I’m so thankful to whomever came up with both chocolate & peanut butter…then, whomever took it to the next level and combined the two. Thank you to the Einstein of the palate! It’s that combination that just makes me happy, no matter what form of food it takes. I’m just so glad in this case, it’s taken the form of a cookie. 🙂
This cookie is part of The Pampered chef Holiday Bake-Off using the GIANT baking bundle! I’m not even kidding, the box that all of these goodies came in was huge! Here’s just a taste of what was included in the bundle that I used for this recipe. And I have to say, I’m truly loving all of these excellent tools!
Just the other day at Target, I was oh-so-tempted to buy a new oven mit, because the cloth ones I have allow the heat to leak through and burn your hands if you hold things for too long. Ouch! But, this silicone oven mit is perfect and super soft in the inside. Oh, and I’m always looking for brown parchment paper that has the cutter on the box to rip it off and I’ve never found one until this box! Yippee!
I could seriously go on and on. The products are great and I’m so excited to give you the chance to win all of the over $200 worth of baking goodies!
Okay, back to these cookies.
Typical peanut butter cookies are more like shortbread and hard, but these peanut butter cookies are soft and chewy. Just how I like them! The dip of bittersweet chocolate on the end is a wonderful Einstein-compliment to the peanut butter flavor. And I love the crunchy texture of the peanut sprinkles.
Can I just use peanut sprinkles on everything?
Alright, you’ve got to promise me you’ll make these cookies. It couldn’t be easier with a drop cookie!
…they are 100% whole wheat. You wouldn’t be able to tell from a mile away. That’s how good they are. Just don’t look at how much butter and sugar is in them. It’s the holiday’s, we’ll just let it slide. 😉
The glass airtight container is the perfect size for these giant cookies. Unfortunately, they didn’t last long enough to enjoy the benefit of airtightness. They’re just so good!!!
Oh, and be sure to check out the gif down at the bottom! 😀
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies
adapted from Simply Fresh Cooking
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Ghirardelli 60% cocoa chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanuts, roughly chopped
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.
- In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
- Scoop out the dough using a cookie scoop (I used a 2 tablespoon scoop), and put on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet spacing 2-3 inches apart.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
- Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before putting the cookies on a cooling rack to cool completely.
- In a bowl, melt the chocolate in a bowl, microwaving for 20 seconds at a time, stirring until melted.
- Dip the cookies in the chocolate and lay on parchment paper.
- Sprinkle with the crusted peanuts.
- Allow the chocolate to dry, then store in an air tight container.
Servings: 11 large cookies or 22 medium cookies
The Pampered Chef Baking Bundle (retail value: $202.75) includes:
- Silicone Oven Mitt
- Decorator Bottle Set
- Creative Cutters Set
- Cookie Sheet
- Stainless Steel Cookie Scoops (small, medium)
- Cookie Press
- Shimmering Glass Round Platter
- Small Batter Bowl
- Parchment Paper
- Double-Strength Madagascar Vanilla
- Adjustable Measuring Spoons
Plain chocolate chip cookies. I have the recipe memorized, I make them so much.
It’s a toss up between peanut butter and snickerdoodles.
I love making chocolate chip cookies!
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I love making vegan everything cookies! Last week they included coconut, dark chocolate chips, dried cranberries and dried blueberries!
Peanut butter. hands down!
My favorites are a tie between peanut butter and chocolate chop. I love how happy people get when you bake chocolate chip, but I’m a peanut butter girl. Guess it depends how selfish/giving I’m feeling.
My kids have a favorite chocolate chip cookies recipe that came from a book (Franklin and the Cookies). Their favorite to eat is my favorite to bake!
Chocolate chip 🙂
My favorite cookie to bake is a good old chocolate chip! Everyone loves them 🙂
I’d probably say chocolate chip but I love trying new recipes. I’ve made 2 batches of molasses cookies so far this week from The Novice Chef (http://www.thenovicechefblog.com/2012/12/chewy-molasses-cookies/). Very yummy! I even subbed 1/2 of the AP flour for white whole wheat and decreased the sugar to 1 c and they tasted delicious. 🙂
I can’t wait to try these beauties!! I heart chocolate & pb!
I am a fan of making chocolate chip cookies. I have never made peanut butter cookies though!
Heatherdoodles… my version of snickerdoodles!
Ginger snaps! I love rolling them in sugar 🙂
i really enjoy making chocolate chip cookies! simple, yet delicious!
This is the perfect cookie…chocolate and peanut butter…yum! I love making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with nuts and/or dried fruit.
In middles school, my best friend and I made *green* chocolate chip cookies ALL THE TIME! Not sure why we liked adding food coloring so much, but they always came out green… Nowadays, I like to mix things up. On my “to bake” list are gingerbread cookies and pistachio cherry biscotti.
What a great giveaway! I still love making Chocolate Chip cookies the best!
Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. They’re so easy and delicious!
Ginger molasses sugar cookies!
Gosh, these are going oto be made next! However, I’ll have to wait until Feb…cause I’m currently on sugar overload. I think a good month and I’ll be ready for more sugar. 🙂 I don’t really have a favorite cookie. However, I only eat soft cookies….not a fan of crunchy cookies.
