Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fancy Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate chip cookies

ok, before i share this recipe with you i have to address this 365 challenge..i failed...i know, i suck, but really its not my fault! our internet was down for awhile and i wasnt able to upload pictures or even log on to blogger...stupid internet! so you see...totally not my fault.  
anyway, now moving on to the cookies...i pinned this recipe awhile ago and yesterday while i was wishing i had the energy to get up and make something delicious i revisited my Food boad on pinterest and hoped these yummy cookies would pop off the screen and into my tummy..this didnt happen...so, i told myself i must make it, and i tried so hard to talk myself into getting up off the couch but i really just wanted to sit a stare at riley making block houses. then my awesome husband called and said we should make cookies as a family after dinner! i was all for that..so thats what we did...we did modify the recipe a bit, we used all natural peanut butter and added 1/4 cup more flour and i used dark chocolate chips! i love dark chocolate and i think it goes perfectly with sea salt. you must try these cookies...they are awesome! happy baking!-Jess

Fancy Peanut Butter & dark chocolate cookies with sea salt 
(modified recipe..original recipe from monique of ambitiouskitchen.com)
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temp
1/2 cup all natual peanut butter (the kind you have to stir, if you dont have all natural thats ok, just use 1/4 cup less flour) 
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup organic granulated sugar
1/2 TBSP honey
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 TBSP sour cream
1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 

in medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt. set aside. in bowl of stand mixer combine butter and peanut butter, beat with paddle attachment until combined and creamy. add both sugars and cream together until smooth. beat in eggs, honey vanilla and sour cream until combined. add flour mixture and stir until combined, stir in chocolate chips. cover and let chill in freezer for 20 minutes, or place in fridge for up to an hour. preheat oven to 350F. using a small ice cream scoop place balls of dough onto cookie sheet. if you dont have a small ice cream scoop, use hands and roll dough into about 1 inch balls. sprinkle with sea salt and bake for about 12 minutes until lightly golden brown..cookie will still be soft in center but DO NOT over bake (over baking will result in very hard cookie) remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack. let cool and enjoy with some nice cold milk, or ice cream? whatever you like :)   


  1. This sounds delicious! Love that you added sea salt for that salty/sweet flavor. And how interesting that there is sour cream in there as well! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com