Treat your taste buds to our irresistibly delicious All-American Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Made from the finest ingredients, these cookies are a real treat for anyone with a sweet tooth. Each bite is filled with generous chunks of rich and creamy chocolate, creating a heavenly experience that will leave you wanting more. Whether you enjoy them fresh out of the oven or dipped in a glass of milk, these cookies are sure to satisfy your cravings and bring a smile to the face of anyone who tries them. Treat yourself to the ultimate American classic today!
- 300 g dark chocolate (approx. 55% cocoa content)
- 100g bar of milk chocolate
- 100g light muscovado sugar
- 85 g butter, room temperature
- 100 g peanut butter, preferably crunchy
- 1 medium egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 100g self-raising flour
- 100g large salted roasted peanuts
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4/fan 160°C. Gather all the ingredients and weigh them.
- Chop 200g of the dark chocolate into coarse, irregular pieces. Chop the milk chocolate in the same way, but keep it separate.
- Break the remaining dark chocolate into a large heatproof mixing bowl. Melt in the microwave on medium heat for about 11½ minutes (or over a pot of simmering water).
- Stir the chocolate until melted, then add the sugar, butter, peanut butter, egg and vanilla, beating with a wooden spoon until well combined. Stir in the flour, all the milk chocolate pieces, the nuts (no need to chop) and half of the dark chocolate pieces. The mixture feels quite soft and comes off the spoon easily when shaken.
- Place large spoonfuls in 12 stacks on 2 or 3 baking sheets, leaving room for them to spread (you may need to bake in batches). Insert the remaining pieces into the cookies (2-3 pieces each).
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until they darken slightly around the edges. The smell tells you they are ready. They are soft in the middle but become crispy as they cool. (Bake the cookies longer and you’ll get crispier cookies.) Let them cool and set on the baking sheet for a few minutes (they’ll break if you move them while they’re still hot), then remove them with a wide spatula to a cooling rack . They will stay crispy for 3-4 days in an airtight container.
Equipment and tools
To make these All-American Chocolate Chunk Cookies you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- Whisk or electric mixer
- Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
- Cooking thermometer (optional)
- Cooling rack
- Spatula or spoon for mixing
Before making these cookies, please note the following allergen information:
- Dark chocolate and milk chocolate contain dairy products
- Peanuts are included in this recipe
It is important to use caution if you or anyone consuming these cookies has allergies or dietary restrictions.
Storage and leftovers
After baking the All-American Chocolate Chunk Cookies, there may be leftovers. Here are some storage tips:
- Cool cookies completely before storing.
- Place the cookies in an airtight container or cookie jar.
- You can also wrap the cookies individually in plastic wrap.
- Store in a cool and dry place. Avoid direct sunlight or heat sources.
- The cookies can be kept fresh for up to 5 days.
Enjoy the cookies within the recommended time and enjoy the homemade delicacy!
Health Benefits of All-American Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Who doesn’t love a warm and gooey chocolate chip cookie? Well, these All-American Chocolate Chunk Cookies not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but they also offer some surprising health benefits. From the antioxidants in dark chocolate to the protein-rich peanuts, eating these cookies can actually have some positive effects on your well-being.
1. Antioxidant-rich dark chocolate
These cookies get their rich chocolate flavor from a combination of milk and milk chocolate. The dark chocolate used contains around 55% cocoa mass, meaning it is full of antioxidants called flavonoids. These powerful compounds help reduce inflammation, improve heart health, and protect against diseases like cancer by neutralizing harmful free radicals in the body.
2. Proteins and healthy fats from peanut butter
One of the main ingredients in these cookies is peanut butter, preferably the crunchy variety. Peanut butter is not only delicious, but also provides lots of protein and healthy fats. The protein helps repair and build tissue, while the healthy fats contribute to satiety, so you feel fuller for longer. In addition, peanut butter contains various vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, magnesium and potassium.
3. Energy boost from roasted peanuts
The addition of large, salted, roasted peanuts to these cookies provides an additional energy boost. Peanuts are a great source of plant-based protein, fiber, and healthy fats, making them a perfect snack option. The combination of protein and fiber helps regulate blood sugar levels, keeping you feeling full between meals and preventing overeating.
4. Butter in moderation
Although butter is an ingredient in these cookies, the recipe only requires a small amount (85g) and can be part of a balanced diet when consumed in moderation. Butter adds richness and improves the overall flavor. However, due to the high saturated fat content, it is important to pay attention to portion sizes.
5. Enjoyment and mindful enjoyment
Finally, it is important to emphasize that the health benefits of these cookies go beyond specific ingredients. Taking the time to enjoy a homemade treat and savoring every bite can contribute to a positive attitude and overall well-being. Mindful indulgence allows you to satisfy your cravings while maintaining a healthy relationship with food.
So next time you bake a batch of All-American Chocolate Chunk Cookies, remember that they can offer more than just delicious taste. With the goodness of dark chocolate, peanut butter and roasted peanuts, you can enjoy a treat that not only pleases your taste buds but also offers some health benefits.