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Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


Ready to make your taste buds fall in love? These Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies need to happen in your home NOW! 

My sister recently shared a recipe with me for some amazing salted dark chocolate cookies. I absolutely LOVED them, in fact, my entire family gave them rave reviews!

I took her amazing recipe and wanted to see what it would be like with some peanut butter – ’cause what better combination of flavors is there? Adding peanut butter to the mix knocked them out of the ballpark – these cookies are fantastic!!! Here is the recipe:

Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cu light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • additional sea salt to sprinkle over cookie dough


  1. Beat together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
  3. Mix in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt. Add chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop out rounded tablespoons of dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle sea salt over top of the cookie dough.
  5. Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet before transferring to wire rack.

Eat and enjoy!

Seriously, how amazing do these look???

Let me know how you like them by leaving a comment in the section below!

I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts!!!

Here are a few more cookies we know you’ll love-

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies | 10 Minute Easy Sugar Cookies | Chocolate Strawberry Sugar Cookies

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This post was originally written and published on Somewhat Simple by Ashton from Something Swanky in November 2012.

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