Friday, February 17, 2012

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Book club is one of the highlights of each month for me. Not only does it connect with my love for reading, but food plays a large role in our meetings as well. The host chooses food to serve that somehow relates to the book, and it's always fun to see what she comes up with.

This month, we read "Unbroken", an amazing story that I highly recommend. And, we also invited our husbands to read the book as well and to join us for book club. Because our group was going to be larger than usual, we all contributed to the food for the evening. What I chose was only loosely connected to the book, in that chocolate played an important role.

Regardless, these chocolate cookies were good. Really good. I found the recipe on The Girl Who Ate Everything blog. Check her out. She's got lots of good recipes on there. And then, make these cookies.

Double Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla1
1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix flour, cocoa, soda and salt using a wire whisk and set aside. In another bowl, cream butter, sugar and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll cookie dough into 1-1/4 inch balls (I made my cookies a little smaller than this). Place on parchment paper covered baking sheet. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Cookies will still be soft but will set up after cooling. Place cookies on cookie rack to cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies

1 comment:

The Mahoney's said...

These cookies were SO yummy. But I didn't taste any peanut butter in weird! LOL! Thanks for bringing them :)