Peanut Butter Brownie Gooey Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Brownie Gooey Butter Cookies

I had a hankering for something gooey and chocolaty yesterday. At first I thought brownies, but that didn't sound like it would hit the spot. Then I had another idea - gooey butter cake - but that didn't seem right either.

Living in Missouri the ultimate gooey dessert is St. Louis gooey butter cake, and of course since we moved to St. Louis just last summer, I've been well-acquainted with the sticky, tasty treat. Whenever I stroll through the grocery store - because that's how I grocery shop, no wild six year old running amuck through the aisles here. Ahem. Moving on. As I was saying, when on my leisurely grocery trips I always have to avoid the bakery section, namely the giant goody cabinet filled with gooey butter cookies, cakes, and all manner of pure evil deliciousness.

Then I thought, why not have a brownie AND gooey butter cake AND throw in some peanut butter, just to be safe. Then why not roll it all up into a cookie while I'm it?

That's how I got these babies. Peanut Butter Brownie Gooey Butter Cookies. I was inspired by Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Cookie recipe, since she is the queen of gooey butter cookies after all. She uses a cake mix, but I preferred to start with a brownie base from scratch.

These are just as you would expect them. Gooey, chocolaty, peanut-buttery - oh yeah, and really, really good.

Peanut Butter Brownie Gooey Butter Cookies Peanut Butter Brownie Gooey Butter Cookies
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1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
8-oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup peanut butter

In a bowl combine the flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt. Set aside.  In an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the egg, vanilla and peanut butter and mix until creamy.

Add the flour mixture to the cream cheese mixture and mix until well combined. Cover and place in the refrigerator so the dough can firm up a little bit.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Remove dough from fridge and roll the chilled dough into tablespoon sized balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely. The cookies will stay soft and gooey on the inside. Yum!
Peanut Butter Brownie Gooey Butter Cookies

Recipe inspired by Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Cookies

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Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

Ive seen that Paula D cake mix recipe...a bit of a headscratch always for me. Thanks for making these amazing from-scratch cookies. Chocolate and PB can do no wrong!

Ana Rita Marreiros said...

Uau!!!I must make those cookies!!!Yesterday i made chocolate brownie cookies but i think no one will mind me doing another chocolate cookie recipe again!!!
I´m leaving with the recipe, like a burglar,ihihihi!!

Mind my english, i´m rusted???,because i'm portuguese....:)


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Mmm!! These sound so awesome!

Unknown said...

Thanks Averie, you're right, making from scratch is definitely the way to go:)

Unknown said...

Hi Rita, thanks! Yes, you can NEVER have too many chocolate cookie recipes. Ever. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Unknown said...

Thanks Katrina, they are so good!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

These look heavenly! Please pass me a plate with a glass of cold milk, please :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Chung-Ah! Nothing better than a cold glass of milk with warm cookies. :)

Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection said...

You had me sold at gooey, chocolaty, peanut-buttery!!

Unknown said...

Thanks Elaine! Gotta love anything gooey, chocolaty and peanut-buttery right?

So Domesticated said...

Gooey+Brownies+Peanut Butter= Pure Happiness

Beautiful photos!

a farmer in the dell said...

your killing me with these gooey cookies. My breakfast just got super bland!!!!

Unknown said...

Aw, thank you :)

Unknown said...

Maybe you need a breakfast cookie? :)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

These cookies look amazing! I would totally eat one...or two...or three for breakfast :)

Unknown said...

Thanks! I really think you should! :)

Cassie | Bake Your Day said...

I didn't think gooey butter cake could get better but you did it! I love this, Amber!

Unknown said...

Thanks Cassie! I love gooey butter cake, but it's always good to mix it up once in a while. :)

Viniti said...

Just discover the blog today.. it is a lovely digital home you made it out of your web site! I love it! Thanks for the recipes. Have a great day :)


Oooooo, the perfect afternoon snack! Especially on a Friday. :)

Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

Gooey cookies from scratch? I am so in!!

Unknown said...

Thanks Anna, they're not that much more work and they're sooo good. :)

Kari Lindsay said...

I love chocolate with peanut butter, and I love anything (maybe not anything, but any sweet thing)that's got ooey gooey in the name!

Unknown said...

Thanks Kari, it's definitely a great combo for sure. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Sommer! Yes, it's a great afternoon snack. :)

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

You had me at gooey!! These look heavenly!

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by Stephanie. :)

JanetFCTC said...

I'm not a huge PB fan. I have to be in the mood. But somehow, with these, I think I could get in the mood fairly easily

Sherri @ The Well Floured Kitchen said...

Love the idea of cream cheese in a cookie. Look forward to trying.

Lisa said...

Always looking for a new cookie recipe to try and then to send to daughter in college in her month care packages. She loves PB - this will rock with her!

Lisa said...

Always looking for a new cookie recipe to try and then to send to daughter in college in her monthly care packages. She loves PB - this one will rock with her!

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