Recently I had to make some cookies for a party. Much to my dismay, I was out of chocolate chips and had one bag of peanut butter chips I didn't know what to do with. This recipe was (fortunately) a successful experiment as I crossed my favorite brownie and chocolate chip cookie recipes. My family likes it better than both. It tastes something like a peanut butter cup in cookie form.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat butter, shortening, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat the first egg into the butter until completely blended, then beat in the vanilla with the second egg. Mix flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt in another bowl; mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture until just incorporated. Fold in peanut butter chips, mixing just enough to evenly combine.

  • Drop spoonfuls of the dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cookies are set, about 8 minutes.

Cook's Note:

For nicer-looking cookies, reserve some of the chips and press 3 to 4 by hand into the top of each cookie. Not necessary, and takes a few extra minutes, but they look a lot nicer when they're done.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; 6.9 g total fat; 17 mg cholesterol; 67 mg sodium. 18.6 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2015
Perfect! They stayed soft and plump! So much better than the recipe on the back of the Reece peanut butter chip bag. I made small cookies, and cooked them for 12 minutes. I also added some chocolate chips as I have a bad habit of skimming off the top of the peanut butter ones! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2017
The shortening is a mistake. I made them once without (substituting butter) and once with. With it the texture is weird and there is less flavour. Another mistake (was it a typo??) - the 20-minute bake time. The usual 10-11 minutes is what is actually required. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2015
Perfect! They stayed soft and plump! So much better than the recipe on the back of the Reece peanut butter chip bag. I made small cookies, and cooked them for 12 minutes. I also added some chocolate chips as I have a bad habit of skimming off the top of the peanut butter ones! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2015
Perfect! They stayed soft and plump! So much better than the recipe on the back of the Reece peanut butter chip bag. I made small cookies, and cooked them for 12 minutes. I also added some chocolate chips as I have a bad habit of skimming off the top of the peanut butter ones! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2013
instead of peanut butter chips I added 1/2cup chunky peanut butter and 3/4 cup of chocolate chips. i didn't have shortening so instead used another 1/4 cup of butter. bake at 350 for 11 minutes. perfect. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2017
The shortening is a mistake. I made them once without (substituting butter) and once with. With it the texture is weird and there is less flavour. Another mistake (was it a typo??) - the 20-minute bake time. The usual 10-11 minutes is what is actually required. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2014
These cookies are AWESOME!! I did add about half cup of chocolate chips and i do find it needing a lot more time. my was perfect in 20 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2013
You can't go wrong w/chocolate and peanut butter right? I halved the recipe as I only had 1/2 bag of PB chips to use and that yielded 34 smallish cookies. Fresh out of the oven and slightly cooled these taste great. The true test will come when I try a room temp cookie though (I'll return to edit if necessary). The bake time is a little off for me. I found my cookies (and they were smallish) needed 10-11 minutes to be set. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2013
Very nice recipe. I've tried 2 chocolate cookie recipes previously and while neither was bad neither was worth remaking. This recipe is a keeper. I grabbed butterscotch chips rather than peanut butter chips by mistake and subbed 1/4 cup flour with 1/4 cup oats(to add a little texture) otherwise followed the recipe. It's a bit sweet so I added almost 1/4 cup flour to the remaining 1/3rd of the batch which improved it. The butterscotch chips are far too sweet and attributed much to the over-sweetness. These are wonderfully tender cookies with a wonderful flavor. Good stuff deserves 4.5 stars or a 9 out of 10 rating by me. Very nice cookie. Almost forgot for added interest I sprinkled just a touch of salt on top of some of the cookies (less than 1/8th tsp for approx 24 2.5" cookies). It was a nice surprise... salty and sweet chocolate. Hey they're not health food! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2014
This was my first time trying cookies with peanut butter chips. And I loved it! I only had 1/2 cup of white sugar so I filled the other half with pure cane granulated sugar. I also added about a cup of semisweet chocolate chips. They turned out wonderful! Thanks for the recipe will make again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2014
Best butter pecan cookies I've ever made because I've never made em before! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2019
THIS! Will be my go-to recipe best one I ve ever made! A previous comment is spot on this recipe is far better than the recipe on Reese s pb chip bag! Much less sugar. I was running low on regular sugar so did 3/4 cup of each...omg. They are delish! Thank you! Read More