Peanut butter cookies are always a hit and these are no exception. With the holidays upon us this recipe would be a great addition to your cookie tray for the peanut butter lover in your family.
From ‘littleepicurean’ Maryanne Cabrerea’s recipe (Holiday Cookies 2017 Bake From Scratch) the only switch up I made was to add in dark chocolate chips and honey-roasted peanuts to the batter, omitting rolling the cookies in the 2 sugars and the dipping step as well. I also used a fork lightly dipped in flour to slightly flatten my cookies for the signature ‘peanut butter’ look. In my house the cookie half dipped in the chocolate would be consumed and the ‘bare’ cookie would be left on the tray. When no one was looking of course!
Give it a try either way but make sure to bake these up sometime soon!
Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1/2teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2cups all-ppurpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup icing sugar
8 ounces dark chocolate (72% cocoa), chopped
1/2 cup honey-roasted peanuts
In large bowl with an electric mixer beat together butter, brown sugar and peanut butter until creamy, scraping down sides of bowl and beating for 3-4 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, soda, baking powder and salt.
With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture until just combined.
Place the 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and the 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar in small bowls. Use a medium scoop (1 1/2 tablespoon size) scoop out dough and roll first in granulated sugar then in confectioners sugar and place about 1 1/2 inches apart on prepared trays.
Bake until edges are set and cookies are cracked on top. Let cool completely.
Melt chocolate in microwave in 30-second intervals stirring after each until melted and smooth. Let cool slightly for about 3-5 minutes. Dip half of each cookie in chocolate and lay on parchment lined pan. Sprinkle with chopped honey-roasted peanuts. Repeat until all cookies are dipped and garnished. Cookies will set up in approximately 10 minutes.
Now sit down and relax and let the holidays begin!