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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate is difficult to resist. Especially when baked into cookie dough and eaten warm from the oven. Just try to resist eating the whole tray as the scent of warm peanut butter, caramelised sugar and chocolate wafts from the oven.

The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate is difficult to resist. Especially when baked into cookie dough and eaten warm from the oven. This Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookie recipe is adapted from the Magnolia Bakery, who specialises in classic American treats. Just try to resist eating the whole tray as the scent of warm peanut butter, caramelised sugar and chocolate wafts from the oven.

PEANUT BUTTER CHOC CHIP COOKIES

Makes: 24-36 cookies depending how big you like to make them

Difficulty: Easy

EQUIPMENT:

Large baking tray
Electric mixer/stand mixer

INGREDIENTS:

160g Plain Flour
¾ teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda
½ teaspoon Baking Powder
¼ teaspoon Salt
115g Unsalted Butter, softened
250g Peanut Butter, room temperature (smooth or crunchy)
150g Caster Sugar
100g Brown Sugar
1 large Egg, at room temperature
1 tablespoon Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
175g Chocolate Chips

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 degrees fan-forced; 350F). Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Set your kitchen timer for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl stir together the flour, bicarbonate soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Add the softened butter and peanut butter to the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat together with a paddle attachment on medium speed until the ingredients are fluffy. Add the caster sugar and brown sugar. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Add the egg, milk, vanilla extract and flour. Beat together until all ingredients are combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop tablespoons of cookie dough onto the baking tray. Leave 2-3 cm between each ball of dough as they will spread as they bake.

Check the oven has reached the correct temperature. Place the baking tray on the middle rack of the oven. Bake until the cookies change colour to light golden brown. The might appear underdone but once they cool they will firm up. Total baking time is around 10-12 minutes.

Remove baking tray from the oven. Let the cookies cool on the tray for 2 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

BAKING TIPS:

  • You might need to bake the cookies in batches depending on the size of your oven. This recipe makes 24- 36 cookies. Don’t cram the raw dough too close on the baking tray or they’ll spread and stick together.
  • Cookies will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Recipe adapted from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
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Servings Prep Time
24cookies 20mins
Cook Time Passive Time
10mins 30mins
Ingredients
  • 160 g Plain Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 115 g Unsalted Butter softened to room temperature
  • 250 g Peanut Butter smooth or crunchy
  • 150 g Caster Sugar
  • 100 g Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Full Cream Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 175 g Chocolate Chips
Servings: cookies
Units:
Ingredients
  • 160 g Plain Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 115 g Unsalted Butter softened to room temperature
  • 250 g Peanut Butter smooth or crunchy
  • 150 g Caster Sugar
  • 100 g Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Full Cream Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 175 g Chocolate Chips
Servings: cookies
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 degrees fan-forced; 350F). Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl stir together the flour, bicarbonate soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Add the softened butter and peanut butter to the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat together with a paddle attachment on medium speed until the ingredients are fluffy. Add the caster sugar and brown sugar. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Add the egg, milk, vanilla extract and flour. Beat together until all ingredients are combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Drop tablespoons of cookie dough onto the baking tray. Leave 2-3 cm between each ball of dough as they will spread as they bake.
  5. Check the oven has reached the correct temperature. Place the baking tray on the middle rack of the oven. Bake until the cookies change colour to light golden brown. The might appear underdone but once they cool they will firm up. Total baking time is around 10-12 minutes.
  6. Remove baking tray from the oven. Let the cookies cool on the tray for 2 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe Notes
  • You might need to bake the cookies in batches depending on the size of your oven. This recipe makes 24- 36 cookies. Don’t cram the raw dough too close on the baking tray or they’ll spread and stick together.
  • Cookies will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Potassium 120mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 15g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 3%
Calcium 2%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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