Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Live. Work. Bake.

     

I’ve always been a foodie who loves to cook.  But there is something special about baking.  Call it a stress-reliever, if you will.

Let’s be honest, life can be stressful.  But baking is kind of peaceful (if you don’t burn anything).

So give it a try. Whip up a batch of these Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. 

          

Love double chocolate cookies? Love peanut butter cookies?

Why not combined them? …

Exactly.

See, aren’t you happier already just thinking about it? :)

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1¼ cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup peanuts
  • 1 cup M&M's  (or chocolate chips)

Directions:

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

-  In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.

- Beat together the butter, peanut butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping the bowl as needed.

- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract. Scrape the bowl. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low until just combined. Stir in M&M’s and peanuts.

-  Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the outside of the cookies are set but the middles are still a little soft.  Rotate sheets halfway through baking

- Cool cookies on the baking sheets.