April 30, 2018

Double Double Cookies



Ingredients:


1 cup flour
1 tablespoon cocoa
2 tablespoon peanut butter powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips



Directions:


Preheat the oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and combine thoroughly. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until a very thick dough forms. Fold in the chips Form cookies by dropping 1 heaping teaspoon of dough two inches apart.

Flatten slightly then bake until light brown, about 12 minutes. Slide the cookies out on the baking mat on to a cooling rack and allow them to cool 1-2 minutes on the baking mat/parchment on the wire rack before removing them to cool directly on the wire rack.


Yield: about 1 1/2-2 dozen cookies


My thoughts:
We braved Costco this weekend and while we were there they were baking what I and another shopper decided must have been chocolate chip cookies. They smelled so good! It was like they were pumping molten chocolate into the air around the bakery. I was tempted to buy some but since I wasn't 100% sure that's what they were making and I've never bought a dessert from Costco before, I left the bakery section empty-handed. 

I had thought we might end up at a bakery at some point this weekend but we didn't so I broke down and made some cookies late Sunday while catching up on some BritBox. I was going to make plain chocolate chip cookies but I remembered I had an open bag of peanut butter chips so I thought I'd add them too. Then I saw the open jar of peanut butter powder (still can't believe how easy that is to find these days!) and a smidge of fancy cocoa in the cabinet and tossed that in to make these cookies double double: double the chocolate, double the peanut butter flavor! There is only a bit of cocoa in the cookies so there is just a kiss of chocolate in the batter--the chips really pack the chocolate punch here.The peanut butter powder really works to spread the peanut butter flavor throughout the cookie without the mess and adjustments you have to make when working with actual peanut butter--it basically acts as flour here. 


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