Chocolate and peanut butter is probably my favorite combinations. I really like chocolate and caramel too.
I like peanut butter by itself, but there is something about peanut butter and chocolate together that makes the world seem like a better place.
I am leaving tomorrow to take a vacation to Scotland. I am still working, but I will leave a little early to head to the airport.
We started planning this trip a few months ago, but it seems like it crept up on us. I am a little surprised it is already time to go. I think I have packed everything I'll need. At least I hope I have packed everything I need.
I almost forgot to set up a travel notification with my bank. That would be a terrible way to start a vacation. I would just have to borrow money from my family. I am sure they would love that.
This chocolate peanut butter cookie recipe came from King Arthur Flour. I made it exactly as directed.
The ingredients are 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 egg, 1 tablespoons water, and 1 1/2 cups mini peanut butter cups.
I creamed together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter for a few minutes.
I mixed in the egg, vanilla, and water thoroughly.
I mixed in the cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Then mixed in the flour.
I stirred in the mini peanut butter cups by hand.
The recipe said to bake the cookies at 375 degrees, but I baked them at 350 degrees. I baked them for about ten minutes. I let them cool for a couple of minutes on a cooling rack before letting them cool completely on a wire rack.
These were scrumptious and decadent cookies.
They had a deep and rich chocolate flavor. They also had a peanut butter undertone.
They were buttery, sweet, and tender.
The peanut butter cups were gooey and melted. They provided an additional chocolate and peanut butter punch.
They had a good flavor, but there were a little too cake like for my preference. I like a chewy and brownie like texture. They were still really tasty though.
Overall, these were great cookies. I enjoyed them and would make them again.