Monster Peanut Butter-Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle


Soft, scrumptious Monster Peanut Butter-Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle is our contribution for the Chocolate Party this month, hosted by Roxana’s Home Baking!!!  Our secret ingredient is the infamous peanut butter, a favorite of many Americans — and of this Brazilian as well!

I must say that I could have chosen some other treat that combines both peanut butter and chocolate together, but I picked cookies (again!)… or rather, sandwich cookies, in order to vary slightly from our last month’s Easy Bird’s Nest Cookies. :) I hope you don’t mind much!  A dear friend and follower of this blog asked me for a peanut butter cookie recipe last December. Although I intended to make something sooner in order to fulfill my promise, I wasn’t able to. Many prior commitments made me postpone this till now.

Monster Peanut Butter-Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle

But you know what? I’m thrilled that I made these sandwich cookies. Man, oh man… These are one of the best cookies that I have ever had. If you are a follower of this blog, you will know that I am not that crazy for cookies — although I do enjoy munching on them once in a while. For me to say that I really did enjoy these sandwich cookies is a big deal — and it is not just because I developed the recipe!

Monster Peanut Butter-Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle

How could I not enjoy soft, scrumptious, HUGE/MONSTER peanut butter cookies filled with peanut butter cheesecake and topped with chocolate drizzle?  Just talking about these peanut butter sandwich cookies makes me drool over the keyboard.  Yes… They are addictive — and perfect for parties and other occasions as well!

These are also one of those treats that I should not have that often. :( For now, I will enjoy these super duper peanut butter sandwich cookies, and may the Lord help me tomorrow when I step onto the scale.  Yes, cover your ears…


What’s your favorite peanut butter-chocolate treat?


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Monster Peanut Butter-Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle
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Scrumptious Monster Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies filled with Peanut Butter Cheesecake and drizzled atop with Chocolate.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10 sandwich cookies
  • For the peanut butter sandwich cookie dough:
  • 1½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1½ cups peanut butter (creamy)
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • For the peanut butter cheesecake filling:
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • For the chocolate drizzle:
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  1. To prepare the dough: In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together at medium speed until fluffy. Add the peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla. Beat just until combined (1-2 minutes).
  2. In a large bowl, sift and combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to the peanut butter mixture, beating at low speed until well incorporated.
  3. Refrigerate cookie dough for about 30 to 60 minutes to firm up.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the filling by blending its ingredients in a mixer until smooth. Cover and refrigerate.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (about 190° C). Line 2 to 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat, and set aside.
  6. Using an ice cream scooper, scoop about 20 cookies and place onto the lined baking sheets (about 2-inch apart from each other) and press the top of each cookie with the palm of your hand to flatten.
  7. Bake for 13 -15 minutes. Place baking sheet on a rack and let cookies cool enough to handle without breaking apart. Place 10 cookies face down and top each one with 2 to 3 tablespoons of the peanut butter cheesecake filling. Top each cookie with another cookie to form a sandwich. Set aside.
  8. Make the chocolate drizzle: Microwave both the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl at medium power (50%) for about 60 to 90 seconds and stir well. If necessary, heat again at 15-30 second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth. Using a fork, drizzle melted chocolate over the sandwich cookies. Let drizzle set and enjoy!

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48 Responses to Monster Peanut Butter-Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle

  1. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan 5 May, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    I nurse a very hardcore peanutbutter and chocolate addiction and these cookies are like a fuel to my fire! Love love love them! They are causing me to drool all over my keyboard – I am going to go find a towel to clean up my mess!
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    • Denise Browning 5 May, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

      LOL…I am so glad that you feel this way, Shashi! It is one of the best compliments a cook/baker can ever have!

  2. Daniela 5 May, 2014 at 8:47 am #

    Peanutbutter and chocolate – that’s a match made in heaven!
    Combine them in a cookie and you get a stunning treat like this one.

    • Denise Browning 5 May, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

      Daniela: Thank you! These 2 ingredients make a great match indeed.

  3. Deb 5 May, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    Melt in your mouth goodness! What stellar cookies! I am very glad you made them!
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  4. francesca 5 May, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    oh man, i love the peanut butter and chocolate combination – Reese Pieces are my favorite thing on the planet. I reckon these would be a close second!
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    • Denise Browning 5 May, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

      Hey, Francesca! I wish we did not live so far from each other…I would have shared these cookies with you.

