Today is OFFICIALLY the best.day.EVAH!! It's Chocolate Peanut Butter Day!
Hosted by Carla of Chocolate Moosey and Miriam of Overtime Cook, 31 fantabulous bloggers are sharing some of our favorite chocolate peanut butter recipes (AKA the best flavor combo everrrr!) Follow the hashtag #chocPBday on the social medias and join us in sharing your favorite chocolate and peanut butter recipes. Want to see a big group of choc/pb goodness all in one place? Follow our Pinterest board! We're also teaming up with OXO (ahhhh some of the best cooking/baking gadgets/accessories!), King Arthur Flour (you already know they're one of my fave baking brands!), and Peanut Butter & Co. (because...duh! I. love. PB&CO!) to bring you three fabulous prize packs! If you love to bake, you don't want to miss entering this giveaway-scroll on down past the recipe to enter! (and also check out all the other amazing recipes for Chocolate Peanut Butter Day!)
Kayle's favorite flavor combo=chocolate and peanut butter.
Kayle's favorite sweet treat=cookies
Only thing Kayle might like more than cookies=cookie dough
This recipe=ALL OF THOSE THINGS COMBINED!!
I mean...you really can't go wrong. Plus they're perty.
Peanut butter thumbprint cookies are a classic, they always make me think of Christmas-time. But...these thumbprint cookies are like A BJILLION times better! First of all...the peanut butter flavor is just super amped up and perfect. And it's a pretty, sturdy cookie. Then I mean, ya know...you plop some chocolate pb dough on top. Maybe drizzle some melted chocolate. Yeah.
I will note that the dough is super soft at room temperature-so if you want a sturdier dough, refrigerate these bad boys. Either way, they're tasty deliciousness personified.
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Adapted from The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook: Cookies, Cakes, Candies, and More
Makes 30-50 cookies
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, room temperature (I used PB&Co's "The Bee's Knees")
1/2 cup (or 8 tbsp.) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 and 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt (if using unsalted peanut butter, increase to 1/2 tsp.)
3 tbsp. chocolate peanut butter (homemade or storebought-such as PB&Co's "Dark Chocolate Dreams")
1/2 cup (or 8 tbsp.) unsalted butter, room temperature or slightly chilled
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
Optional: dark or semisweet chocolate, melted, for drizzling
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Prepare baking sheet(s) (you can either use 2 large baking sheets or just 1 and bake them in batches) with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
In a large bowl (using a stand or hand mixer) beat together the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar on medium speed until fluffy and lightened in color (1-2 minutes).
Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Slowly mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt until all the ingredients are incorporated and the dough just comes together.
Roll 1 tbsp. (small cookie scoop) balls of dough and roll those in the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar, until evenly coated. Arrange on the baking sheet(s), leaving 2 in. of space between each cookie dough ball. Using your thumb or the back of a teaspoon, lightly press down into the middle of each dough ball, leaving a small indentation.
Bake 9-12 minutes, until set and lightly golden around the edges. Cool for 1 minute. Define the indentation in the center of each cookie using a teaspoon or small rounded cookie scoop (or your thumbs, whatever). Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cookie Dough and Topping-
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together the peanut butter, butter, and sugars for the cookie dough on medium speed until fluffy, for a couple minutes.
Mix in flour and salt on low speed until combined. (If the dough is too thick, add in a little bit of vanilla extract, water, or cream. If it's too thin, add a bit more flour.)
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop about a teaspoon of dough onto each cooled cookie, lightly pressing into the indentation and shape the top into a smooth dome. (if the dough won't adhere to the cookie, add a small dot of melted chocolate to the cookie to help the dough stick on it.)
Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired (you can either melt chocolate and take a fork and drizzle it over the cookies or melt chocolate chips in a plastic bag, cut off the tip, and then pipe the chocolate on each cookie.)
Don't forget to check out the other recipes for #chocPBday!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Parfait by Hip Foodie Mom
Dark Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies by Mind Over Batter
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Crumb Parfait by Hungry Couple
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Doughnuts by It's Yummi!
Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Brownies by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Buckeye Cheesecake Bars by Chocolate Moosey Peanut Butter & Chocolate Scones by All Day I Dream About Food
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Jam Bars by Poet in the Pantry
Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cannolis by Souffle Bombay
4 Layer Chocolate Brownie Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting by Neighborfood
Mini Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Cheesecakes by The Spiffy Cookie
Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars by Crumb: A Food Blog
Chocolate Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies by Jen's Favorite Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies by In The Kitchen With KP
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies by The Cooking Actress
Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle by Kelli's Kitchen
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream by Kelly Bakes
Peanut Butter Chocolate Biscotti by Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Chunky Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies by Snappy Gourmet
Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Bars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling by Overtime Cook
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls by Gotta Get Baked
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Quick Bread by Magnolia Days
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream by Kudos Kitchen By Renee
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips Bars by Roxana's Home Baking
Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Blondies by What Smell's So Good
Chocolate Peanut Butter Earthquake Cake by I Wash You Dry
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares by Food Lust People Love
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cups by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Cheesecake Bars by Food Faith Fitness
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