Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Tart


Sometimes ideas are just too good to pass up.

Before I decided to share this with you, I was worried that you guys might be sick of this combination.

I mean, I’ve done it a bagillion times.  Like here, and here…and here annnnnnd HERE.


Then I thought better of myself.

I’m not over chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter together, and since we’re friends, I thought that you probably weren’t either.

We’re close, you and I.


Anyhow, you need to make this.  Because it’s incredibly simple and totally delicious.

And whenever anyone says they’re making a “tart”, you automatically think it’s super fancy-ish and gourmet.

Well, friends, this is not fancy-ish…and I don’t know the defining characteristic of a tart, but if it means that it’s baked in a tart pan, then this fits the bill.


Here’s the thing though, you could make it in a pie pan too.  And call it a pie.

I’m here to please.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Tart.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Tart | Cookies and CupsOk, first we’re taking short-cuts today.

Start with some pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough.

You certainly could make your own, I won’t tell you not to..but sometimes it’s ok to make things less complicated.

Today is that. Now, Here. Yeah.


So press your cookie dough in a greased tart pan.  Bake it.  Let it cool.

Then mix up a simple peanut butter filling.

It’s peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar and cream.  Yes, I’m serious.

PicMonkey CollageSpread it all over the cookie, then let it chill for about 30 minutes or so.


Then you get to make some ganache.  I told you this was fancy-ish.

Don’t get scared, guys…ganache is just chocolate and cream.  Like it’s way easier to make than buttercream.

Also, my computer keeps wanting to auto-correct ganache to “gauche”.  Step off, sir.  You have never been more wrong.


I used 3.5 oz of milk chocolate, see…

IMG_7099Then I chopped it up and poured super heavy hot cream all over the top…

IMG_7109Let is sit for a beat and then stir it.  The chocolate will melt with the heat of the cream…

IMG_7116Once it is completely melted, pop it in the fridge for about 5 minutes…

Then pull the chilled cookie and the ganache out of the fridge and pour that all over the top.

IMG_7117It’s kind of gorgeous.

Now let this all set up in the fridge for about an hour, or longer if you can wait.

It’ll even be fine overnight.

Then when you’re ready, slice it and serve.

And then rejoice in all it’s peanut buttery glory.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Tart | Cookies and Cups

Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Tart
Cookie Crust
  • 16 oz pre-made cookie dough
Peanut Butter Filling
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 Tbsp butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 3.5 oz milk chocolate
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • *optional flaked sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray 9" tart pan with cooking spray
  3. Press pre-made cookie dough into tart pan and bake 15-20 minutes, until lightly golden.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 20-30 minutes.
  1. In mixer beat peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar and heavy cream together until smooth.
  2. Spread mixture evenly over cookie crust.
  3. Chill for at least 30 minutes in refrigerator.
  1. Chop milk chocolate into small pieces. Place in heat safe bowl.
  2. Heat heavy cream until it just comes to a boil.
  3. Pour cream over the chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  4. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.
  5. Spread ganache over top of the peanut butter layer.
  6. Chill again for at least an hour before serving.
  7. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt, if desired.
recipe adapted from A Cozy Kitchen


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53 Comments on "Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Tart"


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Terri A.
Terri A.
February 17, 2013 11:35 am

All I can say is wow!

bridget {bake at 350}
February 17, 2013 11:36 am

Oh, GIRL!!! I may just pop on a plane to New Jersey today.

PS…I’m so impressed that you have a kitchen scale. 🙂

February 17, 2013 11:46 am

Holy freaking crap. I mean, how do you just keep outdoing yourself over and over? Because you are a genius. I am making this tonight!

Holiday Baker Man
February 17, 2013 12:33 pm

No decadence here!

Colleen @ What

WOWZERS. Another winning recipe, for sure! This looks amazing!!!

Michelle P.
February 17, 2013 12:49 pm

This looks and sounds AMAZING! Definitely hoping to make this soon in a gluten-free version! Thanks for sharing!

Joy @ Baking-Joy
February 17, 2013 1:07 pm

Oh my word. This looks incredible. Pinning right now!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
February 17, 2013 2:43 pm

Cannot go wrong with chocolate and PB! One of my fave combos of all time – especially with the great cookie dough base!

February 17, 2013 2:45 pm

Peanut butter can be best friends with anything; pnut butter & banana, pnut butter & jelly, pnut butter & chocolate! Peanut butter & me! Thanks for sharing another great recipe! Goodness sakes this is going to be a hit! Thanks, girl!

February 17, 2013 3:13 pm


Glory/ Glorious Treats
February 17, 2013 4:34 pm

You have such a special gift for taking delicious things, and layering them with more delicious things… to make something incredible!! I could sure go for a slice of this right now! YUM!

