Copycat Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

We created these cookies based on Girl Scout Tagalongs (aka Peanut Butter Patties) and we can assure you, they are just as hard to stop eating as the scout-delivered cookies.

Copycat Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies on red surface
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 37 mins
46 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 8 ounce milk chocolate, chopped

  • 8 ounce chocolate-flavor candy coating (almond bark), chopped


  1. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and salt and beat until combined. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Beat in flour. Cover and chill 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough until 1/4 inch thick. Using a 2-inch scalloped cookie cutter, cut out dough, rerolling scraps as needed. Place cutouts 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until light brown. Remove; cool on a wire rack.

  3. In a medium bowl combine powdered sugar, peanut butter, and cream. Spread onto cookies, using about 2 tsp. for each cookie and leaving centers slightly mounded. Place on waxed paper.

  4. In a small saucepan heat milk chocolate and candy coating over low until melted. Spoon over cookies, allowing excess to drip off. Let stand on a wire rack set over waxed paper until set.

To Store

Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container. Store in refrigerator up to 5 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

165 Calories
11g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 46
Calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 59mg 1%
Folate, total 16.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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