Crazy Cooking Challenge #2
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Back in August, I was invited (along with a lot of other bloggers) to join in on a monthly crazy cooking challenge. Each month a food is given and we must scour the blog world and find a recipe for that food. We all find a different recipe for the same food and link it up on the specified date. The purpose is to have fun and gain new readers as well as gain exposure for the blog you pulled the recipe from. If this challenge sounds like fun to you and you would like to join in, just click on Crazy Cooking Challenge to find out more information.
Last month's challenge was Macaroni and Cheese and I was so sad I was unable to participate, but when I found out the next challenge was Chocolate Chip Cookies, I got right on it and didn't waste any time. I scoured the food blogs looking for a recipe that spoke to me. I ended up narrowing my list down to three choices, leaving the final choice to my husband since the cookies would be going into his lunches for work. My husband ended up choosing the Brown Eyed Baker's "Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies."
Start by pre-heating your oven to 350 degrees F. Either grease your cookie sheets or line them with parchment paper.
In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Push it aside.
In a larger mixing bowl, beat butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on medium speed till everything is light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Pour in some vanilla extract and mix together before stirring in the dry ingredients.
Stir in the peanuts and mix well.
Mix in the semisweet chocolate chips. Stir well.
Drop the dough/batter (it's kind of a heavy dough) by tablespoons onto your cookie sheets and sprinkle with a small pinch of coarse salt or you could be like me and use sea salt.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set and center is soft. Cool cookies on baking sheets and devour, er, I mean put inside a cookie jar.
These cookies gave my husband quite a reaction. I've made him a ton of different kinds of cookies in the past, but he has declared these ones to be his favorite. In fact when my kids ate the last ones, he was really sad. These are cookies I would make more often and they appeal to a lot of people with that little extra kick of pizazz due to the sprinkled sea salt on top! These truly are finger licken good :)
And if you all could do me a favor, I would love it if you would stop by Crazy Cooking Challenge's Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe and vote for me. I would greatly appreciate the support from all of you. Happy reading & voting everyone :)
Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Source: Brown Eyed Baker
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup ( 4 oz) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2/3 cup brown sugar ( I used dark, because my husband loves the flavor)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanuts
Coarse salt or sea salt for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease the sheets.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
Beat together the butter, peanut butter, and both sugars until batter is fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour in the vanilla extract and mix. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low until just combined. Do not over mix. Using a spatula, stir in chocolate chips and peanuts.
Drop be tablespoonfuls onto greased or lined cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. Until the sides are set and middle is soft. Cool on wire racks and serve or store :)
This recipe is linked to:
Mom's Crazy Cooking's Crazy Cooking Challenge, Sweet as Sugar Cookies's Sweets for a Saturday, A well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday, Simply ...This. That. And the Other's Sweet Treats Saturday