07 May 2020

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies / www.delightfulrepast.com

Decided to make chocolate chip peanut butter cookies when Mr Delightful mentioned a craving for peanut butter cups. So that he wouldn't resort to buying candy, I thought I'd add some chocolate chips to my peanut butter cookies, even though I am not a huge chocolate fan myself.

Many recipes for peanut butter cookies make a point of insisting that only processed peanut butter can be used. One thing I insist on, though, is organic natural (also called "old-fashioned") peanut butter, just peanuts and a little salt, must be stirred--no stabilizers, shortening or sugar.

If you happen to live someplace where peanut butter is not readily available, you can easily whip some up with a food processor. Natural peanut butter is just shelled and roasted peanuts, skins removed, processed (food processor or blender) with perhaps a bit of peanut oil (maybe 1 tablespoon to 8 ounces of peanuts, just guessing) and salt to taste.

Texture is everything in a cookie--can't stand a gummy peanut butter cookie! You can use 1 1/4 cups (6.25 ounces) of unbleached all-purpose flour for my recipe, but I really like the texture and extra nutrition you get by using some coarsely ground old-fashioned oats in place of part of the flour. Try it and let me know how you like it!

Of course, you can double this recipe. I just made a small batch because I'm low on my favorite flour and there is none to be had anywhere these days.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies / www.delightfulrepast.com

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies


(Makes 22 3-inch cookies)

1/3 cup (1.25 ounces/35 grams) old-fashioned rolled oats
1 dip-and-sweep cup (5 ounces/142 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon non-GMO baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (4 ounces/113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup (2.33 ounces/66 grams) sugar
1/4 packed cup (1.75 ounces/50 grams) dark brown sugar
1/2 cup (4.5 ounces/128 grams) natural peanut butter
1 large egg (medium in UK)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup (3 ounces/85 grams) semi-sweet chocolate mini chips

1 In food processor with metal blade in place, process oats for about 30 seconds until ground into coarse flour. The mini food processor that goes with my immersion blender (also known as stick blender or hand blender) is perfect for small amounts like this.

2 In small bowl, whisk together flour, ground oats, baking powder, soda and salt.

3 In medium mixing bowl, by hand or with electric hand mixer beat butter until smooth. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in peanut butter, egg and vanilla. Slowly beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and place in refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours.

4 Preheat oven to 375F/190C/Gas5. Shape #40 scoops* (0.8 ounces or approximately 1.5 tablespoons) of dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Shaping into balls before pressing results in perfectly smooth cookies, edges and all. (If you don't mind a less smooth look, just press the scooped dough down. That's what I often do!) Place 3 inches apart on cookie sheets lined with parchment. With your fingers, flatten into a 2 1/4-inch round (or use a fork to flatten each in a crisscross pattern into a 2 1/4-inch round). Bake for about 12 minutes, or until lightly golden.

5 Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight container. 

* If you don't have one of these 7/8 Ounce Size 40 Stainless Steel Round Squeeze Disher, you need to get one now! How do people make cookies without it!

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74 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Peanut butter and chocolate are simply the best friends. These cookies look fantastic. Thanks for sharing, Jean.

carol l mckenna said...

Looks and sounds like a yummy cookie recipe ~ thanks,

Be Well,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Angie. I agree, chocolate and peanut butter just go together!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Carol. Wish I could have made a bigger batch. This flour shortage is really getting to me!

Michelle Churchman said...

They look so yummy!

Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

Thomas "Sully" Sullivan said...

Ahem…did someone call my name? As a peanut butter cookie omnivore, I’m happy to weigh in. I shall forbear chastising those limited tastes that are missing genes (I shall also forbear writing “Jean’s” instead of genes) for sugar and grease that are so crucial to appreciating the “gummy” sweetness inbred by a couple million years of evolution. Sigh. OK, ya got me on the health aspects. Wish I had your predilections for healthy stuff, but I go with the taste buds in charge and get away with it because of my high-end activities. Was a time when I could consume 3-4 times the average man’s daily caloric requirements and burn it all up in workouts. Still skinny, still active. But I do hearken to your sensible recipes. A little.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Michelle.

