are set (centers will be soft). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • Mix your flour, coco, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl before stirring into your wet ingredients to ensure your ingredients are mixed well.
  • After dropping your cookies on the cookie sheet, add a couple extra candies to the top to give them a more polished look.
  • Use parchment paper to make clean-up go faster. Clean off the paper when you are done and reuse your paper for your next batch of cookies.
  • This recipe is definitely a crowd favorite so it’s a good idea to double the recipe. Freeze any uneaten cookies so they are ready to take out again when you are craving a chocolate and peanut butter treat. To freeze cookies, wait until cookies have cooled completely after baking. Place cookies in a single layer and store in freezer-safe flat-bottomed, square or rectangular plastic containers with an airtight lid. Line each layer of cookies with a sheet of wax paper and label your container. Eat these cookies within two months for best results!
  • Looking for more delicious chocolate-packed cookies to try? We love indulging in these delicious and easy-to-make Nutella® Chocolate Chip Cookies and we love the rich chocolatey flavor in these Double-Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
14g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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