Double Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies

Posted by on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

double peanut butter fudge cookie

I just love creating new cookie recipes for special occasions.  I consider my cousin Kelly’s kids my own nieces and nephews.  So when her twin boys Jackson and Jordan, who happen to love peanut butter and fudge, recently turned 16 – I wanted to make them something I’d never made anyone else before.  Now I am sharing this peanut butter and chocolate marriage with the rest of the world.  Make them soon, but don’t thank me, thank Jackson and Jordan!

  • 2 sticks real butter softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening (I use organic)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 12 oz package peanut butter chips
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1 stick soft butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, and cocoa.  Whisk to blend flour mixture until cocoa is well combined. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine butter and shortening and mix until butter is light and fluffy.  Add sugars and vanilla to the butter mixture and mix well.  Add the peanut butter and mix well.  Next add the eggs one at a time and mix after each addition.  

Add the flour mixture to the butter, sugar, egg, peanut butter mixture.  Stir to combine well, then add the peanut butter chips.  Use a 2 oz cookie dough scoop to form cookies and place them 2″ apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake in preheated oven approximately 8 minutes.  Remove cookies from oven and let them completely cool. 

While cookies are baking, make the peanut butter frosting.  Combine in a large bowl the powdered sugar, soft butter, vanilla, and peanut butter using a mixer.  Then add enough milk a Tablespoon at a time until frosting is a smooth spreading consistency.  Transfer icing to a disposable cake decorating bag or a large Zip-Lock bag.  Snip off one corner.  When cookies are cool, pipe icing over cookies in a pretty pattern.  Sometimes I zig-zag, sometimes I squiggle. Makes about 40 cookies.

Bring on the milk!  And Happy Birthday Jack and Jordan!

j and j final

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2 Responses to “Double Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies”

  1. carolinaheartstringson 18 Jan 2011 at 7:45 am 1

    OMG those look so dangerous. No eating just one! YUM.

  2. Life with Kaishonon 19 Jan 2011 at 8:51 pm 2

    They sound just about perfect : ) The boys AND the cookies! YUM!

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