These have a nice chocolate and peanut butter taste but are not too sweet. Easy to prepare. Very Good.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
8 mins
additional:
2 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar and peanut butter. Beat in the milk, egg and vanilla. Stir together the cocoa powder and hot water until cocoa is dissolved; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter until well blended. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Use a fork to make a criss-cross pattern on the top.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 17g 6% DV; fat 10.1g 16% DV; cholesterol 7.9mg 3% DV; sodium 167.6mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004
Wonderful cookies! I wouldn't change a thing in this recipe. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2010
I tried these to get kids to eat peanutbutter cookies -- I thought they'd be more interested if they at least looked like chocolate cookies. I won't make them again -- you just can't get enough chocolate flavor into them. Just make regular peanutbutter cookies or add choc chips if you really want the chocolate flavor. This recipe doesn't work at all. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004
Wonderful cookies! I wouldn't change a thing in this recipe. Thank you for sharing! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2005
I changed the recipe a little bit by using butter instead of shortening and had great results. These cookies are delicious. They are a little messy though what with all the peanut butter and chocolate but definetly worth it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2008
I was very surprised by these cookies. Initially I was looking for a chocolate/peanut butter fix using a recipe that didn't call for white sugar. I came across this and I've been delighted. Now to be honest it's definitely not chocolatly enough maybe some chocolate chips would make it awesome for all of you chocolate fans but otherwise the cookies were delicious. The are slightly crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I put them in for the whole 10 minutes and they came out perfect. My husband loves them too! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/16/2010
I tried these to get kids to eat peanutbutter cookies -- I thought they'd be more interested if they at least looked like chocolate cookies. I won't make them again -- you just can't get enough chocolate flavor into them. Just make regular peanutbutter cookies or add choc chips if you really want the chocolate flavor. This recipe doesn't work at all. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2004
I am not a fan of chocolate chips but my family is so I thought we could compromise by trying this recipe. Pretty good and the family seemed to like them. Nice blend of chocolate and PB and VERY EASY to make. Good alternative to the other chocolate-like cookies. Thanks Steve. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2005
I liked the texture of the cookie. I am like some of the other though. Next time I would add some chocolate chips and nuts. I added some extra sugar and sprinkled some on top. They would probably be great with some nice hot chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2009
Very good. Could have used a bit more peanut butter and sugar for extra sweetness but still just as yummy with a cold glass of milk. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2004
These are a great combo of chocolate and peanut butter! The consistency was just like regular peanut butter cookies(not at all dry) and the color and taste is definitely chocolate. They turned out great--left over dough kept well in the refrigerator/ and freezer until later time! Not really sweet so we added a couple of chocolate chips on top while they were cooling....but next time I will use the peanut butter chips to top them off! This also gives those with peanut allergies a "heads up" re: ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2003
Good cookie but I added extra sugar and chocolate chips!! Read More
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