Can you really go wrong with a huge cookie? I make this Monster Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie for my husband and myself all the time. Sometimes we get a chocolate craving in the evenings and I really don’t want to whip up an entire batch of cookies (we also don’t need the temptation of a plate of cookies sitting around). The solution to this dilemma? A cookie recipe that serves two!
This cookie for two is perfect for a date night or just a lazy evening around the house. It’s always a huge hit no matter how many times I make it. We love to enjoy it warm, just out of the oven, with a tall glass of milk.
I didn’t originally plan to post this recipe. I make it so often I could probably do it with my eyes closed. I always kind of considered it a little bit of a “cheating” recipe. Honestly, it’s just a slightly modified version of my “secret” cookie recipe with a peanut butter filling and cocoa powder (staples I always have in my pantry), shrunken down to only feed two. My husband convinced me, though, that other people might like to make this cookie for their loved ones too. If you like it, let me know so I can give him the praise he deserves for encouraging me to post!
So here you go! As demanded by my husband, the recipe for a Monster Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie for Two.
Start by mixing the butter, sugars, and vanilla in a small bowl.
Add in the egg yolk and mix well.
I use a fork to mix up this recipe because I feel like it helps me beat in the egg more easily.
Add in the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
Mix until everything is fully combined.
Set the cookie dough aside.
In a separate bowl (or coffee cup in my case) mix together peanut butter and powdered sugar.
The powdered sugar and peanut butter combination will create a Reese’s-like center in the cookie. YUM!
I do apologize for using a coffee cup to mix my peanut butter filling in front of you. Normally, I would pull out a real bowl for the blog…but as I said, I wasn’t planning to post this recipe. Here’s a peak into my real life kitchen and all of the silly things that I do. I hate doing dishes and as a result I always try to create the smallest pile of dishes possible. Hence the coffee cup mixing bowl.
Regardless, I hope this coffee cup mixing bowl has not caused you any undue stress over my well being here in Scotland. I do have (a few) proper dishes in my teeny tiny Scottish kitchen.
Back to the filling!
Here’s what your peanut butter filling should look like once mixed. Be sure all of the sugar has been completely mixed in.
Now to build the monster cookie. Divide the chocolate dough in half and flatten each half into a disc about 1/2 inch thick.
The dough is not sticky and is easy to work with. This step sounds much more difficult than it actually is.
Lay one of the halves on a greased cookie sheet.
Flatten the peanut butter filling into a disc slightly smaller in diameter than the chocolate discs. Lay the filling on top of the first chocolate layer.
Finally, lay on the second chocolate disc and form the sides of the chocolate dough all the way around the filling so that the filling is no longer visible.
Bake the cookie in an oven heated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 18 minutes or until the center is no longer gooey.
Remove it from the oven, slide it onto a plate and enjoy your monster cookie warm with a glass of milk!
This cookie is the perfect accompaniment to a movie night, date night, or any ole’ night!
Monster Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie For Two
Makes one cookie that serves two
For Chocolate Cookie
- 2 tbs butter, softened
- 1 tbs granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tbs brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
For Peanut Butter Filling
- 2 tbs peanut butter
- 1 tbs powdered sugar
- Mix together butter, sugars, and vanilla.
- Mix in the egg yolk.
- Stir in flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
- In a separate bowl, mix together peanut butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
- Separate chocolate cookie dough in half. Flatten each half of the cookie dough and the peanut butter filling into 1/2 inch thick round discs. Make the filling disc slightly smaller in diameter than the cookie dough discs.
- On a greased cookie sheet, place one disc of chocolate cookie dough. One top of that, stack the peanut butter filling and top with the other disc of chocolate cookie dough. Form the sides of the cookie dough around the peanut butter filling so the filling can no longer be seen.
- Bake the cookie at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 18 minutes until the cookie is fully baked and no longer doughy in the center.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Share and enjoy!