Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Tis the season for holiday baking. And what’s a little holiday baking without some peanut butter cookies? And what’s peanut butter cookies without a little chocolate on top? Peanut butter and chocolate. I think it must be my favorite combination of flavors!

A stack of Marly's Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies with a glass ready to be poured with soy milk. A great treat for the holidays!

I was inspired to make a chocolate dipped peanut butter cookie after seeing them at Dean and Deluca. I wanted to buy one right there on the spot, but I was more than convinced they were not vegan.

Not one to feel mired in deprivation, I charted a plan to make these myself. I began with a great recipe for peanut butter cookies on the La Mia Vita Dolce site. I veganized the recipe and then dipped them in chocolate. It was all so simple then! (That’s actually a line from a song…can you name it?)

Marly's Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies look ready to be eaten in this photograph.

The results were exactly what I was looking for. A crispy cookie on the outside with a soft center and a rich dipping of chocolate. My family could hardly wait until I got them done.

These chocolate dipped peanut butter cookies are vegan and can be enjoyed with a glass of soy milk any time!

Homemade cookies can be such a nice holiday gift. I think I’ll definitely enjoy giving these out to others…starting with the next batch!

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup (1 stick) dairy free margarine, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup peanuts, chopped
  • 2 cups dairy free chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dairy free margarine


Heat your oven to 400 degrees

In a large bowl beat together peanut butter, margarine, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and creamy. Add applesauce and vanilla.

In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the chopped peanuts, reserving a couple of tablespoons for decoration.

Add flour mix to peanut butter to and stir well.

Cover bowl and refrigerate for 20 – 30 minutes. Make balls about the size of a golf ball, roll in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Using a fork make crisscross pattern flattening cookies slightly. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Remove cookies from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

Place a sheet of waxed paper over a cool cookie pan or plate.

Next, heat the chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat. As it begins to melt add the margarine. Once the chocolate is melted, begin dipping half of each cookie in the chocolate, using a spoon to help spread the chocolate evenly over the cookie. Don’t be shy here, a nice thick coating is what you’re looking for. Place the chocolate-dipped cookie on the waxed paper and top with a sprinkle of chopped nuts. Be sure to do this as you dip each cookie because the chocolate will set quickly. Once you’ve filled up this tray with dipped cookies, place the tray in the fridge to help set the chocolate.

Wait for the moans of pleasure from your family as they bite into these delicious cookies!

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29 Responses to Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. The chopped nuts make these seem so elegant! I have a whole bag of pistachios that would be perfect for this. I love cookies this time of year (more than any other!) Thank you for sharing, sweet woman. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. These are beautiful Marly. I love your flavor combination and understand completely the frustratingly long wait before they were ready to eat:)

  3. Tiffany @ Conor & Bella

    mmm, I don’t know why I have never tried dipping cookies in chocolate. So delicious!

  4. Marly these look sensational! Love that you dipped them in chocolate and finished with a sprinkling of nuts, yummy.

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  6. These look amazingly delicious 🙂

  7. I must try this recipe!! These cookies look like a great addition to Cookie Week & I like that they are a gluten free option. Gorgeous photos of crumbly cookies 🙂

  8. These cookies are so pretty, Marly, and they look delicious. I would love to receive a treat like this for the holidays. Ooh, I bet they would look beautiful lined up in a box with parchment and ribbons;)

    • Oh, I think you’re right. I wish I were more creative like you. I’m gonna work on that…starting tomorrow!

  9. As if the PB cookie wasn’t tempting enough, you go and dip it in chocolate. Mmm can you send me a few ;p?

    • That’s me! I just have to gild that lily every chance I get. But this one was definitely worth it!

  10. Baltina Hong

    I recently just found your site through vegan foodgawker, its fantastic. Love all the recipes and cant wait to try out this one. I was looking for a fun new peanut butter cookie to add to my Christmas baked goods list. Thanks, cant wait to try some other recipes too.

    • Hi Baltina – thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you like this recipe. Let me know how it goes!

  11. sooo pretty! They look absolutely delicious! =) I wish I had the ingredients on hand right now!


    • Hi Jenn – Oh, I know how you feel. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve torn into making a recipe only to find I’m missing some key ingredients. It’s usually right after I get back from the grocery store too!

  12. Marly these peanut butter cookies dipped in chocolate sure look so yummie…so well presented 🙂

    • Ah, thanks Juliana. I’m glad you liked them. What’s best is they taste amazing too!

  13. Is it really only 1/4 teaspoon of applesauce?

    • Oh my! No, that should be 1/4 CUP applesauce. I changed it on the recipe. Thanks so much!

  14. Oh, so delicious!
    I can almost taste them through the screen :-)!

  15. lovely done, I like the two tone of colours on the cookies, it must be delicious, must try this recipe! 🙂

  16. Memories!

  17. hello all. i made these today! absolutely delicious!! i used 1 1/2 cups chunky peanut butter instead of creamy and chopped peanuts!! came out great!! the dipping process was harder then you would think so i just spread the chocolate on top like icing!! thanks for the recipe!!

  18. How many cookies does this recipe make?

    • Depending on the size of the cookies you make, you can expect roughly 2 to 2 1/2 dozen cookies from this batch.

  19. Thanks! The cookies came out perfect! Very good recipe.

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