BAKED’s Peanut butter and chocolate cookies

{Finally, a recipe that I like!}

[Best ever!] Peanut butter and chocolate cookies

Peanut butter – yum! Chocolate – yum! But peanut butter chocolate cookies are a combination that has intrigued me for years. I just don´t get it – why my Americans friends would go crazy with weird chocolate combination as such. They even put salty pretzels with chocolate! (I kid. That´s actually an okay combo for me).

My first ever encounter with chocolate peanut butter combination wasn´t memorable. REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup, I tried but could never be a big fan. Certain food grew on me (like Brussels sprouts), just not REESE.

Heidi from 101 cookbooks was the first person who convinced me about the addictive power of peanut butter cookies. Her vegan recipe is awesome, and I have used it so many times. If you are looking for a good cookies recipe with minimal ingredients, use hers!

[Best ever!] Peanut butter and chocolate cookies

I guess I wouldn´t have been convinced about the addictive nature of peanut butter & chocolate cookies if I didn´t try BAKED´s recipes. I got the two BAKED cookbooks during my trip to NYC last October, but didn´t really read through them until recently while researching for my article on chocolate. Now I´m hooked! These cookies are buttery, crumbly with that right balance of sweet, salty, nutty and chocolaty flavours. One of the best cookies recipes I have tried yet.

While it´s raining outside, I´m glad to have those cookies around to enjoy with my cuppa.

Have a great weekend, everyone! It’s been raining a lot here in Melbourne, but I cannot complain. Our people in Queenland are suffering. My heart goes out to them.

[Best ever!] Peanut butter and chocolate cookies

“BAKED” Peanut butter cookies with chocolate chunks

It´s recommended to use milk chocolate in this recipe, since the flavours match better that way. I´ve used Callebaut milk chocolate chips. Also, the recipes made about 40 cookies (small-med size), while the book states it would produce 24 cookies. I guess American cookies are giant in nature 😉

{Printable recipes}

1 ¾ cup (220g) plain flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
220g unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into cubes
1 cup (220g) castor sugar
1 cup (220g) firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup (205g) peanut butter, smooth style
170g milk chocolate, cut into chunks
1 – Sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
2 – In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until light. Add egg in two additions, mix well after each time. After that, mix in peanut butter and vanilla.
3 – Divide the flour mixture into two portions and thoroughly mix into the butter mixture, one portion at a time. Next, add in the chocolate and mix until combined. Cover the mixture, and rest in the fridge for at least 3 hours (preferably overnight).
4 – Preheat oven to 190C. Prepare baking tray(s) and line them with baking paper.
5 – Take the cookies mixture out of the fridge. Scoop tablespoons of batter and place onto the prepared tray. The cookies will spread, so allow plenty of room for them. Using the palm of your hand, press down the cookies gently.
6 – Bake in the preheated oven to 10-13 minutes. When the cookies are golden to your preference (mine baked in 10 mins and it´s perfect), take the tray out. Leave the cookies on the tray for 5 minutes, and then gently move them to cool on a rack.
Enjoy with a hot cup of tea. The cookies will keep 3-4 days.

24 Responses to BAKED’s Peanut butter and chocolate cookies

  1. Soma says:

    I just keep staring at your delicately beautiful and feminine photographs 😀

  2. La Table De Nana says:

    I love PB and chocolate..These look like winners:) You could have a beautiful cookbook:)

  3. tigerfish says:

    Reese's peanut butter chocolate cups are just too sweet for me! So I don't like it. It has over-powered me in the way that I have forgotten to think about the actual PB and choc combo. So does PB and dark chocolate match? Or is it only PB and milk choc that do good? ;p *curious*

  4. Ana Powell says:

    Absolutely outstanding.

  5. Johanna GGG says:

    I know what you mean about chocolate and peanut butter – it hasn't been my favourite combination but I tried some GF peanut butter choc chip bikkies last year and they were superb – I love the look of both baked and heidi's cookies so will need to investigate the peanut butter and chocolate combination more

  6. Hannah says:

    Oh, so very, very bookmarked. I would marry peanut butter if I could, and it only gets better with chocolate. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe – have heard such good things about Baked's recipes in general!

  7. leaf (the indolent cook) says:

    I could eat peanut butter just by itself. The cookies are very enticing!

  8. maameemoomoo@ ½ food blog says:

    Oh no! After seeing this, i've no choice but to add this to my ever-growing-to-bake-list now.

  9. penny aka jeroxie says:

    Just checked out the recipe… it is very easy!

  10. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    Love this recipe, one of my favorites from their book. Now that you like the chocolate peanut butter combination, you should try chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzels!

  11. michelangelo in the kitchen says:

    Wow, two favorites in one cookie! Excellent idea for a delicious snack! I have been here for almost a quarter century and not made this! Reading your vignettes, I am now a convert too.

  12. Shirley @ Kokken69 says:

    Anh, I am always at a lost about how to make cookies look nice in photos. You've given me new insight. Absolutely lovely!

  13. Monet says:

    I'm glad you found a great recipe to highlight one of America's favorite combinations! These look so very good! Thank you for sharing this with me. Thank you also for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope this weekend swells with love and joy!

  14. Anna says:

    I love peanut butter and chocolate together! I am definitely making this. Did you use natural peanut butter, or regular (like JIF or Skippy)? I tried making pb cookies with natural and they pooled out oil :(

  15. Little Corner of Mine says:

    Yummy, this combination rocks!

  16. Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul says:

    One of the best combinations ever Anh! Yummo!

  17. FFichiban says:

    PB and chocolate is a heavenly combination! I gotta try salty pretzels and chocolate now!

  18. Sanjeeta kk says:

    What a lovely click! Like the crisp cookie with the hot drink alongside.

  19. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Love peanut butter and to add to the temptation chocolate is there! Shall bake it tomorrow.

  20. Dimah says:

    Beautiful photos! These look absolutely delicious.

  21. Ellie (Almost Bourdain) says:

    This combo is always a winner! I love the opposite way, chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips :)

  22. Shulie says:

    Anh, I always meant to bake peanut butter and chocolate cookies. This will give me an incentive. Great post!! Shulie

  23. Cathy says:

    Anh your cookies look delish!!

  24. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets says:

    With such a glowing recommendation and tantalizing photos, I can hardly resist running to bake these right now! Too bad I'm about to start preparing a healthy dinner instead ;p.

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