Thursday, June 16, 2011

Double Chocolate Mocha Peanut Butter Cookies

Yes, the title says it all - I combined some of the best things on earth into one cookie - chocolate, more chocolate, coffee, and peanut butter.  The inspiration was simple: I wanted a cookie.  The plan of attack took a little more thought.  I couldn't find the perfect recipe, so I combined a couple and then of course tweaked it to my liking as I usually do! :)  In order to keep myself (and the hubby) from eating them all at once - I froze most of them to bring camping this weekend.  However, I don't anticipate having any left to bring back home! 

Double Chocolate Mocha Peanut Butter Cookies 
Makes about 2 dozen 

  • 3/4 cups butter, melted
  • 1 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 TBS ground coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Swirl 
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter1 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp. milk

To make the peanut butter swirl, combine the peanut butter and butter in a heatproof bowl and microwave briefly until smooth.  Whisk in the confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth. 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 
  2. In a large bowl, mix together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, coffee, baking soda, and salt; gradually stir into the butter mixture. Mix in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Create a depression in the center of each ball of dough with thumb or spoon.  Spoon peanut butter mixture in the middle of the cookie and swirl with a toothpick or skewer. 
  4. Bake for 10 minutes in preheated oven. Cool for 1 minute before placing on wire racks to cool completely.

Source: Cookie recipe adapted from allrecipes and Peanut Butter Swirl from Annie's Eats


daddy-beamingheart said...

Where will you be camping this weekend? There could be Papa bears there...or even "Yogi" bears stealing cookies.

Katie said...

You are amazing!! Now if you would just bake them in a toaster oven on the dorm floor... HA! Such great memories!! Love you Josie!