Hello, and Happy New Year! I hope everyone’s 2017 is off to a great start. This year has some big things in store for Juliet’s Sweets, and I can’t wait for you all to join me for another 12 months of deliciousness! To start the year off right, I decided to share a brand new, fast and easy recipe that combines two of my favorite flavors: peanut butter and chocolate.
These cookies aren’t too soft and aren’t too crispy – they’re perfect for dunking in a glass of milk. And one of the best parts about this recipe is it takes less than a half an hour to finish. Craving cookies at 2:00? Have these warm and out of the oven at 2:30.
I had some friends over for New Year’s Eve, and I made some cupcakes and sweets for them. I wanted to add something new and different to the spread, so I made some peanut butter-covered popcorn. It was really delicious, easy, and a big hit, especially for a party setting! I just melted some peanut butter chips in the microwave, popped some popcorn, and tossed them together to coat each piece. The leftover peanut butter chips inspired this recipe!
If you haven’t tried baking with peanut butter chips before, 2017 is your year to do it! When I first discovered them a few years ago, it was life-changing. They basically taste like the center of a peanut butter cup 🙂 for a peanut butter lover like me, they can take any recipe from okay to amazing, and they’re always a crowd-pleaser…. who doesn’t like peanut butter?
Happy New Year – I hope your year is off to a sweet start!
Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Inspired by Buns in my Oven
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yield: 18 cookies
- 8 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350*F and line two cookie sheets with Silpat or parchment paper. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the butter and sugars.
- Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well. Then incorporate the flour, cocoa, espresso powder, baking soda, and salt, mixing until the dough comes together.
- Stir in the peanut butter and chocolate chips, and use a cookie scoop to portion out balls of dough onto the cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes (no more -I promise they’re done), and let the cookies cool for at least 10 minutes. Enjoy!