Chocolate Peanut Butter Half and Half Cookies

Chocolate and peanut butter, a combination so classic that it’s hard to beat. If you like chocolate and peanut butter together like me, you’ll be a fan of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Half and Half Cookies.

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These cookies take all the best things about a chocolate cookie (the rich taste and crispy, yet chewy texture) and combine it with all of the best things about a peanut butter cookie (the salty, yet sweet taste and soft texture) to form the hybrid cookie of your dreams.

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To get started with this recipe, you’ll want to make sure you have everything measured out before hand. This is especially important because you’re working with two different cookie doughs and you don’t want to accidentally mix anything from one dough into the other dough.

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To help make sure you keep things organized, you’ll make the peanut butter cookie dough first from start to finish and let it chill in the fridge while you make the chocolate cookie dough from start to finish. Once both cookie doughs are ready, you are ready to scoop.

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Line a baking sheet with parchment and use a scoop that is about 2 tbsp to scoop both the chocolate and peanut butter dough. I suggest scooping the peanut butter dough first followed by the chocolate to avoid getting any of the darker chocolate dough mixed into the lighter peanut butter dough.

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Once all of your dough has been scooped, take one ball of chocolate dough and one ball of peanut butter dough and carefully press them together in your hand. Use both of your hands to roll them into a larger ball and then roll that ball of dough in sugar before placing it back on the parchment so that the side with the seam is facing upwards.

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Once all of your cookies have been formed, they are ready to head off to the oven.

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Make sure to let them cool slightly before transferring them to a cooling rack. The cool thing is that each cookie comes out with a unique look depending on how the seam was formed. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Half and Half Cookies

Author: Marisa Guerra

Makes a little less than two dozen cookies

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

Chocolate Cookie Dough

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

Topping

  • white sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Starting with the peanut butter dough, blend together the butter, sugars, and peanut butter on medium speed until combined.
  3. Add in the egg and continue to mix.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. With the mixer on low, add in the flour mixture and mix just until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  6. Put dough in a clean bowl, wrap with plastic wrap, and chill.
  7. Wash and dry bowl and paddle attachment.
  8. Blend together the butter and sugar for the chocolate dough on medium speed until combined.
  9. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix.
  10. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  11. With the mixer, on low, add in the flour mixture and mix just until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  12. Using a scoop that is approximately 2 tbsp worth, scoop all of the peanut butter dough, placing each ball of dough on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat this same process with the chocolate dough.
  13. Carefully take one ball of peanut butter dough and one ball of chocolate dough and press them together, using your hands to roll them into one larger dough ball.
  14. Gently roll each dough ball in sugar and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet with the seam side upwards. Repeat this process until all cookies have been formed, being sure to leave a few inches between each cookie.
  15. Bake the cookies for about 12-14 minutes. Let the cookies cool for about 10 minutes on the baking sheet before carefully moving them to a cooling rack.
  16. Enjoy!

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