Every now and then, I find a recipe that screams “MAKE ME NOW!”. This one, sadly, was found when I had an oven that didn’t work. But I’m very happy to have had it be the very first cookie made in my brand new oven. These cookies were awesome. I say that as someone who is a huge huge fan of the peanut butter and chocolate combination – and really, if you aren’t as well, I don’t think we should be friends. Peanut butter and chocolate is just too good to deny.
These cookies did it all right. A nice chocolate exterior that hides the yummy, creamy, and extra sweet peanut butter on the inside. I held off to make these until we were having a few friends over – and sent the rest with Adam to work. I’m glad, because otherwise I may have eaten them all on my own. Oh were they good.
I made absolutely no changes to the recipe, so I’ll just link to the original in the blog Baking and Mistaking. A few of my notes:
- I only got 25 cookies out of this recipe. I think next time I’ll up the peanut butter portion – as I couldn’t get more than 25 little balls out of the 3/4cup peanut butter/sugar mix without it crumbling. There was more than enough chocolate to go around though, so some of the last few were enormous chocolate overload cookies.
- Be very gentle when forming these. If you’re not careful, the peanut butter crumbles and you have a bit of a mess.
- And also be gentle when squishing them down. Next time I think I’ll squish them by hand as they cracked a bit when I used the glass.
My friend Betsy also made these, and here is her thoughts on the very same cookie.
Now what are you waiting for – go make them yourself!