up close shot of chocolate peanut butter oreos


I dreamt up this recipe while laying in bed the other night and it was a fun day experimenting in the kitchen to bring these to life. Enjoy and try not to eat too many ;).

up close shot of a chocolate peanut butter oreos


// makes about 18 sandwich cookies (3 dozen cookies) //

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tbsp cornstarch
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup salted butter
1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tbsp vanilla

For Rolling

1/2 cup granulated sugar


6 tbsp cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup salted butter (softened)
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, a silicon baking mat, or spray with cooking spray.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

    bowl filled with flour mixture and a whisk

  4. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips with the butter for 30 seconds. Stir, then if needed, put back in microwave in 15 second intervals until melted and smooth.

  5. Pour the chocolate/butter mixture into a mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer. Add the peanut butter and sugars. Mix on medium speed until combined and smooth. Stop and scrape the bowl along the way if needed.

    bowl filled with melted chocolate, butter, and sugars

  6. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix until combined.

  7. Add half of the flour mixture and mix until combined. Add the second half and do the same. The dough will come together and away from the sides of the bowl.

    bowl filled with cookie dough

  8. Using your hands, roll the dough into small balls. Roll them in sugar and place on your prepared pan.

    pan with unbaked cookie dough balls

  9. Bake cookies for 9 minutes. They will stay fairly round. When the timer goes off, immediately remove the pan from the oven and use the bottom of a glass to gently flatten the cookies. See picture below for before and after.

    pan with baked chocolate peanut butter cookies

  10. While cookies are baking and cooling, make your filling! Use a medium sized mixing bowl and hand mixer to beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the vanilla and mix again. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time on low speed. Turn up the speed and beat until smooth.

  11. Fill a piping bag (or plastic baggie) with the filling and snip 1/4 inch off of a corner. Set aside.

  12. Once cookies are cooled, pipe filling in a circular motion onto half of the cookies, then add the top half!

    close up of a finished chocolate peanut butter oreo

    close up of a finished chocolate peanut butter oreo

  13. Enjoy!

    up close shot of chocolate peanut butter oreos

// original recipe //