Dark Chocolate Halloween Chip Cookies have a super soft and black-as-night dark chocolate cookie base that is studded with sweet white chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter chips for a frighteningly delicious treat!
Guys, October is seriously my favorite. The weather is perfect, fall is in the air, there are pumpkin patches and apple cider and hayrides, my birthday is halfway through the month, and Halloween is at the end of the month. And I LOVE Halloween. I have been holding off watching Hocus Pocus (the BEST Halloween movie) or posting Halloween recipes even though I have been itching to do both. But now that October is finally here, I’m so excited to share these dark & white chocolate peanut butter chip cookies with you!
These cookies are perfect for a Halloween party, especially if you like sticking with the orange, black and white color scheme. If you are looking for more easy, Halloween treats with the same color scheme, you have to check out my Halloween Chex Mix Muddy Buddies that include candy corn & pretzels!
And these cookies don’t require any fussy decorating skills (which I totally lack), so they are an easy everyday cookie and you can make them all month long if you want (which you will once you try them!). The only extra step I take that I wouldn’t normally do with a cookie recipe is I keep a few of the white & orange chocolate chips in reserve and press them into the cookies on top right as soon as they come out of the oven in order to give them a prettier look by showing off the orange & white colors. I do the same thing when I am making M&M cookies or other cookies with mix-ins whenever I really want to show off what’s inside.
To make these cookies, I used Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder instead of regular unsweetened cocoa powder. It makes the cookie dough almost black, it is so dark, which is perfect for Halloween! But if you only have regular cocoa powder, you could just use that and they would still turn out delicious. The chips I used are the holiday baking chips that Nestle makes for both Halloween and Christmas. I love, love, love them because they are so cute and make baking seasonal goodies super easy for someone like me who doesn’t fuss too much with fancy piping or other decorating techniques. The Halloween chips are a blend of semisweet chocolate chips and orange colored white chocolate chips and I always make sure to grab a couple of bags from the seasonal aisle in Target whenever they show up each year. They are also fun to use in place of regular chocolate chips in my soft & chewy chocolate chip cookies recipe. But they are amazing nestled into this dark chocolate cookie dough.
Since the Halloween chips only come in black (well, chocolate, so dark brown I guess) & orange, I decided to combine them with some regular white chocolate chips for a pop of ghostly color and peanut butter chips and mini Reese’s Pieces for just a hint of peanut butter flavor. This recipe doesn’t use the whole bag of white chocolate chips, but you can use up any extras in these White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies, which are another favorite of mine. If you don’t want the peanut butter flavor or have allergies, just leave them out and only do the white chocolate chips instead! I found all of these chips in the seasonal baking aisle at Target, although if you have a hard time tracking down the mini Reese’s Pieces you could always use the regular size ones.
These dark chocolate Halloween chip cookies are sure to put a smile on your Trick-or-Treater’s face! Don’t forget to PIN THIS!
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