Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reese’s Peanut Butter cups are one of my favorite indulgences. This week I had to have some but didn’t want to buy candy and knew there were plenty of these kinds of cookie recipes on the web. I found this one and wanted to try it. They looked delicious, but the only thing I will change next time is leave out the cocoa. They were delicious, but I think they burnt a little due to the darkness and I wasn’t sure if they were done enough. That aside, they are yummy. And I ALWAYS use chunky peanut butter. Definitely a chunky PB lover! These are great weekend treats! Pour a big glass of milk or hot cocoa, and put on a good flick. ;-)

These are easy too, not too many ingredients, and you can through these together quickly if you are having unexpected guests.

Here’s all you do:

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

adapted from  Buns in My Oven

Wet Mixture

Wet Mixture

 

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup peanut butter (I used chunky)

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

 

Dry Mixture

Dry Mixture

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour

 

1/2 cup cocoa powder (I used 2 Tbls, but will leave out next time)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Chips

Chips

 

Preheat oven to 350˚.   Beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time until completely incorporated. Mix in

the vanilla extract. Scrape the bowl to be sure everything is mixed in there.

In a small bowl combine all of the dry ingredients. Slowly add to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and peanuts.

Drop by large spoonfuls onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.

If you place the cocoa into the mixture, I advise only cooking for about 10 minutes. I love

Dough

Dough

 

the creamy color of peanuts, so I prefer them with out the cocoa but if you need a chocolate theme, maybe add a tad bit more sugar as this recipe doesn’t compensate for the cocoa. Don’t get me wrong, love cocoa, just want to make sure you get the goodness!

Bon Appétit!

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