Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies

Hello Friends! I have another fabulous guest blogger here today, and trust me… you are not going to want to miss this recipe. Jenn from Eat Cake For Dinner has some incredible yummy recipes and photography on her blog that you will definitely want to browse through. The recipe she has brought to share with all of us today has my mouth watering! I will let her take it away from here :)
 
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Hi, I’m Jenn, the blogger behind Eat Cake For Dinner, where I blog about FOOD, lots of FOOD.  From main dishes to side dishes and most importantly desserts, you will find it all.

 
 
 
I think my heart just about jumped out of my chest when I realized I would actually be sharing one of my recipes on Chef in Training.   Like so many people, I LOVE Chef in Training.  Not only is Nikki the “Queen of Pudding Cookies”, but she is also the best at taking mouthwatering photographs and is insanely good at adding titles to her pics.

I figured I needed to share the BEST of the BEST with you today.

 Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies from Eat Cake for Dinner on chef-in-training.com ...These are a Peanut-Butter-Lover's DREAM! SO good! #recipe #cookie
 

These cookies are any peanut butter and frosting lover’s DREAM.

 
They taste like a peanut butter bar in cookie form
 
They are truly AMAZING and are the BEST peanut butter and chocolate cookie I have EVER eaten.
 
 Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies from Eat Cake for Dinner on chef-in-training.com ...These are a Peanut-Butter-Lover's DREAM! SO good! #recipe #cookie
 
Despite having to make two different frostings to go on top, they come together pretty quickly and are WELL worth every minute you will spend in the kitchen.  Your family will go nuts over these, your co-workers will owe you big favors and your neighbors will offer to mow your lawn for the entire Summer.  Okay, maybe not for the entire Summer, but you know what I mean :)
Make sure to keep that glass of milk close, because you will want it after one or two of these bad boys.

Come visit me at Eat Cake For Dinner and say hello! 

 Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies from Eat Cake for Dinner on chef-in-training.com ...These are a Peanut-Butter-Lover's DREAM! SO good! #recipe #cookie
 
Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies
 
Cookies:
1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
3 1/4 c. cake flour
1 (12 oz.) bag Reeses Peanut Butter chips (No substitutes)
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in center of oven.  Cream together butter, brown sugar, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Add the vanilla and eggs and mix well.  Add the flour and peanut butter chips.  Mix just until flour and chips are blended together.  Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough into 2-inch balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake for 12-13 minutes or until set.  

Cool completely and frost with peanut butter frosting.  Then, frost on top of the peanut butter frosting with the chocolate frosting, being careful to leave a small space between the edge of the two frostings to give it a layered look.  Yield: 3 1/2 – 4 dozen cookies. 
 
Peanut Butter Frosting
1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. powdered sugar
milk, to reach desired consistency
 
Cream together butter, peanut butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time until combined.  Add enough milk to reach an easy spreading consistency.
 
Chocolate Frosting
1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
2 Tbl. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 c. powdered sugar
milk, to reach desired consistency
 
Beat butter, cocoa and vanilla until combined.  Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time until combined.  Add enough milk to reach an easy spreading consistency.
 
Jenn’s Notes: I made bite sized cookies and regular cookies.  Using a 1-inch scoop, I baked for 9-10 minutes and using a 2-inch scoop, I baked for 12-13 minutes and they are so soft and chewy.  I can’t wait to make these again.    

 
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You can Find Jenn from Eat Cake for Dinner on Facebook and Pinterest as well to keep up with her delicious recipes and ideas!
 

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  1. 1

    I love peanut butter. And chocolate. I post about some combination of the two almost every day, I swear :) And wrote a book about it. lol The cookies are music to my ears!

  2. 2

    This is such a fantastic cookie that I cannot contain myself

  3. 3

    Yum! I can’t wait until I have a reason to make these!

  4. 4

    Oh yummy! My boyfriend would love it if I made these for him!

  5. 5

    These are WOW! I love all peanut butter cookies AND chocolate, so I’m kind of in love right now. :)

  6. 6

    I know for a fact I could not eat just ONE cookie…two layers of frosting?! Oh my!

  7. 7
    Jessica Ford says:

    Oh my gosh, these look so delicious! I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate together. I can’t wait to try these!

  8. 8

    OMG! I love these cookies! I can only imagine how wonderful they must taste! Please send 2 doxzen my way please!!

  9. 9

    Thanks for having me, Nikki!

  10. 10

    These are dangerously good! I left off the chocolate frosting because my daughter doesn’t like chocolate (I can’t believe it, either), but the cookies were still sooooooo delicious. A definite addition to my recipe collection! Thank you so much!