Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Chocolate Chunk Surprise Cookies

Greetings bakers! It's been quite some time since my last post... mostly because I haven't had the time to bake anything lately, but I decided it was time to try a new cookie recipe. All of my go-to recipes are usually chocolate chip cookies, because I believe that you just can't go wrong with a good chocolate chip cookie! I must have nearly three dozen chocolate chip cookie recipes alone and I think it's time I pick and choose between which ones to keep and the ones to toss. Today I chose a recipe that I've had my eye on for the longest time. The recipe calls for 1 egg and 3 egg yolks! I've never seen anything like that before! However, nowhere in the recipe does it call for peanut butter so I decided to add just a heaping teaspoonful of creamy peanut butter just for the heck of it! Let me tell you, it turned out great! The hint of peanut butter is not overpowering and almost seems like it's barely there just giving the slightest nutty flavor. So here is the recipe for what I like to call "Chocolate Chunk Surprise Cookies." Enjoy!

Chocolate Chunk Surprise Cookies1 stick butter, room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 heaping tsp. creamy peanut butter
1 egg, plus 3 egg yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
18-20 Dove Chocolate squares, chopped, (I used milk and dark!)
1. Beat butter, sugars and peanut butter until creamy.
2. Add egg, yolks, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
3. Add flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Stir into butter/sugar/egg mixture. Stir in chocolate      chunks.
4. Let dough chill covered in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake about 15-18 minutes.

Eat immediately! This is important because the chocolate is still melted and it tastes really yummy!

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