Tobins' Tastes: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies {Baked}

Monday, July 9, 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies {Baked}

So can you tell I have an obsession with making things from the cookbook Baked: New Frontiers in Baking? You have seen me make their Sweet & Salty Brownies and their Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies, so I figured it was time to try out their Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

A week or so ago, my father-in-law was sick in the hospital and when he got home we asked him if there was anything he needed and his only request was peanut butter cookies. I knew I couldn't just make any old version of the cookie, I had to bring out the big guns. And in our house, the big guns means any recipe from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking.

I have never been a huge peanut butter cookie fan but these changed my mind real fast. Like lightning fast. I couldn't believe how much I liked them. Normally I feel like the peanut butter taste competes in weird ways with the chocolate, which to me should be the star ingredient in these kind of cookies. And thanks to the geniuses behind Baked I now know why:

Who knew? Not me. I almost made this fatal mistake because all I had on hand were semi sweet chocolate chips. I never knew how disastrous that could be. So since it was late at night and I was already half way through making the dough I did what any normal person would do. I pulled out a bag of clearance Dove milk chocolate Easter eggs and chopped them up into chunks. What, you don't just have bags of Easter candy stockpiled in your pantry for baking emergencies? Weird...

Improvising at its finest.
I am sure that Justin will get mad at me if he sees that I chopped chocolate with that knife. Apparently it is not the "correct" knife for chocolate, or so I have been told.
Anyways, all Easter candy aside, these were perfection. Chewy, not too cakey, just the right amount of peanut butter to chocolate chunks. I almost liked them better that the Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies. I said "almost". So you should probably try them for yourself and see what you think and then let me know : )

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies adapted from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking Cookbook
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 ounces good quality milk chocolate, coarsely chopped (or Dove eggs if you are me...)
1.)  Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.

2.) In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Scrape down the bowl and add the eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated. The mixture will look light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and peanut butter until just incorporated.

3.) Add half of the flour mixture and mix for 15 seconds. Add the remaining flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix.

4.) Fold in the chocolate by hand.

5.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. I lined my baking sheets with parchment paper.

6.) Drop the dough by rounded tablespoon onto the baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart. I flattened out each cookie a little with my hand and then sprinkled the tops of the cookies with granulated sugar.

7.) Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time, until the tops of the cookies just begin to brown. Remove the pan from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.


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  1. Oh yum! You know how much I love me some PB&C. These are beautiful!

  2. I'm definitely making these this weekend! They look so delicious!

  3. Just saved this recipe. These look amazing. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Jodi @

  4. My mouth is watering just looking at these! These are on my list of to-make recipes! Thank you for sharing.

  5. These are really mouth-watering cookies

  6. I would love it, if you would share this, & any other recipes you may have, on my recipe link up.

  7. Those look so delicious, one of my fave combos. I hope you don't get in trouble for using the wrong knife and that your FIL loved them!

  8. The recipe sounds great and I love the pictures! Thanks for linking up to T.F.F. Sarah

  9. I must have some!!! I'll take 2 dozens please!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  10. so super yummy we love our cookies in fact the cookie monster would have a race on his hands here in our house we shared a favorite of ours as well see it here

  11. Kaylee,
    These look super delicious! I love PB chocolate chip cookies and I've been using milk chocolate for years. I don't care for the taste of semi-sweet so even if a recipe calls for semi I use milk :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great weekend.


  12. Hi Kaylee,
    These are great cookies and your recipe looks awesome! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Kaylee, This looks like such a delicious recipe. Chocolate and peanut butter... the perfect combination!
    Thanks for the great tip about using milk chocolate with peanut butter!
    Please join me at StoneGable for ON THE MENU MONDAY, my weekly foodie/recipe/menu linky party. Linky goes live Sunday evening at 8:00. Your yummy recipe would be a welcomed addition!!!

  14. These looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  15. These do look yummy and delish, chocolate and peanut butter what could be better than that combination! Great tip about using the semisweet chips with the cookies. Looks so yummy! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best!

  16. This looks like a wonderful combination! I am on a quest to find a really delicious choc. chip cookie recipe and this may be the one : )

  17. Oh yes, these sound yummy! Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party.

  18. My gosh, these look delicious! Visiting from the Creative Corner hop.

  19. Peanut butter and chocolate just gets me every single time!!! Your cookies look amazing!!!

  20. I've nothing but great reviews about Baked--looks like I better head over to Amazon and do a little shopping. While I'm waiting for the book to arrive I'll make these good looking cookies. Nothing better than chocolate and PB!

  21. The cookies look great! I would love to invite you to share this on Saturday Show and Tell: ( I know that my readers would appreciate this and some of your other posts. Thanks and have a great weekend.

  22. You just can't beat peanut butter and chocolate! Thanks so much for joining the Christmas cookie link up!


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