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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookies

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  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 36
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These peanut butter cookies are special for the holidays or anytime. Their secret is the chocolate candy that melts into the top.
Updated Aug 20, 2018
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  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Granulated sugar
  • 3 dozen milk chocolate stars or candy-coated chocolate-covered peanuts
Make With
Gold Medal Flour


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Stir together 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, shortening and egg. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  • 2
    Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in granulated sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate star firmly in each cookie; cool on wire rack.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Have just crunchy peanut butter on hand? Go ahead and use it for a peanuttier, slightly bumpier cookie.
  • tip 2
    In a hurry? Use one pouch of Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix instead. Immediately after baking cookies, be sure to top them with chocolate candies.


110 Calories, 6 g Total Fat, 2 g Protein, 13 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
6 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
5 mg
70 mg
60 mg
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
2 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Forget peanut butter and jelly! Peanut butter and chocolate is the perfect combo in our minds. And if you agree, you simply must try these buttery, crumbly cookies topped with melty, sweet chocolate stars! These cookies are perfect for any time of year and any occasion, especially since you can bake up a batch in under an hour. That’s right, these scratch cookies are easy and make for a pretty presentation with their sparkly sugar coating and chocolate-candy topping. If your a true peanut fanatic, try swapping in chocolate-covered peanuts for the chocolate stars or use chunky peanut butter in place of smooth. Cookies made with chunky peanut butter will have an extra nutty flavor and  a slightly chunky texture. If you want a master class in peanut butter cookies, check out Betty’s step-by-step tutorial. And once you master this peanut butter-chocolate cookie recipe, explore the rest of our peanut butter cookie recipes.
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