Whatcha Makin' Now?: Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

Is it Sunday already?  We had such a fun weekend!  I love that my nephew, Isaac, did air quotes for multiple words throughout the whole weekend.  And let Jacob shoot him nearly 1000 times with a Nurf gun (at Isaac’s request, of course).  Don’t worry, Isaac hid around corners and did get Jacob back many times. 

We did not get to meet Troy and Jacob from Swamp People – there were SOOOO many people there it would have been a whole day event. 

The trip to Crate & Barrel with my sis-in-law was dangerously fun.  We found super cute things including this, this, and this.  I work less than a block from the store and I know it will be way too easy of a lunch break shopping trip.  If I would have won the Power Ball this weekend I would quickly go back and ask for 1 of everything.  Wouldn’t that be fun…

We also watched a couple fun movies, ate great food, and just had good ol’ family bonding.  It’s so nice to have family close by!  My brother-in-law could not make the trip so I decided to send home so freshly made cookies.  He likes sweets almost as much as me.  Haha

These are going to be a regular in my house.  The cookies taste just like brownies with a cookie consistency and with the peanut butter chips it’s just like having a Reece’s Peanut Butter cup.  Yummmm. 

You need to make these! 

Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips
adapted from VeryBestBaking.com

1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) Peanut Butter Chips, divided
3 oz Bittersweet chocolate*
3 oz Semisweet chocolate*
*I only had a square of each left over, but if you only have semi-sweet chocolate it will work just fine.

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Baking Cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease.

Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into medium bowl.

Melt chocolate and a little less than 2/3 cup peanut butter chips in microwave-safe bowl on medium power for 30 seconds, stir, 30 seconds more, until smooth.  Set aside.

Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy.  Add the melted chocolate/peanut butter mixture and mix well.  Add egg and vanilla extract and mix for about a minute. 

Add flour mixture, mixing just until blended. Stir in remaining 1 cup peanut butter chips. Use a cookie scoop or drop tablespoon dough onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 8-12 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs and the tops have a cracked appearance.  Cool on baking sheets for 5-10 minutes and then wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 24-28 cookies.