The mother of all cookies!

19 Dec

My husband is a peanut butter fanatic.  So when he requested that I make cookies for his office holiday party, he knew that he wanted them to be peanut butter – or a combo of PB and chocolate.

We brainstormed some ideas.  Peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips?  Hmm, more chocolate… Chocolate chip cookies with chocolate chips AND mini peanut butter cups?  Better….but I want to be able to taste the peanut butter as much as the chocolate.

Then I sent him a link to this.  PERFECT!!

So, we whipped up a double batch of the cookie dough and got to work!

Some notes:  These cookies are giant.  They are two chocolate-chip cookies with a full sized-peanut butter cup in the middle.  If you are baking for a crowd, I would go ahead and double the recipe to ensure you have enough.  We got somewhere between 22-24 cookies out of a double batch.

The dough is also pretty stiff.  It’s a workout getting the chocolate chip cookies worked in!  It might have been even stiffer for me because I was short an egg.  It didn’t affect the final cookies.  At least, I didn’t hear any complaints!  I imagine you could use any chocolate chip cookie recipe, but this one has less butter and will spread out less in the oven.

Also, a cookie scoop is great here for getting an equal amount of dough on each side of the peanut butter cup!  You want to take a scoop, flatten it out a bit, put the PB cup on top and smush another scoop on top.  Pinch and mold the sides to seal it up real good!

These took about 17-18 minutes in my oven at 350 degrees.  Watch them closely starting at 15 minutes, and pull them out right when you see them turning slightly brown around the edges.  Cool on the pan for another 2-3 minutes, then on a wire rack.

Mmmm….PERFECT!  Put these on your holiday baking list!

Chocolate Chip Cookies 
  • 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together your butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla, mixing thoroughly. Beat in the flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. When that is done, fold in the two cups of chocolate chips by hand, and prepare to put them on some parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
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2 Responses to “The mother of all cookies!”

  1. Katie M Turner December 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    Holy crap those look good!

  2. Kathryn Turner December 19, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    Holy crap those look awesome!

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