Chocolate Cookies with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting

chocolate peanut butter cookies, gluten-free, peanut butter frosting

What a beautiful weekend it was here in Seattle! I loved being outside and taking advantage of the sunny weather. In-between working in the yard and walks to the park, these Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting were the perfect snack! I made the recipe gluten-free/egg-free but you could easily make them ‘regular’ if you wanted to. Enjoy!

4.3 from 3 reviews
Chocolate Cookies with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 36 cookies
A little bite of salty and sweet!
  • 1½ cups flour (I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Flour Mix)
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs (I use Ener-G Egg Replacer)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla (If making GF, make sure you use pure vanilla)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ tsp Xanthan Gum (if making these GF)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tbsp of Salt for topping
  1. Combine sugars, eggs, butter, and vanilla together and mix until smooth
  2. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and slowly add them to the sugar/butter mixture
  3. Using an electric mixer, blend the two mixtures together until creamy
  4. Roll the dough into 1" rounds and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes
  6. To make the peanut butter frosting, using an electric mixer combine peanut butter, butter, milk, vanilla and confectioners sugar
  7. Depending on the consistency of your peanut butter you may need anywhere from 2-3 cups of confectioners sugar
  8. Keep adding sugar until the frosting is thick enough to stand on its own and sweet enough to your liking
  9. Once the cookies have cooled, frost the cookies with the peanut butter frosting and sprinkle a little sea salt on top for a sweet and salty taste!


chocolate peanut butter cookies, gluten-free, peanut butter frosting

If you have a peanut allergy or want to keep them simple, the chocolate cookies are also yummy without the peanut butter frosting!

chocolate peanut butter cookies, gluten-free, peanut butter frosting

Mmm peanut butter and chocolate, one of the best flavor combos ever!

chocolate peanut butter cookies, gluten-free, peanut butter frosting

Just a pinch of sea salt was just the right touch to these cookies. I’m generally not a fan of salt, but I have to admit I’m glad I tried the salt because it created the perfect sweet and salty taste!

chocolate peanut butter cookies, gluten-free, peanut butter frosting


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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. Tori says

    I can’t wait to try these!! I’m a huge fan of sweet and salty! With having a soy allergy and gluten intolerant it is very hard to come by.

  2. Debra Kapellakis says

    Oh my goodness, I may explode from happiness, CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER AND EXTRA SALT! YEAH!!!

  3. Amy says

    Oh wow these look amazing! It’s so hard to find yummy food for Katelyn (my dd) because she has so many food sensitivities. I will definitely have to try these without the frosting (dairy is a no no), I’m sure they’ll be wonderful all on their own. :)

  4. Heather Henderson says

    This looks so good!! My GF hubby will be thrilled when I make these for him! :)
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  5. melissa newell says

    WOW these look and I am sure taste incredible! I will be trying these soon! Thanks! Found you over at Lil luna!

  6. Melanie says

    These look to die for! Can’t wait to try them!
    Found you over at Lil Luna!


  7. Shandra says

    Well, I made them even without knowing the temperature. ( I guesstimated and was pretty close! It’s 350 and I did 375.) They’re DELICIOUS! My kids ate them all up! I loved that the cookies had no dairy in them so my youngest could eat them, and the rest of us loved the frosting with them. I’m seriously considering making them bigger next time and making them into “Oreos!” Yummy! For me, in Utah, a little less flour would’ve been perfect, but it was a dry day so that’s normal for around here. Other than that, spot on!

  8. says

    These look SO AMAZING! We would love for you to come share this at our weekly link party and enter to win a $50 gift card to Mikarose Clothing!

    The Sisters


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