#Choctoberfest continues today with some more cookies! All of my favorite flavor combinations involve chocolate (or so it would seem).
So, today I decided to follow up the chocolate & coffee combo with chocolate and peanut butter!
Funny story, I decided to go on a peanut butter & chocolate binge while my mother in law was visiting. We were talking as I was mixing, and she watched me add all of the candies at the end. As I poured in candy after candy, her eyes got wide with disbelief! She didn’t say anything, but I knew she was pretty skeptical about the cookies’ ability to hold all that chocolate.
Luckily, I know my cookies and these ones packed a delicious punch of chocolate and peanut butter! And even though these are full sized cookies, one just isn’t enough!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
1 (3.4 oz) package chocolate instant pudding
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp special dark cocoa powder
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
2/3 cup Mini Reese’s Cups
2/3 cup Peanut Butter M&Ms
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment.
Place the butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until smooth and creamy. Add the pudding mix and mix until combined.
Add the peanut butter and eggs and mix thoroughly; stir in the vanilla.
Turn the mixer to low and slowly add the cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and flour.
Use a large spoon to stir in the M&Ms, mini chocolate chips, and peanut butter cups.
Use a 2 tablespoon scoop to drop the cookies onto the prepared sheets.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are set. Cool on wire racks and store in a tightly sealed container.
Makes about 36 cookies