My husband is nuts over chocolate & peanut butter (ha!). He could hoover peanut butter cups, and chocolate-covered peanut butter candies like they were going out of style, yet he refuses to eat a ‘plain’ peanut butter sandwich. that guy… (shaking head)
But, when I whipped these chewy, gooey cookies up, there were no complaints from my picky eater (just a lot of satisfyingly silent face-stuffage, which is music to my ears).
I adapted this recipe (which did a fantastic job at explaining everything so thoroughly, and who had way better looking cookies in the end).
This recipe is also great for people who have certain dietary restrictions, as it doesn’t call for flour, butter, or white sugar (which isn’t why I chose it, but it’s good to know!), and it’s extremely easy to make!
It only calls for 6 ingredients: peanut butter, vanilla extract, light brown sugar, egg, baking soda, and chocolate (dark or bittersweet, chunked. I just used what I had, which were semi-sweet chips).
To make these delicious cookies, mix 1 large egg, 1 cup of creamy peanut butter, 1 cup of light brown sugar, and 1 tbsp of vanilla extract in a large bowl using a hand blender until it was well-mixed.
Then add 1 tsp of baking soda, and beat to incorporate.
After, mix 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips in (if using chunks of chocolate, don’t over-mix or it could break the chunks down too much).
Then transfer the dough into an airtight container & refrigerated for at least 2 hours.
After chilling the dough, reheat the oven to 350F, line baking sheets with parchment paper (you could use cooking spray or a baking mat). Then scoop the dough into 2 tbsp balls and set about 2 inches apart.
Bake them for 8 to 10 minutes, rotating them halfway. Leave them on the baking sheet for for 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool.
In the end, you’ll have these tantalizing puppies:
Needless to say, these delectable treats didn’t last very long…
I made some substitutions here and there (light for dark sugar, and went with chocolate chips rather than chunks like the original recipe) just so I could use what I already had on hand. For the full recipe & thorough know-how, visit here. Gotta give major credit where it’s due!
Have a wonderful end of the week!