Vee said...

They look good! I must say that I crave p'nut butter cups from time to time as well. (I have a remedy for that, but won't share. ; > )

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks for weighing in, Sully. Don't be fooled by my interest in health, I don't neglect my taste buds either. The two are not, despite what you have been led to believe, mutually exclusive. I insist on both!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Too funny, Vee! I think I can guess what it is! :D

Anne said...

What a great combination! peanut butter and chocolate.. It sounds so delicious!!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Anne. It's one of my favorite classic combinations, along with mint and chocolate.

SImple and Serene Living said...

These look delicious. xo Laura

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Laura.

Louca por porcelana said...

They look great,Jean!Blessings.

TONY said...

"Chocolate chip peanut butter cookies." Oh yes!!!!!!!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I’ll bet Mr. Delightful was so happy with his tasty cookies! I’m lucky to have some flour, and I’ve been baking a lot.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Maristella. Stay safe and well!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Tony, thanks. Now go right into the kitchen and stir up the dough. You can bake them tomorrow.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Kitty. Yes, he was! And I've got my fingers crossed about some flour I'm supposed to be getting today. It's supposed to be all-purpose, but we'll see.

ellen b. said...

A good change up! I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies and used peanuts in them instead of walnuts and it was a good alternative. They tasted real peanuty.

Lowcarb team member said...

They look delicious Jean - hope the flour situation improves soon.

All the best Jan

Carole said...

Love that plate too! Cheers

Phil in the Kitchen said...

Yum. I repeat - Yum. We need some sweet treats right now. I totally agree with you about peanut butter - I've come across some deeply strange concoctions called peanut butter in the past. (The same is true of other nut butters, of course). I'm still struggling to find decent flour. I think flour may shortly replace gold as an international currency.

Margie said...

I love Reese's Pieces so your peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are right up my alley!

Hope you're able to restock on your favourite flour soon!

Richard Sheppard said...

Oh, yes, these looks yummy! I've already gained a few pounds during the lock-down but hey, I can't eat veg all the time. ;-)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven according to my taste buds, Jean. The guys in this household would gobble these up pronto!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Ellen. That sounds good, too. And I've been buying roasted and salted Virginia peanuts quite a bit in recent months.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Jan. I actually was able to get two 5-pound bags of organic unbleached all-purpose flour today! Not my usual brand, but I'm not complaining!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Carole. I have all sorts of blue and white dishes. Love them!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Phil, keep searching online and keep calling around to all the grocery stores and health food stores. That's what I've been doing for ages, and it finally paid off today. I bet if I had called tomorrow, they would have been sold out.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Margie! They went really well with English breakfast tea.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Uh oh, Richard, be selective about your lockdown treats. This could go on a long time, and you don't want to end up gaining The New Freshman Fifteen aka The Lockdown Fifteen!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Martha, I agree. I think it's a wonderful combination, and I don't even particularly like chocolate!

Tamago said...

Mr. Delightful is so lucky! He doesn’t have to buy candy and instead, gets to enjoy homemade cookies with best and natural ingredients!
I’m not big fan of gummy texture in cookies, either. Your cookies look so good :-)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks so much, Tamago. I try to keep him healthy!

Jeanie said...

PBCC. What's not to love! Oh, these look so good. I love the peanut butter mix!

Barbara at Mantel and Table said...

Oh those look fabulous Jean! I'll be happy to help you out with any chocolate you might not want to eat ... ! :) I'm definitely going to try these. Thanks for the great recipe!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

PBCC? Looks like I got it backwards! Thanks, Jeanie.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Barbara. I'm a frosting scraper, too; do you want to help me out with that as well? :D

Tanza Erlambang said...

homemade cookies with best and natural ingredients always healthy .....and yummy....

# Stay safe, healthy and virus free

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Tanza. And may you stay safe and healthy as well!

Cheryl said...

