Delicious, gooey and sweet chocolate peanut butter cookies will be the perfect dessert in your home. Made with a pudding mix, these cookies are soft and chewy. This cookie recipe will be a great addition to your recipe box!
Everyone loves a soft and gooey cookie recipe. Then, when you add in chocolate and peanut butter, well, that takes it to a whole new level. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies with chocolate chips does indeed take cookies to a whole new level.
A soft and gooey level. Delicious.
What makes these cookies so special?
The secret to these peanut butter cookies is the instant chocolate pudding mix. Pudding in cookies or cakes makes the end result soft. That is why brands are always proclaiming "pudding in the mix!"
To bake these cookies, you will want to use standard cookie sheets. You will also need cooling racks. Have you ever used waxed paper to cool cookies? That is certainly acceptable. I like using cookie sheets but whatever you have works.
Be sure to not let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets. They will continue to bake on there and the cookies might end up a little more done then you like.
To store these cookies, just place them in an airtight container. You can also place them in a cookie jar. This retro cookie jar is so cute! Do you know the secret to refreshing hardened or stale cookies?
Put a piece of sliced bread in with it. Seriously!
The moisture from the bread transfers to the cookies and makes the cookies soft and the bread hard. It is a trick my mom taught me years ago. You can read more about using bread to soften cookies with this article.
Yes you can. I use Kroger generic peanut butter mostly at our house but any kind of peanut butter will work.
No, you can use milk chocolate if you want. I think the semi-sweet is the better option, but you can certainly use either. You can also add in some peanut butter chips for more peanut butter taste.
No, you don't. If the cookies aren't flattening to your liking, you can take a spatula and press them down about 6 minutes into the cooking. That is totally optional, just whether or not you want flatter cookies.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup peanut butter crunchy or smooth
- 1 cup margarine softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 ½ cup all purpose flour
- 3.4 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Mix together peanut butter, softened butter, white sugar and brown sugar, eggs and vanilla together in a large bowl
- Add in pudding mix
- Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well
- Add in the chocolate chips
- Place by rounded tablespoons on an ungreased cookie sheet
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until firm in the middle
- Remove from oven and let cool