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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Perfectly soft peanut butter cookies are dipped in melted semi-sweet chocolate to create a delicious dessert for any occasion! Chocolate dipped peanut butter cookies are sweet, salty, nutty, and easy to make.

I love that this recipe is straightforward and easy to make, with delicious results. You only need one bowl to mix all of the cookie dough ingredients together, and just like that, your cookies are ready for the oven.

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies stacked on the counter.

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Peanut butter cookies are hard to resist, especially when dipped in chocolate! The classic flavor combination in these cookies gives you a nice balance of sweet and salty!

Once your cookies are cooled, dip them in the chocolate of your choice! I find that semi-sweet chocolate complements the nutty and salty flavors in these cookies, but feel free to use milk or dark chocolate chips instead.

Your finished chocolate dipped peanut butter cookies will be soft and chewy with an added richness from the chocolate.

Ingredient Notes

See the printable recipe card below for all ingredients, specific measurements, and complete instructions.

Ingredients to make chocolate dipped peanut butter cookies set out on the counter.
  • All Purpose Flour—Will give your finished cookies structure.
  • Peanut Butter—We like to use smooth, but you can also use crunchy if you prefer!
  • Eggs—Bind the dry ingredients together.
  • Light Brown Sugar—Makes your finished peanut butter cookies moist and chewy.
  • White Granulated Sugar—Adds sweetness and creates a crispy exterior!
  • Salted Butter—Softened but not melted.
  • Vanilla Extract—A classic flavor that enhances these classic peanut butter cookies.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda—Both are important in helping the cookies lift and rise.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips—When melted will coat your peanut butter cookies in a layer of chocolatey richness.

How to Make Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Butter, sugar and brown sugar in a mixing bowl.
Peanut butter added to the butter sugar mixture in the mixing bowl.

Cream together the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl until light and smooth. Whisk in the peanut butter until fully incorporated.

Eggs and vanilla added to the dough ingredients in the mixing bowl.
Baking powder, baking soda and flour added to dough ingredients in the mixing bowl.

Add the eggs and vanilla and continue mixing. Slowly whisk in the baking powder, baking soda, and flour until no dry clumps remain.

Cookie dough placed on the baking sheet ready for the oven.
Baked peanut butter cookies on a baking sheet cooling.

Drop balls of cookie dough onto a baking sheet, leaving space between each cookie. Use a fork to slightly flatten each cookie. Bake until the edges of your peanut butter cookies begin to crisp. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Heat the semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave or over a double boiler until completely melted and smooth.

Peanut butter cookies dipped in chocolate and placed on the cookie sheet.

Dip the top of each cookie into the melted chocolate then return them to the baking sheet. Allow the chocolate to harden again before serving and enjoying!

Is my peanut butter cookie dough supposed to look crumbly?

Yes! It is perfectly normal for your peanut butter cookie dough to look crumbly as you’re mixing it. Once you start to shape the cookie dough into balls, it should come together just fine.

If your cookie dough doesn’t stick to itself when you squeeze it between your fingers, try adding one tablespoon of water or milk to the mixture. This should help the dough stick together and have the proper consistency.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Dipped Cookies on a white serving platter.

How To Store Cookies

You will want to make sure the chocolate has set before storing your cookies so that they do not make a huge mess! Once the chocolate is firm, you can store the peanut butter cookies in an airtight container.

I recommend separating each layer of cookies with parchment paper or wax paper to help prevent them from sticking to each other. These cookies will stay good on the counter for up to 4 days

Recipe Tips

  • I don't recommend using natural peanut butter in this recipe. I would stick with using regular peanut butter. This will ensure the cookies have the proper texture and flavor. Natural peanut butter tends to be more runny than regular peanut butter. This will cause the cookies to not hold together properly, become fragile, and have a grainy texture. The ingredients in regular peanut butter play a big role in how your finished cookies will turn out, so I highly suggest using it where possible!
  • You can use your hands, a spoon, or a cookie scoop to form your balls of cookie dough. Just make sure they are about 2 tablespoons in size.
  • Giving your cookies a few minutes to cool before dipping them in chocolate makes them more sturdy and easier to handle.
  • You can serve these cookies while the chocolate is warm or allow the cookies to cool down in the fridge for about 20 minutes to give the chocolate time to set up. Either way, the cookies will taste amazing!
  • For extra flavor or crunch, you can sprinkle some sea salt or chopped peanuts onto the cookies right after you dip them. This will also give them a clean finished look!
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies on a white serving plate.

More Delicious Cookie Recipes To Make

These Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies are perfect for any occasion—they’re great for birthdays, family gatherings, or even just as an after-school snack.

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies stacked on the counter.

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Author: Judy Wilson
These soft and chewy Chocolate dipped peanut butter cookies are sweet, salty, nutty, and easy to make. You only need one bowl to mix all of the cookie dough ingredients together!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 277 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to375°F.
  • Use an electric hand mixer to cream the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl for 5 minutes, or until smooth and creamy.
  • Whisk in the peanut butter until it is fully incorporated with the creamed sugar.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla to the mixing bowl. Whisk the ingredients together for 2 minutes. This gives the eggs time to become fully incorporated.
  • Slowly whisk in the baking powder, baking soda, and flour until the dry flour is incorporated into your cookie dough.
  • Drop balls of cookie dough about 2 tablespoons in size onto a baking sheet with about 1½ inches between each cookie. Use a fork to create a crisscross on each cookie and flatten them a little bit.
  • Bake your cookies for 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes while you melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Start with 30 seconds and then stir the chocolate. Continue for 30 seconds at a time until the chocolate is fully melted.
  • Dip the top of each cookie in the melted chocolate and then return them to the baking sheet.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

I don't recommend using natural peanut butter in this recipe. I would stick with using regular smooth peanut butter. Natural peanut butter tends to be more runny than regular peanut butter. This will cause the cookies to not hold together properly, become fragile, and have a grainy texture. 
Giving your cookies a few minutes to cool before dipping them in chocolate makes them more sturdy and easier to handle.
Store any leftover peanut butter cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 4 days.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 126mgPotassium: 160mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 144IUCalcium: 35mgIron: 2mg
The nutritional information provided is approximate and should only be used as a general guideline. It is an estimate that will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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