Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Link Party {Recipe- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies}

I think this year the holidays have been all about the baking and eating!  I can't seem to stop with the sweet treats lately.  I love to indulge in all things chocolate and especially hot cocoa this time of year.  I've got a great recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies to share with you today.  

And be sure to link up YOUR recipe at Natasha's Blog (Schue Love) as we continue our Christmas Cheer Holiday Blogosphere Link Party.  Thank you so much to everyone who has linked up so far:) 

This recipe originates with cutie pie chef Curtis Stone from his Relaxed Cooking Cookbook.

1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup natural chunky peanut butter (about 9 ounces / 280 grams) (I used creamy PB and peanuts)

1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated / caster sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick / 125 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 ½ tablespoons honey

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 ounces / 155 grams semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C.

  2. Line 3 heavy large baking sheets with parchment paper.

  3. Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

  4. Using an electric mixer, beat the peanut butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, honey, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl until well blended.

  5. Stir the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture in 2 additions.

  6. Stir in the chopped chocolate

  7. Scoop about 3 tablespoonfuls of dough for each cookie onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 2 1/2 inches apart.

  8. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the cookies puff and begin to brown on top but are still very soft to the touch.

  9. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes.

  10. Using a metal spatula, transfer the cookies to a rack and eat warm or cool completely.

Of course, I have to start with my trusty and oh-so-cute helper.

 Gather all the ingredients.

Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and salt) and the chocolate chips and nuts.

Add the peanut butter.


Add the chocolate chips and nuts.

Prepare into balls

Bake for 10-12 minutes.


Head over to Natasha's to link up your recipe and to check out the other links!

In case you've missed any of the parties so far, here they are!