Two days before Thanksgiving and I’m sharing a chocolate cookie recipe. There’s something wrong with that, right? I had every intention of turning this week (actually last week!) into a week of Thanksgiving recipes but then I got worried that it was burn me out on stuffing and well, there are many things I’m willing to sacrifice for the blog – stuffing on Thanksgiving is not one of them.

So cookies!

I think I’ve mentioned once or twice or 400 times that I really love salt in baked goods. I double the salt in almost recipe and I use big fat Kosher salt so that you actually get bites of saltiness. Mmm, I love it. This cookie obviously appealed to me for that reason. Honestly, I didn’t even know what was in the cookie until I started making it. All I cared about was the salt on top.

How did they turn out? Fantastic! They’re so soft, almost cake-like. And they’re very rich. One cookie would satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth! My husband took most of them to work and his co-workers loved them which shocked me because men don’t seem to appreciate salted baked goods like us women do.

Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • sea salt for sprinkling
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time until completely incorporated. Mix in the vanilla extract. Scrape the bowl to be sure everything is mixed in there.
  3. In a small bowl combine all of the dry ingredients. Slowly add to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and peanuts.
  4. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 12 minutes and cool on the baking sheet.



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