Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Treat yourself to the ultimate combination of chocolate and peanut butter with these Double Choc Peanut Butter Cookies. Made with love, these cookies are perfectly crafted and feature a delicious blend of rich chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter. Baked to perfection, they come out of the oven warm and gooey and can be enjoyed with a refreshing glass of cold milk. For added texture, these irresistible treats are generously sprinkled with crunchy chopped peanuts. It’s a delicious experience that’s sure to satisfy all your sweet cravings!

Ingredients

  • 100g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 100g powdered sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 200g milk chocolate, 150g cut into pieces and 50g melted for drizzling
  • 75g peanut butter (crunchy or smooth is fine)
  • a handful of salted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • Milk for serving, optional

Tip

Keep

Will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days, but is best served the day of baking. If cooking for a small group, bake some of the mixture and freeze the rest, covered, in the shape of a log. Cut slices and bake from frozen, adding another 2 minutes to the cooking time.

Substitute

Try using almond butter instead of peanuts, or swap milk for dark chocolate for a more grown-up twist.

Preparation steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160 fan/gas mark 4 and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Using a mixer or electric whisk, combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and stir.
  4. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, salt and chocolate chips until fully incorporated.
  5. Using a spoon, stir the peanut butter into the cookie dough.
  6. Using a dessert spoon, divide the dough into 12 large cookies, leaving enough space between each cookie for them to spread.
  7. Bake in the oven for 9-10 minutes, until the mixture is still soft and melty in the middle. They look underbaked but will harden once cooled.
  8. Drizzle the melted milk chocolate over the top and top with a few chopped peanuts and a pinch of sea salt flakes.
  9. Serve with a glass of milk for dipping.

Nutritional Information

kcalfatsaturatescarbohydratesSugarfiberproteinSalt
328 19g 9g 36g 26g 2g 6g 0.4g

Equipment and tools

To make these Double Choc Peanut Butter Cookies you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer or wooden spoon
  • sheet
  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • Cooling rack
  • Microwave or water bath for melting chocolate
  • Spatula or spoon for drizzling the chocolate
  • Knife for chopping peanuts

Allergen information

Please note the following allergen information for these Double Choc Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • Contains dairy products (butter, milk chocolate)
  • Contains eggs
  • Contains peanuts

Storage and leftovers

Here are some tips for storing and enjoying leftover Double Choc Peanut Butter Cookies:

Keep:

Will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days, but is best served the day of baking. If cooking for a small group, bake some of the mixture and freeze the rest, covered, in the shape of a log. Cut slices and bake from frozen, adding another 2 minutes to the cooking time.

Substitute:

Try using almond butter instead of peanuts, or swap milk for dark chocolate if you want something a little more grown-up.

The Health Benefits of Double Choc Peanut Butter Cookies

Who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter? Enjoying a sweet treat doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your health. In fact, these Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies not only satisfy your cravings but also come with some surprising health benefits.

1. Rich in healthy fats

Using unsalted butter and peanut butter in this recipe provides a good dose of healthy fats. These fats are essential for a balanced diet and can help improve heart health, support brain function, and reduce inflammation in the body.

2. Good source of protein

Peanut butter is packed with protein, making these cookies a great option for a post-workout snack or as a little pick-me-up during the day. Protein is essential for muscle repair and growth and provides a feeling of satiety to prevent overeating.

3. Contains antioxidants

The presence of cocoa powder and dark chocolate in these cookies means they are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect the body from free radical damage, which can contribute to aging and various diseases. Incorporating antioxidant-rich foods into your diet is a great way to improve your overall health.

4. Contains fiber-rich ingredients

Using self-raising flour and peanuts in this recipe provides a good amount of fiber. Fiber is known for its role in promoting healthy digestion, preventing constipation, and controlling blood sugar levels. Eating enough fiber can also help control weight and reduce the risk of various diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

5. Versatile and customizable

This recipe offers plenty of room for individual adjustments. If you prefer a more intense flavor, you can substitute dark chocolate for milk chocolate. Additionally, swapping peanut butter for almond butter offers a delicious alternative for people with peanut allergies or simply looking for a different taste.

So next time you’re craving a sweet treat, consider baking a batch of these Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. Not only do they delight your taste buds, but they also come with some surprising health benefits!

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