Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

I is surprising to you all that I am posting about peanut butter and chocolate :)
I got some new cookbooks at the library and found this yummy cookie waiting for me to try. The cookbook is Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone.

1 C all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C natual chunky peanut butter
1/2 C packed light brown sugar
8 TBSP unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 TBSP honey
1 large egg
1tsp pure vanilla extract
5 oz semisweet chocolate, coarsly chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat the peanut butter, brown sugar, butter, honey, egg, and vanilla in a lrage bowl until well blended. Stir the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture in two additions. Stir in the chopped chocolate.
Scoop about 3 TBSP of dough for each cookie onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them
2 1/2 inches apart. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the cookies puff and begin to brown on top but are still very soft to the touch. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Then use a metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack. Enjoy the cookies warm or let them cool completely.

I didn't make them as large as the recipe said to and just adjusted the cooking time. I also only made 12 cookies and placed the rest of the dough in balls and froze them for later use.

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