i had an overage of peanut butter and decided to test out rose bakery’s peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie recipe. the recipe turns out a delightfully well-balanced cookie. it’s like the perfect version of the classic chocolate chip cookie, but injected with a dose of peanut butter. i actually liked the flavour of peanut butter in this recipe more than some standalone peanut butter cookies that are sometimes too overpowering. the texture is crisp on the outside with a chewy middle.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies
(adapted from Rose Bakery cookbook; i got about 40 3-inch diameter cookies, rather than the 25 indicated by the recipe)
|Butter||200g at room temp|
|Brown sugar||225g (original recipe prescribes 250g, but i like my treats less sweet)|
|Vanilla extract||1 tsp|
|Eggs||2 large ones|
|Baking soda||1 tsp|
- Beat butter and peanut butter together in the bowl of your standmixer with paddle attachment, until light and creamy.
- Add brown sugar and continue to beat until well integrated (about 2 minutes).
- Add in eggs, one at a time. Beating 30 seconds after each addition.
- Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium sized bowl. With standmixer on lowest speed, mix the flour mixture together with the eggs, sugar and butters.
- Then, pour the chocolate chips into the batter until just combined.
- Transfer the cookie dough onto a sheet(s) of parchment paper (depending on the size of your parchment paper, it may be easier to do so in 2-3 batches).
- Then, form the dough into a log that is 2″ in diameter, and cover with the parchment paper. It might be easier to wrap the parchment around the dough and roll it on a surface to assist in easing the log into a cylindrical shape.
- Place the dough logs in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
- When hardened, remove from fridge and slice 1/4″ thick.
- Heat oven to 350ºF. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the slices about 1″ apart, as they do spread.
- Bake for roughly 15 minutes or until the edges just start to brown.
- Remove and cool on a rack.