Ever since I saw this recipe tweeted about a few days ago, I have been dreaming about these cookies. I don't know what it is that made my brain incapable of forgetting about these images, but I just couldn't get past it. I'm so glad I finally gave in to my cravings. You should have seen (and heard) my husband and I as we took our first bites of these thick and chewy peanut butter cookies.
Perfection in cookie form. Everything I love all wrapped up into four heavenly bites.
Puffy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
adapted from howsweeteats.com
Makes 2-1/2 dozen cookies
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
8 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled
6 Tbsp creamy peanut butter, melted and cooled
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Add butter and peanut butter to a microwave safe bowl, and heat in 30 second increments until melted. Let cool completely.
Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
In another bowl, mix the cooled butter/peanut butter and sugars until they are combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed. Gradually add flour and mix until a dough forms – it may look crumbly at first, but it will come together. Stir in chocolate chips.
Scoop dough into large tablespoonfuls and roll. Place on a baking sheet two inches apart and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. The centers should be soft and puffy. Do not over bake. Let cool completely then dig in!