Peanut butter cookies with peanut butter and chocolate frosting

I (Joni) get requests to make these cookies all the time!  They are by far the best peanut butter cookies you will ever eat!  And then you add the frostings and it seriously makes any bad day a good day when you eat one!  And its not easy to eat just one.  They dont last very long when I make them! They are a little more time consuming since you also have to make two frostings but trust me it is worth every second!

Peanut Butter Cookie

1 Cup butter, softened
2 Cups smooth or chunky peanut butter
1 1/2 Cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 Cup granulated sugar
2 Large eggs
1 1/2 Tbsp milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 Cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 Cups peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 350
Combined butter, peanut butter and beat until light and fluffy.  I use the kitchen aid.  Add the brown, and white sugars and mix until well combined.  Add the eggs and mix for 1-2 minutes.  Until the mixture is combined.  Add the milk and vanilla, mix.  Add the dry ingredients and mix just briefly.  While there are still large spots of flour, add the peanut butter chips and mix until the flour is completely mixed in and all the mixture is well combined.  Let the cookie dough sit for 15 minutes before scooping.  It will set up and be easier to scoop.

When ready to bake, scoop tablespoon sized balls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet.  (I like to scoop about 2 tablespoon sized balls and bake for 14 minutes, but you can do what you like.)  Bake the cookies 10-11 minutes making sure to not over bake.  Take out of oven and leave on cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes to cool.  Then once cooled its time to frost.  I wait about an hour before I do any frosting.  I first do a layer of peanut butter frosting, then chocolate, letting the frosting set up before adding the chocolate layer.  Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Frosting

1 Cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
3-5 Tbsp milk
3 Cups powdered sugar (may need more or less depending on the consistency you like.)
Mix all ingredients together until well combined.

Chocolate Frosting

1 cube butter
1/3 Cup milk
2 Tbsp cocoa
1 tsp vanilla

Bring to a boil and pour over 1LB powdered sugar.

Recipe Source:
Chocolate Frosting: Mama Enid

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