Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I know, I know, two cookie posts in one week.  I’m sorry.  Normally, I don’t make cookies this close together (except for at Christmas), in fact, I still have some Gingersnaps in my cookie tin, but I couldn’t help it, I had and unbelievable craving.

I went to a local bakery yesterday morning, to buy some bread, and as I was leaving, the woman behind the counter yelled, “Miss, do you like peanut butter?” (Yes, of course, I love peanut butter!)  One of the peanut butter cookies that she was putting out in their display case had broken, they couldn’t sell it that way, so she gave it to me, since I was the only customer in the shop.  My lucky day!  It was so good that I craved more for the whole rest of the day, I had to make some of my own.

Unfortunately, I have never found a peanut butter cookie recipe that I was in love with,…until now.  Thank you Deb, at Smitten Kitchen for these yummy treats.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder, room temperature 
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup peanut butter, room temperature 
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup chocolate chunks
3/4 cup sugar
  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add 3/4 cup sugar and brown sugar and beat to combine.
  5. Add egg, milk and vanilla and beat to combine.
  6. Add dry ingredient mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Drop batter in walnut size balls onto an ungreassed cookie sheet.
  8. Place 3/4 cups sugar on a small plate, rub the flat bottom of a glass in the sugar and then use it to lightly squish down a ball of cookie dough into a round disk (do not flatten completely), re-sugar the bottom of the glass and repeat.
  9. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until very light brown and still look slightly under done in the center.
  10. Let cookies cool for 2 minutes on the sheet before moving them to the cooling rack.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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