I cannot imagine not being fond of chocolate. But I am not fond of peanut butter, much to the consternation of most of my family. That said, those cookies look yummy, and if that plate was at my house, I'd definitely try one!

Cocoa and Lavender said...

Nice way to avoid buying candy... but I’m still banned from making sweets unless they don’t use any flour (which could/should be used for making pasta, bread — your pan bread! — or crusts for savory tarts).

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Cheryl. Funny thing, my husband doesn't like peanut butter either, but he likes Reese's peanut butter cups and my peanut butter cookies!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

David, I understand completely! We have our priorities! So I'm using my various gluten-free flours for desserts; I can't imagine making my handmade pasta with it or most breads, so cookies and such is a good use for it.

Gerlinde de Broekert said...

Those cookies look fantastic. My husband would love them because of the peanut butter.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Gerlinde. I'm making more next week, now that I obtained some flour at last!

Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

YUM, they look good! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 12, open May 1 to 26. All entries shared if social media buttons are installed.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks so much, Dee!

Allyson said...

I've got to try this recipe since I love chocolate peanut butter cups. Pinned!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Allyson. And Pins are always appreciated!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Jean, your cookies look so good! I have some in the freezer right now, only made with ordinary peanut butter. I love nuts but I can't tolerate them since I had the gallbladder removed. My husband unfortunately does not like peanut butter with chocolate but he will eat a cookie or two. I don't understand why he doesn't like the combination. I think they're marvellous! I would love one of yours with a cuppa. What a treat!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Jean,
You can't get a better combination than this for a cookie, just delicious!Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,483.
Come back soon!
Miz Helen

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sandi, thanks. Lovely to hear from you. Funny, my gallbladder removal didn't make any food a problem for me--unfortunately! :D

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks so much, Miz Helen. Always love Full Plate Thursday!

handmade by amalia said...

I don't think I've ever tried chocolate and peanut butter together but now that I see your yummy cookies - it sounds perfect.
Amalia
xo

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Amalia. I hope you'll try them soon and let me know how you liked them.

Kitchen Riffs said...

We always have peanut butter on hand, just so we can make recipes like this. :-) Well, more because we like peanut butter on toast, but it does make a wonderful cookie. Terrific recipe -- thanks.

thepaintedapron.com said...

These sound so good! Anything with chocolate and peanut butter and I'm in!!
Jenna

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, John. Wish I could make more today, but I haven't been able to get more of "my" peanut butter yet, maybe by the weekend. Peanut butter on toast sounds so good to me right now.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Jenna. Good combination!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Another favorite cookie Jean. You cannot go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter, Yumm! Thanks so much for sharing this yummy cookie at Love Your Creativity. continue to stay safe.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Linda. And you continue to stay safe, too!

Handmade in Israel said...

These look so good! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Handmade in Israel. Your cards are so beautiful!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

There's something so great about peanut butter....and chocolate! What a great recipe! I'm glad I've finally found one that is sugar free and very good! Hugs!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Diane! I hope you'll try it soon. Glad you found a good sugar-free peanut butter--don't know why anyone ever thought peanut butter needed to have sugar and shortening and stuff added to it!

Victoria Zigler said...

I love peanut butter cookies, and have made my own nut butters plenty of times in the past (some nuts of some kind, a little oil, and some salt, and you can easily have any kind of nut butter in a short amount of time). Though I do admit I do most of the time have some peanut butter I didn't make myself on hand.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Victoria, homemade peanut butter would work beautifully in this recipe. I don't really like any other nut butters. Would rather just eat the whole nuts. Peanut butter is the only exception. I'm kind of glad because it costs so much less than the others! :D

Victoria Zigler said...

True about the price, and fair enough about prefering to eat the nuts. LOL!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Yes! I eat nuts just about every day.

Chickenruby said...

They look yummy and I'm sure they'd work with Gluten free flour. Thanks for linking with #pocolo and hope to see you back later this week

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks so much, Suzanne! Yes, unless it slips my mind (which is like a sieve these days!), I will see you there in a day or two.

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