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Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies on White Parchment Paper- Overhead Shot

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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Quick and easy chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft, thick, and full of brown sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade cookies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Servings 36 Cookies
Calories 119
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 1/2 cup Shortening Butter flavor
  • 3/4 cup Peanut butter Creamy
  • 1 1/4 cups Brown sugar
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 2 tbsp Milk Whole or 2%
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa powder Can add up to 1/2 cup if you want a very strong chocolate flavor
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Mini chocolate chips Semisweet


  • In a large mixing bowl, add shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, milk, vanilla extract and mix until combined and smooth.
  • Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and mix until just combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  • Scoop out small portions of the dough and roll them into balls.
  • Note: If dough is too sticky, chill in fridge for 30-40 minutes to make it easier to handle. If dough is to dry, mix in a little more milk.
  • Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper.
  • Flatten them with a "criss-cross" pattern, using a fork.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-9 minutes or until edges are firm and center is slightly soft.
  • Remove from oven and allow them to cool completely in the pan and then, enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg