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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

pnut5Last week I was in need of a cookie recipe for a benefit concert we were attending. Several ladies, including myself, had signed up to bring cookies to serve during intermission, and because the fundraiser was near and dear to my heart, I wanted to try out something new.

I hadn’t made peanut butter cookies for a very long time, so with the addition of chocolate (Hmmm … there seems to be a running theme of chocolate and peanut butter on this blog ๐Ÿ˜‰), I spent Friday afternoon happily baking in the kitchen.

I was quite pleased with the results: the cookies are soft on the inside with enough crispness around the edges to hold everything together.

I also enjoyed the flavor combinations of peanut butter, chocolate, honey and molasses.

I hope you will enjoy them, too!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

*I prefer to use all organic ingredients

3/4 cup raw cane sugar

1 Tablespoon molasses

2 Tablespoons raw honey

2/3 cup peanut butter

1 egg

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup palm fruit oil

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 1/4 cups flour

1 cup chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate)

– Preheat oven to 375ยฐ

– With a stand mixer or hand mixer, combine sugar, molasses and honey.

-Add in peanut butter and egg — mix until smooth.

-Add coconut oil and palm fruit oil —ย mix until smooth.

-Gradually blend in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well incorporated.

-Fold in chocolate chips by hand.

Drop by cookie scoop (tablespoon) onto cookie sheet

(I highly recommend a baking stone for even baking)

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Gently press cookie dough downย to flatten the top

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Bake at 375ยฐ for approximately 11-12 minutes.

Cooking times will vary — our oven seems to bake items a little quicker.

The cookies should be a light golden brown on top.

Remove and let cool five minutes before transferring to aย cookie plate.

*Note — I highly recommend that you refrigerate dough in between baking! The dough willย soften very quickly — especially when your husband is cooking pasta next to the bowl of dough, and my last batch of cookies ended up very crispy. (very crispy = burnt on top, but still tasty)

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Enjoy!

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18 Comments

  1. Eva

    Do you think that I could substitute molasses with corn syrup and palm oil with margarine? I would like to try and make them but I don’t have these two ingredients.

    1. Do you have brown sugar? I think I would use that instead of the sugar and molasses.

      1. I don’t bake often with corn syrup, so I’m not sure if that would work. But I make my own brown sugar out of sugar and molasses, so that would work. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, I’m sure you could replace the palm oil with butter. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope that helps, Eva. Let me know if you have any other questions. ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Eva

        Cane sugar. I guess I can get muscovado, although it’s expensive, itcould be nice for a change. How about palm oil? I was thinking that maybe I could just go for margarine instead of the coconut and palm oils. I am so used to using margarine in cakes and biscuits! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Chocolate and peanut butter, a winning combination every time;) I like the molasses and honey twist!

    1. Thanks, Sadie! I wish I could bring you some! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. These Are lovely Anna ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, Freda! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. It doesn’t list how much peanutbutter to include. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to attempt these with sunflower seed butter and see how they turn out. We have a nut allergy in our home and he’d be bummed if he couldn’t eat these! (He’s 5)

    1. emcleod44, thank you so much for catching that error! I certainly can’t have a peanut butter cookie recipe up without peanut butter on the ingredients list! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s 2/3 cup peanut butter, and I’ve updated the recipe. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would love to know how they turn out with sunflower seed butter! Thank you so much for following my blog!

  5. Eva, I think muscovado would work great! Also, you could definitely try butter instead of the oils. I would love to know how they turn out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Gosh these look yummy! Your posts always make me hungry! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Infinity Dreams award. If you would like to take part please do! ๐Ÿ™‚ My post is here https://paintboxmum.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/infinity-dreams-award/

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet compliments, Claire! I am so honored and would love to take part! Thank you so much!
      ~ Anna

  7. These look perfect, thick but also chewy looking, yumm I want cookies now!!

    1. I wish I could send you some to try! ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a family favorite for sure!

  8. a cookie recipe that marries all my favourites flavours

    1. Thank you so much, Rosana! I’m so glad you came to visit, and I hope you will have the opportunity to try the cookie recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you’ll visit often!
      ~ Anna

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