Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies ~ these buttery slice and bake chocolate shortbread cookies studded with peanut butter chips might just become your new bff!

These cookies are a twist on my ever popular Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.ย  I swapped out the peanut butter cookie for a dark chocolate one, and the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips, pretty clever if I do say so myself ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Whichever way you play it, peanut butter and chocolate is a winning combination that never fails to please.

These are simple old fashioned cookies, all you need are a few basic ingredients and a wooden spoon. Soften your butter in the microwave (old fashioned’s charm only goes so far) and you can whip these up before you can tie your apron.

I’ve said it before, probably about 13 times already on this blog, but there’s something very satisfying, in a June Cleaver/Betty Draper kind of way, about having that log of dough chilling out in the fridge.

Slice these babies up and bake them off whenever the mood strikes.
4 from 2 votes

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Author Sue Moran


  • 1 stick unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup dark dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips


  • set oven to 325F
  • Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together with a wooden spoon, or a silicone spatula. Add in:
  • Mix until completely blended, then fold in:
  • Form the dough into a log and wrap in waxed or parchment paper, smoothing and shaping as you roll. Twist the ends firmly to secure.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour, longer if you want.
  • Slice the log into 3/8 inch slices with a sharp knife, and put them on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 12-15 minutes. They will still be soft when hot.
  • Cool on the pan for a few minutes and then transfer to a rack to cool.
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  • This recipe can be doubled.



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    Patricia Viviano
    December 3, 2013 at 9:12 am

    by any chance do you have a easy recipe like this for chocolate chip cookies? I just love your recipes!!!:) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ am going to make the double chocolate shortbread right now while I wait for your reply, hugs patricia

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      December 3, 2013 at 10:46 am

      Funny you should ask, the regular chocolate chip version is the one that started it all in our family, but for some reason I’ve never posted it. I’ll give you a sneak preview:
      2 sticks softened butter
      1/2 cup sugar
      1 tsp. vanilla
      2 cups flour
      1 cup chocolate chips
      cream the butter and sugar, mix in the vanilla and flour. Fold in the chocolate chips. Either spread in a square pan or roll into a log and chill, then slice and bake @ 350F for about 12 minutes. More like 40-50 for the square baking pan.

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    sabri ohm
    February 1, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    one stick of butter is 125gr or 250gr? im from south america and butter comes in this sizes.

    • Reply
      November 23, 2013 at 8:46 am

      Not sure by grams but one stick of butter is equal to a 1/2 cup.

    • Reply
      November 23, 2013 at 10:52 am

      One stick = 1/2 cup = 113 grams

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    Nessa Robins
    June 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I love anything nutty and these look divine. I agree, it’s a wonderful thing to have some delicious cookie dough in the freezer!

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    June 4, 2012 at 11:30 am

    i love peanut butter chips, particularly when they’re surrounded by chocolate cookie dough. delightful!

  • Reply
    June 3, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    You’ve done it again, Sue. Your sliced cookies never fail to impress me!

  • Reply
    Magnolia Verandah
    June 2, 2012 at 2:52 am

    No further explanation required – just and nice cup of tea!

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    Miss Migas
    June 1, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    They look soooooo chewy, soooooo delicious…..

  • Reply
    June 2, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Agreed. I love knowing that in the back of my freezer, I have backup frozen cookie logs and ready to bake homemade biscuits!

  • Reply
    June 2, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Always my favorite combination! I love the use of dark chocolate here!

  • Reply
    June 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Oh my – I think it’s time put on my June Cleaver pearls and start baking. That looks luscious.

  • Reply
    Susan Lindquist
    June 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Oh la la! What a great sweet treat fix! I love how you make a log of the dough and cut such consistently perfect rounds! Great idea! Happy Friday!

  • Reply
    June 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    These look fantastic! You can’t beat peanut butter and dark chocolate. Just in time for some weekend baking!

    Have a great weekend!

  • Reply
    Jacquelyn Grandy
    June 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I am so craving dark chocolate and peanut butter right now. Why is it that you always post something that I am either thinking about or craving at the moment? I honestly was just pursuing my cookbooks for a peanut butter icing to go with these brownies I want to make just before I saw your post. Must be something in the air. I was craving peanut butter and chocolate the other day so I grabbed a spoonful of Nutella and peanut butter and had myself a nice snack!

    Have a great weekend Sue.

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    Tricia @ saving room for dessert
    June 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Amen sister! Maybe a glass of milk would complete this experience for me. If you have any left over I can provide my address ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a terrific weekend!

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