I live in a family of peanut butter cookie eaters who all say don’t mess with a sure thing! So there was a little reluctance from everyone to try this twist on an old favorite.
It is very similar to a classic peanut butter cookie but has the addition of cocoa powder. The cookies still taste like peanut butter but with an overlay of chocolate.
But truthfully, this is still a peanut butter cookie and therefore my eaters can’t resist! Easy to make, these cookies are even quicker to get in the oven by using a cookie scoop to form round balls. Traditionally, peanut butter cookies are rolled by hand and pressed with a fork. Using a cookie scoop gets the job done much faster and you can still flatten them with a fork.
My peanut butter cookie purists, however, won’t give up rolling the cookies by hand any time soon. They can only take so much change!
If you like chocolate and peanut together, try my recipe for peanut butter candy footballs by clicking here.