Today my favorite cookie to bake is the spritz i just pulled out of the oven! they will be sandwiched with dark chocolate!
Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I mix it up with M&M’s or different flavored chips depending on my mOoD.
Best chocolate chip cookies EVER: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/award-winning-soft-chocolate-chip-cookies/
I love to make biscotti and give them as Christmas presents. Most cookies taste best within 1-2 days of baking, but biscotti get better with age and are easy to make in the weeks leading up to the holiday.
Biscotti is one of my favorites.
Any cookie with peanut butter is now my favorite to make! Love them.
I love chocolate chip cookies…they’re the best!
I love making sugar cookie cutouts at holiday time.
love making snickerdoodles
I have to go with chocolate chip cookies. The NYT recipe is my current fave!
gingerbread men for sure!
My favorite right now is gingersnaps rolled in chunky sugar. Sparkelicious!!
I love to make chocolate chip cookies all year round, but at Christmas I love good chewy frosted sugar cookie!
I love to make cinnamon oatmeal cookies nice and chewy…sometimes I add dried cranberries
I love baking monster cookies but my favorite to eat are pb dark chocolate chip. When I first read this post title I honestly thought, “well that just takes it to the next level.” 🙂
My favorite cookie is molasses cookies. They have such great spice and they are soft. Oh the bliss.
I am so loving the molasses cookies right now.
peanut butter blossoms
I love gingersnap cookies, especially dipped in a fresh cup of coffee!!!
Thanks for the giveway. Favorite cookie is shortbread cookie dipped in chocolate.
Ginger spice cookies……
Sweet dream cookies. They are a version of chocolate chip cookies from a B & B that used to be in Calistoga California that I visited one time.
I love a classic chocolate chip cookie! I love this “Not Guilty” version: http://libraryoflagniappe.blogspot.com/2012/01/not-guilty-chocolate-chip-cookies.html
peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
I love baking double chocolate cookies!
Peanut butter with dark chocolate chips . . . you know for the antioxidants . . . Totally healthy 😉
PS – look at you getting all fancy with the gif
Jacque Torres’ Chocolate Chip Cookies….they are the best in the world!!
I’m a fan of decorated sugar cookies, especially during the holidays.
It’s so hard to choose just one favorite cookie! But I would have to say these: http://www.marthastewart.com/339353/chewy-chocolate-gingerbread-cookies are IT! Real grated ginger and gooey melty chocolate chunks. Mmmmm. I might just have to whip up one last batch of holiday cookies!
Big Fat Chewy Multichip Cookies!
Classic chocolate chip! Peanut butter is a close second.
I like the Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on the back of the Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate chips bag.
I love making spritz cookies, and powdered sugar crescents (mexican wedding cookies). Love to make the land o lakes sugar cookies or icebox shortbread cookies. Yum
I love making chocolate, chocolate chip cookies.
Double chocolate mint cookies!
The simple Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe is my favorite!
Oatmeal chocolate chip!
Chocolate chip or cake mix cookies!
I love making chocolate pecan cookies! Yum!
I love snickerdoodles, easy to make and great tasting.
My recipe that you used! I love those cookies!
I hardly ever make cookies now day, because it’s just my hubby and I. If I did choco chip or Mexica wedding cakes might be it!
A Norwegian favorite that contains:
buttermilk, sour cream, sugar,butter and flour then rolled into the number 8 and baked for ultimate yumminess.
pine nut tassies! Great for the holidays!
My favorite are Peanut Butter Kisses! Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway. *fingers crossed*
Pecan tassies are our favorite!
Almond Butter Cookies and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies have always been a favorite here!
i love making chocolate lace cookies and pignoli cookies.
Molasses crinkles! Yummy!
My favorite cookie would have to be chocolate chip
The classic chocolate chip!
I enjoy baking espresso-chocolate-chip-biscotti. Cooking lIght has some very easy and yummy recipes for biscotti.
I love shortbread cookies
Brown butter chocolate chip cookies. http://ivoryhut.com/2010/02/perfect-chocolate-chip-cookies/ They take all the best parts of chocolate chip cookies and amp those up.
I love to bake peanut butter with chocolate chip cookies: http://laughinglindsay.com/2012/11/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-cookies-recipe/
Chocolate chip! So yummy!
My all time favorite cookie is my grandmother’s cream cookies. I always make them this time of the year!
I have a great classic chocolate chip cookie recipe! And I have a great family recipe for big, soft sugar cookies…
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tripple chocolate cookies are my favorite to make (and eat)
Chocolate chip cookies.
My favorite cookie is Danish Wedding Cookies.
cut out sugar cookies
My favorite cookie to make are molasses crinkles!
I like making Sugar Cookies
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Lunch Box Crunch Cookies
Have been baking these for YEARS – always the first treat gone at parties and office functions.
Ah! I could never choose! I love baking ALL cookies!
I love peanut butter cookies and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!
I love baking AND eating Almond Crescents
Gorgeous peanut butter cookies! I love making the last cookies I just posted, Dutch gingerbread cookies. Actually, I don’t really like making them but I love dipping them in chocolate 😀
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Hahaha. That gif! I love it!
And 100% whole wheat?! You go, you. 😀
They look awesome!