Sunday, April 4, 2010

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Over at Gotta Little Space, I have a 100 Things To Make list. When I first created that list, I asked for suggestions from friends and blog readers. My husband requested peanut butter chocolate chip cookies - and here they are.

I love them. They are just barely peanut buttery and combined with the dark chocolate chips I used, make for a delicious cookie. Their texture is similar to that of a traditional peanut butter cookie - almost crumbly but held together by a bit of chewy.

My husband feels they need more of the peanut butter flavor so the next time I make them I'll be upping the peanut butter content, but I think they're perfect just the way they are.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 3 to 4 dozen

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325F. Line at least 2 baking sheets with parchment.

Cream butter till smooth. Add peanut butter and both sugars; beat until well combined. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour and baking soda gradually till combined. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.

Scoop cookie dough onto parchment lined baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Bake about 15 minutes or until cookies are just firm around the edges - do not overbake or brown the tops, they will be too crunchy. Cool completely on wire racks.

Repeat with remaining dough.



Memória said...

These cookies look yummy!! I have a favorite recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that I found on Smitten Kitchen. You should try that one out, too. I wonder how they compare. I will have to try out the one you posted, too. Good luck on realizing all the items on your list! Here's the link if you're interested:

Northern Living Allowance said...

Oh, I'll be trying this one for sure. I'm like your husband and like more of a peanut butter flavour.

I tried those chocolate chip/chunk cookies a couple of weeks ago and they didn't turn out large and thin like yours did. They were quite thick & cakey. I only put in a 1/4 tsp of salt, so perhaps that was the reason? Regardless, they were delicious anyway!

Rina the Mama Bear said...

Hmmm....I'm not sure, to be honest. That's odd about how thick they were. Could be the salt?

Valen said...

These cookies look awesome, I love how they look so perfect and easy!

rjgintrepid said...

Yum...I knew my husband would want these but would want more peanut flavor, so I reduced the butter and sugar but kept the peanut butter the same and then changed the leavening to 1 tsp powder and 1/4 tsp soda and they were amazing. Completely addicting. You're right about underbaking-I just left them on the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to the wire racks and they were perfectly chewy but cooked through.