Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

I wanted to make cookies, and couldn't decide between Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip. I decided a marriage between the two would be divine, and along the way, thought that an addition of Hershey's Special Dark cocoa would be wonderful, too.

This is what I came up with:

What You'll Need:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 cups white/whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
12 oz. chocolate chips
4 Tbsp. Hershey's special dark cocoa
Parchment paper
Cookie sheets

Note: This recipe makes approximately 6 dozen cookies, and can be cut in half to make a smaller batch of cookies.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla and mix. Add peanut butter and blend.

Add flour, baking powder and cocoa. Mix together, and then stir in chocolate chips.

I tried just baking these as drop cookies, but wasn't thrilled with how they turned out. Took longer to cook, and the bottoms were a little overdone, so I tried baking them like I would when making peanut butter cookies, and was thrilled with the results.

Roll into a small ball, place on parchment lined cookie sheet, and then flatten with a fork.

Flattened with a fork.

Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes (I found that 12 minutes worked for me). Remove and let set a few minutes before placing on a cooling rack.

All done!

These cookies are so yummy. They have the texture of a peanut butter cookie, with the delectable blend of chocolate and peanut butter. If you decide to give them a try, I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

~ Happy Baking! ~


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  1. Can't wait to try these. Love peanut butter and chocolate!

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  3. Have mercy! (totally in Uncle Jesse's voice) Those look delish! Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :)