Chocolaty Peanut Butter Cookies

Friday, April 04, 2014

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned how much I love baking but I don't think I've told you all that my favourite thing to bake is in fact cookies. Though that fact might have been obvious to some, consider I've shared a grand total of three recipes for three very different types of cookies, excessive? Nah. Okay good because I'm here with cookie recipe number four. This one is a peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and chopped peanuts. Nutty right? Here's what you need:

1 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter (the creamier the better)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped peanuts 
Preheat you're oven for 350°F.
In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugars until it becomes nice and fluffy. 

Next, in a small bowl beat together the eggs and vanilla, and then add to the previous mixture. I find that lightly beating the eggs together with the vanilla separately is more beneficial to the batter because the flavor is distributed evenly throughout when it is finally added and my Kitchen-aid Stand mixer doesn't over do it, it's a powerful sucker.   

Now in a medium combine the flour, baking soda and salt and then gradually add to creamed mixture. At this point the mixture will become quite sticky and start to stick to the mixer's prongs/ paddles, this is okay, it's just the peanut butter working it's magic. Carry on as usual.

Finally stir in the chocolate chips, the peanut butter chips and the peanuts.

Place small tablespoons of cookie dough onto a cookie tray that has been lined with a sheet of parchment paper. Keep in mind that these cookies will expand and spread to about the size of your palm when they are baking so be mindful with your placement. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool on a baking rack and enjoy!