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Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies

These tempting fudgy cookies need only five ingredients—what could be easier? The melt-in-your-mouth goodies go over big with kids and make a fantastic pick-me-up for adults. —Elaine Stephens, Carmel, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen


  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) chocolate fudge frosting, divided
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Reserve 1 can plus 1/3 cup frosting for topping cookies. In a large bowl, mix egg, peanut butter and remaining frosting until blended. Stir in flour just until moistened.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork dipped in sugar.
  • Bake until set, 7-9 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Spread with reserved frosting.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 143 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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  • bunny99
    Nov 28, 2016

    No comment left

  • katlaydee3
    Mar 28, 2016

    Very good, dense and super rich. You really can't eat more than one or two at a time.

  • hchambers
    Dec 29, 2014

    Chocolate and peanut butter are one of the all time great combinations so there is really no way these cookies could go wrong. I did only use 1 can of the frosting though and it was plenty. This is a great one to make with your kids.

  • Ceege
    Dec 28, 2014

    @mamu8535....just place a bit of sugar in a shallow dish. The sugar is only used for dipping the fork in and smashing the cookies (like a regular peanut cookie recipe). It does not go in the recipe itself. Start with just a bit (maybe 2 TBLS.) and add more as needed. Hope this helps. Also, I want to add that this cookie is good and so simple to make.

  • mamu8535
    Dec 26, 2014

    This recipe calls for sugar but doesn't say how much. Please let me know how much sugar to use. Thank you .

  • geibr
    Apr 5, 2013

    I love the recipe BUT the label for diabetic friendly should be removed. Any recipe calling for 2 cans of ready made frosting that adds flour and sugar to the mix cannot be considered diabetic. But it is a very good recipe and definitely a keeper!

  • Allison_Stubbs
    Dec 9, 2012

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  • katejudy311
    Nov 4, 2009

    I cannot say enough good things about these wonderful cookies. I turn to these cookies every time I get a chocolate craving and they alwasy satisfy. I carry a copy of the recipe whenever I take them anywhere because somebody alwas asks for it. I use 1 can of frosting in the dough and not quite 1 can to frost them. Thanks for a great recipe.

  • pmgram
    Feb 26, 2009

    This sounds really easy and very good for grandkids and grandpas who loves chocolate! I will definately try them. Thanks

  • taboos48
    Oct 13, 2008

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