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I made a batch of these an ate nearly the whole batch by myself! Yikes! But soooo yummy. Not to mention I invented this recipe on the spur of the moment in the midst of a serious chocolate craving. Dark Chocolate is for romance, milk chocolate for nurturing, and peanut butter for the prevention of poverty. If you mix it all together you get steadfast love in times of hardship! Go ahead and switch the peanut butter for hazelnut spread (wisdom) or almond butter (love) if you want a diiferent flavor.
- 1⁄2 cup softened butter
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄3 cup baker's cocoa
- 1 (12 ounce) package chocolate chips, dark or 1 (12 ounce) package milk
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Cream the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the extract and the egg, blending well.
- Sift the dry ingredients.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients (about 1/2 cup at a time) to the moist ingredients, mixing until smooth after each addition. When all of the dry mixture is incorporated, mix in the chocolate chips by hand.
- Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto greased cookie sheets 2 to 3 inches apart. Bake 12-14 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the thickest cookie comes out with only melted chocolate on it. Cool on cookie sheets 3 minutes and transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
I have to preface this with I like milk chocolate not dark so I didn't find it quite sweet enough for a cookie, I think if I added a half a cup of sugar it would give me the sweetness and texture I was looking for. Thanks Sugar Witch! Made for Pick A Chef 2012