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? …
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)
- 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.