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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I am impressed! I did not expect Doris’ peanut butter cookies could possibly be turned into something even more delicious than the original recipe – once I called these cookies the best ever and for good reason. For years I didn’t even feel the need to modify anything of the sweet formula created by our granny in Florida. Her cookies are perfect! But – I felt tempted, I couldn’t let go of the idea of rough chunks of bittersweet chocolate melting into the nutty richness of these crunchy bites once it got stuck in my head.

It was a very quick project – another quality of these cookies, they can be done in 20 minutes. I chopped the chocolate first, moved on to unsalted peanuts lightly broken for the topping and waited impatiently in front of my oven to see how my kitchen experiment would turn out. My boyfriend was skeptical – we’re talking about an old recipe from his beloved grandmother – but he approved in the end, they were just too good.

A short note: This recipe makes 40 cookies and if you manage to stop yourself from eating them right from the baking sheet, they stay fresh for days in an airtight container.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Makes about 40 cookies

plain flour 280g / 2 cups and 2 tablespoons
baking soda 2 teaspoons
salt 1/4 teaspoon
butter, at room temperature, 250g / 9 ounces
light brown sugar 280g / 1 1/3 cups
organic eggs 2
peanut butter (smooth not crunchy) 350g / 1 1/3 cups
bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chunks, 160g / 5 1/2 ounces
peanuts (unsalted), roughly chopped, 70g / 2 1/2 ounces

Set the oven to 180°C / 355°F (fan assisted oven) and line a baking sheet with baking paper.

Combine the flour, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, beat the butter until fluffy, add the sugar and continue mixing for a minute. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, add the peanut butter and beat until combined. Add the dry ingredients gradually and mix well. Stir in the chopped chocolate and shape the dough into large walnut sized balls. Lay them out spaciously on the lined baking sheet, they will rise! Flatten lightly with a fork, sprinkle with peanuts and push the nuts lightly into the dough. Bake for 10-11 minutes until golden. Leave them to cool on the baking sheet for a couple minutes before you cool them completely on a wire rack.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

 

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The Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

Peanut Butter Cookies

I got this recipe from a true cookie specialist – our Granny Doris from Florida. Years ago, at Christmas time, she sent us two huge parcels full of her peanut butter cookies and I fell in love with them. I ate so many I thought I would never be able to eat them again. That didn’t last long. Before this experience, I never really liked peanut butter but theses cookies changed everything. They are so crunchy yet juicy and so tasty that you can’t stop eating them.

These cookies are big enough as a small breakfast or mid-day snack together with a cup of coffee, they go very well with a cup of tea in the afternoon and if you don’t feel like a big dessert after dinner but feel like something sweet together with your espresso just grab one. I bake them in very big batches exactly for this reason!

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

For 50 cookies you need

plain flour 280g / 10 ounces
baking soda 2 teaspoons
salt 1/4 teaspoon
butter 250g / 9 ounces
peanut butter (smooth not crunchy!) 350g / 12.5 ounces
Demerara sugar 280g / 10 ounces
organic eggs 2

Set the oven to 180°C / 355°F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the flour, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, beat the butter until fluffy, add the sugar and continue mixing for a minute. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, add the peanut butter and beat until combined. Add the dry ingredients gradually and mix well. Shape the dough into walnut sized balls and place on the lined baking sheet leaving plenty of space in between each dough ball. Flatten lightly with a fork and bake for 9-10 minutes or until golden. It will seem as though they are a bit under done when they first come out but that’s a good thing. Leave them to cool on the baking sheet for a couple minutes before you cool them completely on a wire rack.

Peanut Butter Cookies

 

Peanut Butter Cookies

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