  5. Little Cooking Tips 5 May, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    Oh dear Lord! What are you doing to us Denise! You weren’t alone drooling over the keyboard! We really can’t wait to make those, as soon as we loose some of the Easter weight we gained! :(
    This is such a sweet temptation we can’t begin to describe! :)
    THANK YOU for filling our screens with such good food porn!:):):)
    Have a beautiful week dear Denise!

    • Denise Browning 5 May, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

      Panos and Mirella: Thank you! The pleasure is always mine… Hehe! I do hope you make these and enjoy!

  6. Purabi Naha | Cosmopolitan Currymania 5 May, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    Wow, this recipe is a keeper! My kids love all sorts of PB cookies…so I am sure they will love your version!

  7. Nana Oliveira 5 May, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    I am so happy that you shared this recipe.
    I made a promise to myself to make them.
    I love peanuts.
    And I am sure that I will love this cookies’ recipe.
    Thank you so much, Denise!
    May God bless you.

    • Denise Browning 5 May, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

      Thank you, Nana! I do hope you enjoy these cookies. They are quite scrumptious. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask…

  8. Emily @ It Bakes Me Happy 5 May, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    Denise these sandwich cookies look amazing, great recipe choice!
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  9. Liz 5 May, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

    These look like pb heaven to me!! I’ll have to make these for Katie…she’d be thrilled!!
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  10. Coffee and Crumpets 6 May, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    I have to be honest and say that I’m not a fan of peanut butter in baked goods, I know I’m totally weird. But with cream cheese… Hmmm… I could be convinced methinks :)
    These look fantastic Denise!
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    • Denise Browning 6 May, 2014 at 9:41 am #

      Thanks, Nazneen! I do hope this great recipe would persuade you to have a different opinion about baked goodies made from PB.

  11. Raymund 6 May, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    That filling must the totally awesome! I wanna have some of those now with some milk on the side
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  12. Sugar et al 6 May, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    So glad you made these. They are truly a treat. You have heard of the Cookie Monster? I think I will turn into one of those at the sight of these beauties.
    I am yet to post my chocolate party contribution…just too exhausted at this point in time. Send these my way..I know they will charge me up:-)
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  13. Jess 7 May, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    Wow- these look beyond divine! Loving everything about this delicious recipe!

    • Denise Browning 7 May, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

      Thanks, Jess! I am glad to know that you enjoy these cookies. Wishing you an awesome day.

  14. Mi Vida en un Dulce 7 May, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    OMG…you know, I’m a cookie monster, so please, can you send me some?
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    • Denise Browning 7 May, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

      I wish I could, Nydia! I’d have happily shared them with you…

  15. GourmetGetaways 7 May, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    I love cookies!!! These look so delicious! I could eat them all myself. Great use of the topic ingredients too.
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  16. Julia | 9 May, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

    These cookies are monstrous: tall and thick, with a rich, delicious filling. YUM!
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    • Denise Browning 10 May, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

      Hey, Julia! Thanks !!! It is so good to hear from you… They were destroyed quick by 3 cookie monsters in my house. :)

  17. dina 10 May, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    they look delicious!

    • Denise Browning 10 May, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

      Thank you, Dina! If you do enjoy peanut butter, these are the cookies for you.

  18. Suzanne 10 May, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    Wow, these cookies look gorgeous and I bet they tastes wonderful too. I would have a tough time saying no to 3rds or 4ths of these :).

  19. Judit + Corina @WineDineDaily 10 May, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    Oh my Denise, we just love peanut butter and these sandwich cookies look so good! We can picture having them with a tall glass of milk for a nice afternoon treat. J+C
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    • Denise Browning 10 May, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

      Thanks, ladies! Your coconut cake with rose petals was so gorgeous and delish that was featured in my 12 best sweet treats for Mother’s Day! How about that? :)

  20. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) 11 May, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    I love these cookie sandwiches. I can tell you right now that these cookies are the answer to your question about what are my favorite peanut butter chocolate treats … Pinning and promising myself to make these. Thanks for sharing Denise.
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    • Denise Browning 11 May, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

      Hi, Lea Ann! Thank you a lot… Your kind answer made my day! Enjoy these a lot…

  21. Asmita 11 May, 2014 at 10:18 am #

    Love these Denise! They look rich and decadent. The flavor combination is to die for!
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    • Denise Browning 11 May, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

      Thank you, Asmita! I know that you love baked goodies… You make great ones!

  22. Monet 11 May, 2014 at 10:55 pm #

    Such rich and wonderful cookies. You can’t go wrong with peanut butter!

  23. Sarah & Arkadi 13 May, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    love these sandwich cookies! so appetizing!
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