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Close up of 3 Dark Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies with chopped peanuts on white parchment paper with a few undipped cookies and a cooling rack in the background
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5 from 3 votes

Dark Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Dark Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies take a classic cookie recipe and make it extra indulgent by dipping each cookie in rich, dark chocolate. A sprinkle of crushed peanuts gives these cookies a fun crunch too!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Chill Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 22 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 143kcal


Peanut Butter Cookies

Dark Chocolate Dip


  • Combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter and egg in the bowl of an electric mixer and set to low-medium speed.
  • Once combined, slowly add in the baking soda, baking powder, and flour.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Once the dough is chilled, preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on the cookie sheet about 2-inches apart. Use a fork to make a crisscross shape onto the top if each cookie.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until light brown around the edges.
  • Remove from the baking sheets to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
  • After the cookies are completely cool, melt the dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 and 1/2 minutes on 50% power then stir. If more time is needed place the bowl back in the microwave for 15 seconds, then stir again.
  • Dip each cookie 1/3 of the way into the melted dark chocolate, letting any excess drip off before placing it back onto the cooling rack or onto a sheet of wax paper.
  • Immediately sprinkle on a pinch of chopped peanuts, then allow the chocolate to set before serving.


Tips and Techniques for the Best Dark Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Use crunchy peanut butter if you prefer your cookies to have more texture and crunchiness. You can use creamy peanut butter if you prefer a less crunchy cookie.
  • Do not skip chilling the dough. If the dough is not chilled going into the oven, the cookies may spread too much when baking.
  • Store leftover cookies tightly wrapped or in an air-tight container. Enjoy within 3-4 days for the best results.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 95mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.5mg