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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51 Comments on "Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Tart"

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Terri A.

All I can say is wow!

bridget {bake at 350}

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

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


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

No decadence here!

Colleen @ What

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

Michelle P.

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

Joy @ Baking-Joy

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

Averie @ Averie Cooks

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


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!



Glory/ Glorious Treats

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!


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


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.


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


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

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

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

This looks so freaking awesome!!! Looooove!


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




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

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


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

Margot C

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



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

Jen @ Savory Simple

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


“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

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

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings

wow- can i have that last piece? 🙂

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

I could never get sick of this combination!

tracy {pale yellow}

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


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

Ah yum, this looks ridiculously delicious!

Roxana | Roxana

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

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

sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more

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

Cookbook Queen

This is pretty much perfect.


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


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


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

Sara M

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?


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

zandria beraldo

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


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

Would this work in a 11 in. tart pan?

Terri A.

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.