Matt and I have had a lot going on over the last two weeks. I turned in my Masters Thesis Packet and Matt and I moved. We had a TON of help with both projects (editing and lifting…) When someone helps me out above and beyond I like to give them a little something homemade, usually cookies. These looked good as chocolate and peanut butter is usually a crowd pleaser AND like I said, there were quite a few people that I wanted to give cookies to.
These cookies are supposed to be just a tiny bit under baked so they stay soft and chewy. I tried to mix it up by adding in M & Ms, but that made the cookies a little crunchy from the candy shell. I would stick with chocolate chips only if I make them again so the whole cookie is soft and gooey!
Recipe (Adapted from Bakarella )
I got over 100 small cookies from a double batch
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup butter at room temperature
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 10 oz chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350F. Cream the butter, sugar and peanut butter. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix well. In a small bowl mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt then add the dry mix to the wet mixture and mix until combined. Mix in your chocolate of choice. I used a small scoop to make the cookie dough balls. Mine were about 1 Tbsp large. Bake between 8-10 minutes depending on how gooey you would like them to be.