Secret Recipe Club – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

from Amanda's Cookin'


  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Use a mixer to cream the softened butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the milk, vanilla, and egg and beat until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Add to butter mixture low speed. Mix just until blended.
  4. Working with about a teaspoon of batter, roll into balls; place onto prepared sheet. Dip the tines of a fork into the sugar and press into the cookie to make a crisscross design. Continue for each cookie.
  5. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, or until set and just beginning to brown. Cool on a wire rack.