Every time I get a new cookie idea I go to my old faithful cookie recipe and use that as the base. My no-fail cookie recipe for chocolate chip cookies is seriously the best. I love a good, thick cookie with a slightly crispy edge and a soft middle. That’s perfection for me, and this recipe always delivers that perfect cookie every time. So it’s only natural whenever I’m dreaming up new cookie flavors that this is the base recipe I use. When I created my cherry chip pizookies, this was the recipe I used, and also when I made those yummy cookie cups. Yup, all the same base recipe!
So when my best friend dropped a bag of peanut butter baking chips on my counter a while back when she came back from the grocery store, I immediately knew where to start. Peanut butter chip cookies. I also have an affinity for peanut butter and chocolate (doesn’t everyone) so I thought, why not dip these cookies in chocolate?
The result? A delicious cookie with crispy edges and a soft center bursting with peanut butter flavor coated in luscious milk chocolate. Yes, they’re pretty impressive. My kids (and husband) were literally peering over the counters and tables waiting for a bite as I snapped away for these photos. Once I gave the go-ahead to dig in, there was only crumbs left in a matter of minutes!
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1.5 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups peanut butter baking chips
- 2 cups melting milk chocolate
Then add the white sugar and continue to cream the butters.
Next, add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until just combined.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix well, then slowly add to the creamed butter while continuing to mix on low.
While the cookies are cooling, melt your chocolate. I actually bought a container of chocolate that you just heat in the microwave, but you can also use melting chocolate chips or bakers chocolate. Heat at short intervals, stirring occasionally, until melted to desired temperature. Dip the cooled cookies into the melted chocolate, then place on wax paper to dry.