Peanut butter cookies: baking with our Chocolatier


Last week, we started a brand new tradition.  In the spirit of the holiday season, I am sharing a few of my favorite seasonal recipes — with a Delysia twist of course. Nothing says the holiday season like a warm oven, the scent of fresh baked goods, and a full house of family and friends. Take my recipes to your kitchen and create some memories with your loved ones this year!

This week’s recipe – Peanut Butter Cookies.  This is a family favorite and a cookie I’ve been making since childhood. Even during college, I would bake 10-20 dozen peanut butter cookies while procrastinating from studying for finals. When I launched Delysia Chocolatier, this beloved classic cookie became the inspiration for our Peanut Butter bark.  Then we made the cookie even better – by adding pieces of our Peanut Butter bark to the cookie batter.


Peanut Butter Cookies with Peanut Butter bark


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda


  • Chop the Peanut Butter bark into small bite size pieces.
  • Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars together in a bowl; beat in eggs.
  • In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir into butter mixture. Add the Peanut Butter bark.
  • Put dough in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets.
  • Flatten each ball with a fork, making a crisscross pattern.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown.



Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.