Deep dark chewy chocolate cookies are the key to my soul.

Whatever that means…

Salted Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies

I guess what I’m saying is that a chewy, fudgy cookie like this one makes me feel extremely satisfied. Kind of like a popsicle on a hot day. You know?

Salted Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies

Recently I’ve been cooking and baking things that we need to use up (like bananas, buttermilk, or rhubarb) instead of thinking about what I really want.

And you know what? I’m a grown ass woman and I want peanut butter and chocolate cookies!

Salted Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies

And these are fancy-lady cookies. They have melted chocolate and smooth peanut butter added to the dough and are sprinkled with fleur de sel. You have to wait for them in the fridge before you can bake them, but hey! I’ve got time…and wine.

Salted Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies

Salted Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies

Plus, chocolate goes with wine right? I’ll go ahead and answer for you: totally!!

And these cookies have two kinds of chocolate. We’ve got the melted semisweet chocolate added to the dough PLUS milk chocolate chips mixed in there. Yuuuuusssssssss!

Salted Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies

And these remind me of one of my fav fudgy cookies…except these have peanut butter in them and the other recipe has dulce de leche. I’ll let you decide which is best.

Salted Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies

Have a great weekend!!

Salted Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 24 cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Flaked sea salt, for sprinkling


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, peanut butter and sugar together until smooth. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat again until smooth.
  2. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave, about 1 minute, allow chocolate to cool a bit, and then beat it into cookie dough mixture until completely combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and sea salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until completely combined. Add in the milk chocolate chips and stir them into the dough with a rubber spatula until they are evenly distributed.
  4. Wrap the top of the dough bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. I put mine in the fridge overnight.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a Silpat mat or parchment paper.
  6. Place dough mounds on prepared baking sheet in tablespoonfuls spaced at least 2 inches apart. If you notice the dough seems super hard right out of the fridge, this is OK!
  7. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until edges and tops of the cookies are just set (even if they look slightly undercooked! The cookies will firm up as they cool). Right out of the oven, sprinkle the tops of the cookies with a bit of flaked sea salt.
  8. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes. When the cookies are cooled enough and not floppy, transfer them to a cooling rack. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

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21 Responses to Salted Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. These look out of this world amazing! I can’t wait to try them.

  2. I might need to bake up a batch of these for Father’s Day. They look insanely good!

  3. These cookies look PERFECT and just insanely fudgey; I love that little cluster of salt on top of each one.

  4. YUM! Chocolate is the key to my heart. These look oh so delicious, I can’t wait to try this amazing recipe! Great job, Katrina!

  5. Salted chocolate is just the best, and these cookies are loaded up with chocolatey goodness! I love the photos and the melted chocolate in the batter is speaking to me. Pinned 🙂

  6. Mmmmm baking at yours just seems like so much fun, and feat. wine? Yesssss!

    Thank you so much for this recipe Katrina, they look absolutely stunning, and so melty and chewy <3 I hope you have a fantasmic weekend 🙂 x

  7. These look incredible, I’m definitely pinning! Glad I found your site!

  8. Yum! Your chocolate and peanut butter cookies are speaking to me right now 🙂 Good thing it’s a long weekend. Lots of baking time! Have a great one, Katrina.

  9. Eileen says:

    Cookies! These sound so fantastic — especially with wine. Such a perfect weekend treat.

  10. Cookie bliss!!!! And I’m just going to come out and say this – I’m a grown woman as well and I just had a slice of bread with peanut butter and Nutella. PB and chocolate rules!

  11. Mmm those look terrific! So fudgy and chocolaty 🙂 Love the addition of salt!

  12. Brooke says:

    Whoa these are soooo good!! I mixed up the dough last night and baked them this afternoon, they are really amazing. That peanut butter is the perfect addition, I can’t wait to share these with friends (if there’s any left!) or make them again.

  13. Ooh.. I don’t know which I would like better. Maybe these peanut butter ones because I’m always in the kitchen with a spoon of peanut butter in one hand and a banana in the other.
    These cookies look too good!!

  14. These look amazing! One can never get too much chocolate packed into a delicious cookie!

  15. Fleur de del always takes baked goodies from amazing to out of this world. Love how gooey and fudge these are!! Yum!

  16. While there’s a time and place for bananas and rhubarb, I am ALWAYS craving peanut butter and chocolate! These cookies are calling my name!

  17. mmm….These cookies look and sound so good.

  18. Holy cow these cookies look unreal. Seriously right up my alley and the photos are major DROOL worthy! Pinning for sure!

  19. Joanne says:

    Three cheers to baking what you WANT instead of what your pantry wants! I need to do that more often. Anything with peanut and chocolate together speaks to my soul. In love with these.

  20. These sound super delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.


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