Sweet ’n’ Salty Peanut Butter-Filled Cookies

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You’ll want to gift these cookies, they’re that good!

These cookies are super-fun to make and seriously delicious. I came across this recipe recently and added them to my must-have holiday baking list. 

A combination of sweet and salty, these chocolate-based cookies are rolled in chopped peanuts and then topped with a mouth-watering, peanut butter and Philadelphia cream cheese filling. 

You can also make the dough ahead of time since they need refridgerating prior to baking anyway. I also love that 3 of these cookies can fit nicely into a small box I made (blog post on how-to coming soon) perfect for gifting.

Check out the recipe below.

Sweet ‘n’ Salty Peanut Butter-Filled Cookies

This recipe makes approximately 65 small cookies which can be frozen until ready to eat. 


3/4 cup butter
4 oz. (1/2 of 225-g pkg.) Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups dry roasted salted peanuts, finely chopped
1/2 cup Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Philadelphia Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Tip: You can make your own Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting, by mixing a 1/2 cup Philadelphia Cream Cheese with 3 tbsp icing sugar.

Ingredients for Sweet ‘n’ Salty Peanut Butter Filled Cookies


Microwave butter and chocolate in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended.

Add granulated sugar; mix well. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour; mix well.

Refrigerate 1 hour.

Heat oven to 350ºF. Shape dough into 64 (1-inch) balls; roll in chopped peanuts until coated.

Place 2 inches apart, on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake 8 to 10 min. or just until centres of cookies are set. (Do not overbake). Cool on baking sheet 2 min. With handle of wooden spoon, press indentation into centre of each cookie. Remove to wire racks. Cool completely.

Mix peanut butter and frosting in medium bowl until blended. Spoon or pipe into indentations in cookies, adding . tsp. peanut butter mixture to each.

cookie treat box

This post is in partnership with Kraft Heinz. Stay tuned for a post on how to make these adorable little cookie boxes and toppers made out of coffee filters coming out tomorrow, along with a collection of delicious recipes and festive-inspired tablescape ideas.

Pssst! There’s also a contest! WIN $50 to buy all your brunching ingredients. Visit addjoy.ca for more details!

Jan Halvarson

Jan founded Poppytalk in 2005 while a student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now ECU) to catalogue inspiration from typography to interior design. Since then she’s collaborated with Target (creating a limited edition glamping collection), a wallpaper collection with Milton & King, as well has written as a contributor at Wired, Martha Stewart and Huffington Post.