Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stout Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stout Chocolate Chip Cookies-P

I have this theme in my life right now about fear.

Not the kind of fear that keeps you from jumping out of airplanes (which I’ve done), or the fear that comes when you hear a noise in the middle of the night which clearly means a murderer is in your living room.

But a fear that you don’t even realize you have, the you don’t realize is controlling you. Like this video of fear disguised as practicality. Or the fear that keeps you from standing up for yourself. Or the fear that keeps you from going after your dream. Or the fear that keeps you locked in a harmful relationship.

Talk to any sucessful person and you’ll hear a story of failing. A failure that got them closer to the goal, with more information and more drive. Fear is just part of it. Brewers know this. Every brewer will tell you about how much fear there was in the early years.

When it comes to brewing, or dreams, or needs, or relationships, success isn’t about being fearless, it’s about being fear tolerant. Accept that the fear won’t hurt you and move forward in spite of it. Learn to tolerate the feeling of fear and it won’t be able to control you.

Now let’s enjoy the spoils of that success and go drink some great beer.

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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stout Chocolate Chip Cookies


    For the Cookies:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup stout
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • For the chocolate dip
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (60% coca content)
  • 1/3 cup stout
  • 1 tsp flaky sea salt (like Maldon sea salt)


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla extract, beating until well combined, scraping the bottom of the bowl to insure all ingredients are well combined. Add the beer, mixing until well combined.
  2. Lift the head of the stand mixer, sprinkle flour, baking soda, mix until just combined, stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Using a cookie scoop, scoop onto a baking sheet that has been covered with parchment paper.
  4. Refrigerated for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350.
  6. Bake at 350 for 13-16 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before dipping.
  7. In a microwave safe bowl add the chocolate and remaining 1/3 cup stout beer. Microwave on high for 20 seconds, stir and repeat until melted.
  8. One at a time, dip the cookies. Sprinkle with sea salt. Chill until chocolate has set.

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9 thoughts on “Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stout Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. I love your honesty about fear. A few years ago I was adamantly working on overcoming my fear of failure, and it’s still something that I think about regularly. Now my theme is “exploring the limits of survival”, so it seems that I’ve overcome the fear of failure and maybe become less cautious than necessary. Even so, your advice is sound and strikes a chord. Thank you!

  2. I made these cookies as a thankyou for my hair dresser. She LOVED them. I did too. I still had a few left so I passed them along to my favorite guide at the liquor store. He loved them too. Great recipe!

  3. I made these for my daughter’s grade nine School Council election campaign. I made a few dozen and my daughter handed them out to potential constituents. I guess the kids with peanut allergies won’t be voting for her. The cookies were a hit with the art schoolers, garnering comments such as “can I have another one?” and “these are…like….amazing.” I’d say the election is in the bag. I used Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. Thanks for a great recipe.

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