February 17, 2013 4:56 pm

Pb plus chocolate AND cookie dough? All my fave sweet treats:-)

February 17, 2013 5:20 pm

If anyone wants to give up their slices because they’re “over” the chocolate/pb combination, they can totally donate it to me. I’m always up for a good easy delicious tart.

February 17, 2013 6:18 pm

I never get tired of peanut butter and chocolate!! Woohoo! 🙂

February 17, 2013 6:50 pm

Yes, please! I will make this tart next weekend.

Also, I bought Pillsbury “Limited Edition” Red Velvet Cookie Dough at the grocery store on a whim on Friday. I *instantly* thought of you. Any ideas of what I could do with it?


Caroline @ chocolate & carrots
February 17, 2013 8:39 pm

There can never be too many variations of the PB & Chocolate combo. This one looks amazing!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
February 17, 2013 9:46 pm

This looks so freaking awesome!!! Looooove!

February 17, 2013 9:52 pm

Seriously, sometimes I don’t know if I want to hug you or punch you.

February 18, 2013 1:14 am


February 17, 2013 10:47 pm

Omg…the ganache…makes me wish I can just eat it from the screen. I love the idea of this tart! Especially the cookie dough crust.

luv what you do
February 17, 2013 11:40 pm

I don’t think this combo will EVER get old! I need to buy a Tart pan tomorrow!

February 18, 2013 1:13 am

Sick of PB and chocolate? An impossibility! Looks glorious!

Margot C
Margot C
February 18, 2013 1:18 am

Oh that looks marvelous; and do-able!

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

This recipe looks so simple, yet so delicious. I could eat a slice or two for my midnight snack!

Kare @ Kitchen Treaty
February 18, 2013 8:25 am



This looks so freakin’ good (and pretty too!). Never too much peanut butter and chocolate.

Jen @ Savory Simple
February 18, 2013 8:49 am

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this combination!

February 18, 2013 11:37 am

“Also, my computer keeps wanting to auto-correct ganache to “gauche”. Step off, sir. You have never been more wrong.”

You totally cracked me up; hilarious!!

Carla @ Carlas Confecttions
February 18, 2013 11:50 am

In.Love.With.This.Tart. Never ever too many combinations of peanut butter and chocolate.

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
February 18, 2013 12:29 pm

wow- can i have that last piece? 🙂

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
February 18, 2013 1:30 pm

I could never get sick of this combination!

tracy {pale yellow}
February 18, 2013 2:12 pm

Thank you for this marvelous looking fancy tart! There is nothing wrong with peanut butter and chocolate, keep the recipes coming!

February 18, 2013 4:09 pm

If you ever get over the pb + chocolate thing, we shall rise up & mutiny!

Thank goodness for officemates who will help me eat this……I’m going to try dark chocolate for the ganache & probably my own cookie dough just so I can claim there’s oatmeal in the crust & therefore it’s healthy!

Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen
February 18, 2013 6:03 pm

Ah yum, this looks ridiculously delicious!

Roxana | Roxana
February 18, 2013 9:54 pm

You can never go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate, this combo is ageless.
I think I’ll make it in my rectangle tart pan and call them bars 🙂

Maris King
Maris King
February 18, 2013 11:42 pm

Who’s not drooling here? yay. love those sweets.
yum yum.

sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more
February 19, 2013 9:25 am

I would never get sick of this combo, you and I are that close;p It looks crazy good!

Cookbook Queen
February 19, 2013 9:36 am

This is pretty much perfect.

February 19, 2013 9:41 am

Word. This needs to happen … as soon as everyone else leaves town and I’m home alone, of course.

February 19, 2013 2:42 pm

Never in my life could I imagine being over PB& Chocolate! This looks awesome.

February 19, 2013 3:08 pm

Peanut butter and chocolate really do make the best pair! This looks so delicious.

Sara M
Sara M
February 20, 2013 7:31 pm

Just wondering about the 1/2 cup cream in the ganache. I made it and it never firmed up at all. Total soup. Tasted good, but is that really the right amount?

February 20, 2013 9:36 pm

Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure it tastes fantastic.

zandria beraldo
zandria beraldo
February 21, 2013 3:57 pm

Looks great . . . simple enough I think I can do this! Or some form of it! Thank you for sharing!

February 21, 2013 10:53 pm

Just had surgery today and haven’t gotten to eat much. I am STARVING and this is calling my name…can’t stand up to make it though….maybe you could teleport a pice to me??

Shane Birkey
Shane Birkey
February 25, 2013 1:42 pm

Would this work in a 11 in. tart pan?

Terri A.
Terri A.
March 14, 2013 7:48 pm

I made this for Pi(e) day today and took it to my office. It was given about 24 thumbs up. My ganache didn’t set, so the chocolate was kind of runny, but no one seemed to mind.


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