Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies


I am a good girlfriend. I really think I am. 

Now, don't you worry, I am not going to talk your ears off about my boyfriend or our relationship or anything. I promise it relates to these amazing, delicious, and wonderful cookies. 

I know he loves chocolate (something I have mentioned several times). I also know he loves peanut butter. I mean, so do I. I lick peanut butter off of a spoon for fun--but that is besides the point. So while walking down the aisle of Trader Joe`s I saw a little box of mini MINI peanut butter cups. Yeah, they`re basically like mini mini Reese`s cups (which i think Reese`s calls bite size Reese`s cups now?). Since we both LOVE and are addicted to Reese`s peanut butter cups I decided to make chocolate chip cookies with these and called them Jacques` Cookies, because his name is Jacques. See? I named a cookie for him. LOL. :)



C`mon, chocolate chip cookies were already super amazing. If I were to add in another favorite, it would definitely be peanut butter cups. Bite-sized ones, because bite-sized ones are super cute. Plus, because I`m weird, I like the mini Reese`s more than the regular size Reese`s. Not sure why, but I think it has to do with the portion of peanut butter to chocolate. 

But anyhoo...

These are AMAZING. LOVED THEM. I highly recommend you make them. It`s a little crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Perfect cookies, I tell ya. It`s one of my favorite recipes! 

I`m not sure if you guys are familiar with Alice from Savory Sweet Life, but she`s amazing and has this best ever chocolate chip cookie recipe. So I used that as a base to make these beauties. 


One thing I always do when I bake cookies is that I freeze the cookie dough. I really only make about 6 cookies at a time and freeze the rest of the dough. I mean, look at this cookie recipe alone...it yields 45 cookies!! I counted. This is a really good portion control technique/tip. :) Here`s what I do: 

I use a jelly roll pan and line it with parchment paper. I scoop the cookie dough using my cookie scoop into medium size balls and lay them right next to each other on the baking pan (just like the picture on top). Since you`re not baking them, it`s okay to place the balls close to each other (just don`t let them touch each other). After using all the dough, place the pan with all the dough balls into the freezer for about 40 minutes or so. Remove from the freezer. Get one of those large plastic gallon zip up bags and place the dough balls into the plastic bag neatly. Let all the air out and zip it up! Write down the date and directions on the front and freeze the entire bag. 

Now, whenever you crave for cookies, take it out and bake! No need to defrost, just add 2 minutes on top of the baking time. Ta-da! 


Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Adapted: Savory Sweet Life
Servings: 45 cookies
Level: Easy
Total Time: ~45minutes
(Print Recipe)

Materials:
-          Mixer + bowl
-          Rubber Spatula
-          Medium Cookie scoop
-          Parchment paper
-          Baking sheet/ or cookie sheet

Ingredients:
§  1 cup unsalted butter, softened
§  ½ cup granulated sugar
§  1 ½ cup dark brown sugar
§  2 large eggs
§  1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
§  1 teaspoon baking soda
§  1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
§  2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
§  ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
§  1 cup mini chocolate chips
§  1 cup mini peanut butter cups

Directions:
1.      Preheat your oven to 350°F
2.      In the bowl of your mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy
3.      Add the eggs and vanilla extract into the batter and mix until combined
4.      Then, add the baking soda, baking powder, coarse salt, and flour and mix until incorporated
5.      Add the mini chocolate chips and peanut butter cups to the dough and combine using your spatula (the batter will be thick)
6.      Put the mixing bowl with the cookie dough into the freezer for about 10 minutes
7.      Remove from freezer and using your medium cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and line them about 2 inches apart from each other on the baking sheet
8.      Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes until edges are dark brown. Let it sit for about 2-5 minutes before moving them onto a cooling rack.
9.      ENJOY~


18 comments:

  1. The chocolate peanut butter chips cookies losk delicious,the presentation is awesome great pictures.

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    1. It really is delicious! It`s one of my favorite recipes. ♥

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  2. These are awesome. I think I would really enjoy them since I too love Reese's.

    Your blog is so beautiful and I'm so glad I found it! Also, we both have boyfriends with French names and we're both college students, therefore, I think we should become e-friends :)

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    1. YAY for being a Reese's lovers! ♥

      And, Thank you for the lovely comment! LOLS. YESH. I`ll love to be your e-friends! We can complain about how wonderful and delicious food is and the struggles of exams!

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  3. Hi Lynna,
    Your chocolate peanut butter chip cookies looks so fresh. :)
    I don’t mind eat this every day. LOL.
    Thank you for sharing. :)
    You can submit your chocolate peanut butter chip cookies pics on http://www.foodporn.net It is a food (and drink of course) photography site where members can submit all food (and drink of course (again) LOL ) pictures that make readers hungry.
    Well, you know it’s fun to make others hungry (and thirsty)! :D

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    1. I wish I could eat this everyday without it hurting my health! Thanks for sharing, I submitted a post!

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  4. I remember when my husband discovered mini pb cups, he about died - they are his absolute favorite and the idea of being to scoop up a handful and shovel them into his mouth without having to unwrap anything made him unbelievably happy. I bet he'd be equally pleased with a batch of these cookies!

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    1. That`s precisely why I love them too! No wrappers to deal with!

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  5. we were totally on the same page this week the pb cookies! I just made some pb choc chippers last night :) I need to add in some reeses, that sounds dangerous! I already had a hard time not polishing off the whole batch myself yesterday... I'd have about zero willpower with the reeses in them.... :)

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    1. These cookies are dangerous because they're just so good!

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  6. These are to die for! I am a Reese's fan ever since I was in pigtails back in gradeschool. Yummy! I am definitely making a batch of this.

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    1. SAME!! I've always loved eating them!

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  7. SO clever to have cookie dough in the freezer!! Brilliant! There are so many days i long for cookies but cant bear to make a mess in the kitchen - so smart!

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    1. I know right? I love doing this. It's also bad sometimes, because I can always have a cookie whenever I want!

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  8. But it could be quite dangerous to have raw peanut butter cookie dough in the freezer...;) But i would love it..
    But oh! I actual have some peanut butter cookie dough in the freezer right know, from my last cupcake making..

    And now i am heading to the kitchen!

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    1. Ahah, I`m not one to really be tempted by eating raw cookie dough. But I can see why that`ll be incredibly tempting. & YAY BAKED GOODIESS!!

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  9. Chocolate + Peanut butter = Heaven! Yum!

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