Monday, July 6, 2009

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

This cookies are so delicious I can hardly describe them with words! They absolutely rocked my world!

Here is the recipe:


1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tspn. baking soda
1/2 tspn. salt
1 cup natural chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
8 Tbspn. unsalted butter, at room temperature (1 stick)
2 Tbspn. honey
1 large egg
1 tspn. vanilla extract
5 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used morsels)
1/2 cup pine nuts (chopped and toasted)


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 3 large heavy 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, granulated sugar, butter, honey, egg and vanilla in a large bowl until well blended. Stir the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture in two additions. Stir in the chopped chocolate and pine nuts.

Scoop about 3 tablespoonsful of dough for each cookie onto the prepared baking sheets (I used a small ice cream scooper), spacing them 2 1/2 inches apart (I also shaped them like a ball). 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.

--If you want flat cookies, smash the balls a little bit before baking to help them spread better.

Source: Adapted from Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone.

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