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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

June 3, 2009

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Sometimes you’re feeling a bit under the weather and nothing but your favorite comfort foods will get you through to the end of the day.

Sometimes you’re craving something rich and chocolately, with all the bad-for-you goodness that comes with it.

Sometimes you’re really looking forward to making your first sorbet ever when you get home from work, only to find that your never-opened ice cream maker has corroded to the point that it is completely unusable, and you know it’s going to take some seriously good cookies to curb your disappointment. (Not that that has ever happened to me.)

Those times? Those are when you should make these chocolate peanut butter chip cookies.

Rich. Chewy. Chocolate spiked with bits of peanut butter. Almost like brownies in cookie form. Need I say more?

Just be prepared to share them, because they are seriously decadent and addictive!


Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies
Adapted from, by Michelle Laverdiere
Makes 2½ dozen cookies with a 2TBS cookie scoop
(½ of the recipe will make about 18 cookies)

The chocolate and peanut butter lover in me declares these the BEST. COOKIES. EVER. I’m pretty sure other chocolate and peanut butter lovers will agree! Heck, even my husband who doesn’t really have a sweet tooth agreed.

1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 ½ cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Grease cookie sheets or use a Silpat.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt until thoroughly combined.

Cream butter and sugar together with a mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and stir just until the dry mixture is all incorporated. Fold in the peanut butter chips by hand.

Drop cookies onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 – 12 minutes (mine took 12) in a preheated oven, or until set. Cool on wire racks. Devour without mercy.

One Comment
  1. June 3, 2009 10:15 am

    Oh my god those look amazing, and they combine two of my favorite things!

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