Thursday, June 16, 2011
Sometimes when I'm at work and need help lugging bags of flour, hulling multiple flats of strawberries or I have made a particularly huge mess, I find that the promise of a sweet treat goes a long way in preserving employee relations. Today I knew I was going to need a lot of favors, so I had to come up with something special.
I started with this recipe and made a few tweaks like adding peanut butter chips and honey roasted peanuts. After the first batch was baked, I tried a light sprinkling of Maldon sea salt on top of the cookie and yowza - a delicious and bribe-worthy cookie!
Double Chocolate Peanut Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
8 oz butter, melted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup ea chocolate chips and peanut butter chips
1 cup chopped honey roasted peanuts
Sea salt of sprinkling (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. In mixing bowl, cream together butter and both sugars until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time until incorporated. Add in vanilla. Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture and mix until combined. Stir chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and honey roasted peanuts. Scoop onto a parchment covered cookie sheet and sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Bake approximately 12 minutes. Cool on a baking rack.