Chocolate peanut butter cookies

Anything containing peanut butter is fine by me.  However chocolate and peanut butter is like my nirvana 🙂 These cookies smell amazing when they are baking and had my husband hopping from foot to foot waiting until they were cool enough to eat!  Using a freestanding mixer is the easiest thing here, however until I get my coveted pink KitchenAid (sob), I made do with my electric handmixer.

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Ingredients:

  • 125g soft butter
  • 75g light brown sugar
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 100g smooth peanut butter (no added sugar, I like Whole Earth)
  • 1 large egg (cold)
  • 150g plain flour sifted
  • 30g cocoa powder (use really good quality) sifted
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 100g each of milk and white chocolate chips
  • 50g salted peanuts

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to Gas 3/170C.  Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave (carefully, in short bursts, otherwise the chocolate may seize and go grainy).
  2. Cream the butter, sugars and peanut butter together.  Add the melted dark chocolate and mix together.
  3. Beat in the egg, followed by all the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix in the chocolate chips and peanuts.
  5. Dollop the mixture onto lined baking sheets (I use an american 1/4 cup measure to keep it even).  Keep the cookies at least 5cm apart so they can spread.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes and leave on the baking tray for 5 minutes out of the oven, before moving the cookies to a cooling rack.

I was very pleased with how these turned out…enjoy 🙂

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