Monday, February 15, 2010

TWD - Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanut Butter

Chocolate lovers everywhere . . ."know" his and her chocolate chip cookie. We truly ARE chocolate chip cookie aficionados! What about peanut butter and chocolate? Hence the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup infatuation. I am a true fan of Reese's and anything peanut butter so we read Dorie's twists for flavor alterations and foraged ahead, bringing out the canister of chunky peanut butter and the Hoody lightly salted peanuts. Bittersweet chocolate, I was not sure. Sounds kind of sacrilegious to be messing with semi-sweet or milk chocolate/semi-sweet or milk chocolate/white chocolate but Tuesday with Dorie's group IS all about trying new variations of old favorites AND opening any kitchen fears by baking outside comfort zones. Jumping in head first, we poured Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips into the peanut butter cookie dough; then the crushed, lightly salted peanuts.
LARGE scoops of cookie dough were placed on the silicon and baked.
As the cookie barely cooled, we cracked our first one. Melted chocolate oozed out.
We take our first bite; the chocolate BLOWS me away before my teeth even hit the peanut crunch. I do not even think my mind registered peanut butter at that first bite. The bittersweet chocolate is good but overwhelming. I think waiting till tomorrow and trying another bite after my senses have had a WHOLE night's rest will bring a more objective tasting. The curiosity is killing me to see what my friends in the Tuesday with Dorie blogging world think of the flavors so I will be coming by to say hello and hopefully you will follow along =)
Thank you Kait of Kait’s Plate for selecting My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies from Dorie Greenspan's Baking cookbook. To get the recipe, visit Kait and she will have it posted.

19 comments:

Anncoo said...

WOW! This is amazing...can I have a bite?

Cristine said...

Mmmm! You can't go wrong with PB & Chocolate!

natural selection said...

A revelation revived! another great recipe I will add to my repertoire of treats for young nieces and nephews!
I will do anything to maintain my "heroic" status in their eyes!

Thanks for the help great Recipe!

Leslie said...

Man do these look irresistible! How did you get such amazingly fluffy cookies? Must be the peanut butter. I kind of did my own thing this week, but have made these before, never with peanut butter. They look so good with peanut better that I'm going to have to try them.

Lynnylu said...

I'll use peanut butter next time. Yours look great!

Romaine said...

Reese's lover here too. Yours look like what I wanted. Not so flat! How did you do that?

Mary said...

They look amazing! I'll have to try peanut butter next time, as mine came out so thin. I loved the bittersweet chocolate, though.

Susan said...

Can I come to your house and eat your cookies? Mine were flat. Tasted pretty good, but I will stick to the recipe on the yellow bag of chips. :)

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cookies look awesome! How did you get them so fat? Mine were thin and crunchy.

AmyRuth said...

Hi Shandy,
Nice to meet ya! Your cookies look so much better than most. Maybe its the peanut butter imagery teasing my tastebuds. Seriously, your cookies look so much better than the original recipe. I am so impressed that you tried something different = bittersweet chocolate. Its my favorite. Anyway, can't go wrong with the tried and true milk choco-PB, right?
Thanks so much for stopping by...
AmyRuth

Kaitlin said...

I'm so glad you liked the recipe! The peanut butter/chocolate combination is such a classic; one of my favourites. I'll definitely have to try that alteration next time! Thanks for baking with me.

Amber said...

Hi, I am new to your blog. I found it through searching homemade croissant recipes. Anyway, love it! What a fantastic blog! So excited to follow!

Flourchild said...

Your cookies look very fat and tasty! Im glad you liked them and way to go with the peanut butter! My family gobbled them up in one day! I hope your baking with me next week! Can you believe it's been about a year and a half with TWD! I remember when you introduced me to the group!

Tia said...

everything's better with butter! PB that is!

Pamela said...

Yum! Those look so good.

Eliana said...

Love the peanut butter variation Shandy. They look absolutely amazing.

Hanaâ said...

They look great! Not flat at all like the TWD cookie. I had to admit I'm a thick and chewy CCC kinda girl which is why I like the way yours look. Too bad I can't have a taste :o)

zinerim said...

very beautiful,so delicious, amazing!!

petite nyonya said...

Hey there, my dear blog friend! I have been so busy with Chinese New Year and was back at my hometown for a while, and then all my family members came to my house for the weekend. We had so much good food and fun. Missing them now that everyone has gone back to their own nest. Hmm...I wonder how life would be without chocolate AND peanut butter! Boring for sure! :). These cookies are so perfect at any time of the day! (esp with that pretty teacup of yours ;). How have you been? Hope that your work load is more evenly paced out now and that you have more family time. :)