Peanut butter and chocolate cookies

{Peanut butter and chocolate cookies}

Preparation time: 30 min

Cooking time: 10 min

Yield: 16 cookies


    Cookie dough:

  • 125 g butter, soft (1 stick)
  • 125 g peanut butter, room temperature (1/2 cup)
  • 100 g sugar (aprox (1/2 cup)
  • 100 g brown sugar (aprox 1/2 cup)
  • 1 egg
  • 350 flour (3 cups)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Decoration:

  • 250 g dark chocolate (8 oz aprox)
  • 100 g chopped toasted peanuts (3/4 cups)
  • Equipment: cookie stencils. I used these ones (6 $)


  1. Start preparing the cookies. In a medium mixing-bowl, beat the butter, peanut butter and sugars until smooth. Add egg and mix until combined
  2. Add flour and salt, mix until combined, and shape to a ball
  3. Divide the dough in two or three, and gather each portion into a slightly flattened ball.
  4. Working with one ball of dough at a time, roll it out between two baking papers to a thickness of maximum 0,5 cm. Freeze for 30 minutes, or place on the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
  5. Take the dough out of the freezer (or fridge). Use a round cookie cutter to cut out cookies, and transfer them on a prepared baking sheet. Freeze for another 15 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 ºF and slip cookies into the oven to bake for 10 minutes, until just slightly browned at the edges. Let the cookies rest on the baking tray at least for 10 minutes before transferring them on a rack to cool completely
  7. When the cookies are completely cold, it is time to decorate. Melt chocolate using the
    microwave or a double boiler
  8. Place a cookie, down side up, on a working surface. Place your stencil over the cookie. Pour 1 tsp chocolate over the stencil and using an offset palette knife, distribute chocolate over stencil, and finally lightly scrape the excess chocolate off the stencil.
  9. Lift the stencil away from the cookie. For best results, every 2-3 applications, clean the stencil with warm water and dry thoroughly.
  10. Dip edge of cookie into melted chocolate and then dip into chopped peanuts. Repeat with all the cookies. Let them on a cool place until set


  • To bake my cookies, I usually use two baking trays stacked together: I find this prevents cookies from browning too quickly
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Autora : Sandeea Cocina

21 Comments a “Peanut butter and chocolate cookies”

  1. 9 January 2013, 11:56 pm - Cósima

    Absolutamente genial. Quedan preciosas y tienen una pinta buenísima. Me encanta todo lo que haces. Enhorabuena.

  2. 10 January 2013, 2:43 am - Kankana

    These are soooo gorgeous! You are always so so so creative :)

  3. 10 January 2013, 8:38 am - laurasmess

    Wow, these cookies look amazing! Love your props, set and photography… as a fledgling blogger who uses a point and shoot, I’m a teensy bit envious 😉 Thanks for sharing your recipe x

  4. 10 January 2013, 9:32 am - Elizabeth - SugarHero!

    These are so cute! I love the idea of stenciling cookies. They turned out darling.

  5. 10 January 2013, 2:14 pm - Katy

    Gorgeous cookies!

  6. 10 January 2013, 3:13 pm - Caroline

    These are like little bits of art. I love them! I plan on getting some stencils and trying that out. The recipe also sounds great…love that combination!

  7. 10 January 2013, 3:29 pm - Dina

    they are so pretty!

  8. 10 January 2013, 4:35 pm - brantcookies

    Wow they are just beautiful. I’ve only decorated sugar cookies, what a great idea… can’t wait to try! Thankyou!

  9. 10 January 2013, 8:19 pm - Julia |

    These are amazing cookies! Beautiful patterns.

  10. 10 January 2013, 8:25 pm - kelly @ kellybakes

    Absolutely gorgeous styling & cookies! Love this idea. So glad I found your site through foodgawker!

  11. 10 January 2013, 11:50 pm - Winnie

    These are absolutely amazing cookies.
    Beautiful work!
    I’m gonna try finding here these stencils

  12. 12 January 2013, 1:35 pm - SandeeA

    Thank you all! Have a nice weekend :)

  13. 8 February 2013, 10:43 pm - Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    These are the most beautiful cookies I have ever seen. . love the use of the stencils! Wow.

  14. 11 March 2013, 10:03 pm - Lucian

    Oh gosh this is beautiful! I came across your blog through culinote and wow .. great composition! I’m a food photographer myself and have to admit you do have an eye … Keep up the great work!

  15. 12 June 2013, 7:16 pm - Shannon

    These are so beautiful!

  16. 31 July 2013, 10:52 am - HL

    Absolutely stunning! Love the stencil idea!

  17. 17 August 2013, 3:06 am - Linda

    I made these following the English measurements (cups, etc.) and they were way too crumbly. I even used only 2 cups of flour! They formed a ball but would not roll out. I tried pushing the dough into a jellyroll pan to make a sort of short bread and it was still too crumbly. Please advise.

  18. 20 August 2013, 10:51 am - sandeea

    Hi Linda, sorry to hear that :(. I cannot understand why, I have checked quantities and they are correct… other readers have prepared the recipe without problem, so I cannot advise what went wrong in your case, sorry

  19. 27 September 2013, 3:32 pm - Carmen B. Sanchez

    Estas son las galletas más elegantes que he visto!!
    Felicitaciones. Tendré que probar hacerlas pronto.

  20. 2 January 2014, 6:41 am - Carolyn

    So impressed with these cookies, I ordered the stencil and gathered together all of the ingredients. The problem was that because there was so much flour, the dough was very dry and would not hold together. I will try again by adjusting the amount of flour.

  21. 5 October 2014, 8:10 pm - Sarah

    I had the same problem with the dough being too dry. Was this recipe based on natural peanut butter? I used Skippy. Also, I used weight measurements, for accuracy, and found that 1 stick of butter was only 110 grams.

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