Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

One Southern Belle, Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
One Southern Belle, Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
One Southern Belle, Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Recipe Source: Elisabeth and Butter

I have been on such a peanut butter and chocolate kick recently and I didn’t even realize until just now that these cookies also fit the bill! My whole life it’s been one of my favorite flavor combinations and after these cookies I don’t think that’s going to change! These cookies are so chewy and chocolatey and with a pinch of salt I don’t think they can get any better! I really love cookies that have both regular and brown sugar, I’ve tried to start subbing more brown sugar even in recipes that don’t call for it.

I feel like really really whipping the butter makes a big difference. Actually, recently I’ve been paying attention to butter details and I can tell a difference in my baking! Room temperature butter means room temperature! I set it out as early in advance as I can (well, the same day that I’m baking) In the past I am guilty of microwaving butter to “soften” it but of course all it does is melt it and let me tell you, softened and melted are not the same thing!

One Southern Belle, Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup salted butter, softened to room temperature

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup granulate sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate bar

Course sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. In a mixing bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the softened butter for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter and both sugars, mix for 1 minute until combined. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined
  3. Turn the mixer to low speed and add the flour and baking soda, mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped chocolate
  4. Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop the dough on the parchment paper lined baking sheets and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown. Let them sit on cookie sheet a few minutes before transferring to cooing rack and let them cool completely.

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