Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies

I love crinkle cookies! They are not cookies that I make often but every time I make them I find myself wondering why I don’t make them more!

One Southern Belle Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies
One Southern Belle Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies
One Southern Belle Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies

This recipe came through an instagram ad and I knew that I just had to try it! Reese cups have been some of my favorite candy since I was a little girl.  I just don’t think there is a much better combo than chocolate and peanut butter! I may have even been known to eat a spoonful of peanut butter with a few chocolate chips sprinkled on top!

This dough was pretty quick and easy to mix up.  The recipe calls for Reeses Peanut Butter which I did use, but I prefer Jiff which is generally stocked in my pantry.  I’ll finish the Reeses but I don’t think you need to buy it specifically for this recipe, any smooth peanut butter will be just fine! 

Right after I made this cookie dough my whole house got sick with a cold.  The dough sat in my fridge covered for a few days before I actually rolled and baked the cookies.  Once I finally got around to baking them the dough was still really soft and rolled nicely.  With some recipes I feel like I’m fighting the dough to get it in nice round balls but not this dough!  The process was fairly quick even with rolling each dough ball in both granulated sugar and powdered sugar. I’m not positive that you really need to roll the dough in both sugars I think the powdered sugar would be just fine. The next time I make them I’ll test it out and report back!

These cookies were a big hit and definitely satisfied my peanut butter and chocolate craving! 

One Southern Belle Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies

PEANUT BUTTER CHIP CHOCOLATE CRINKLE COOKIES

Source: Hersheys.com

INGREDIENTS

1 and 1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup peanut butter

1 and 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup peanut butter chips

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup powdered sugar 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt

2. Beat peanut butter, butter and brown sugar in large mixing bowl until well blended.  

3. Add in eggs and vanilla beat on medium until combined

4. Gradually beat in flour mixture and beat until well blended

5. Stir in peanut butter chips

6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

7. Roll dough into balls 

8. Roll each ball in granulated sugar and then in powdered sugar, place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

9.  Dust cookie balls with powdered sugar

10. Bake 14 minutes or until surface is crackled.  Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minuets before moving to cooling rack.

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