Some things were simply made for eachother. A few examples: Coffee and milk, Angelina and Brad, Romeo and Juliet (okay, there was no happy ending for those two but still)... But if there were such a thing as soulmates in the world of food it would be peanuts and chocolate.
The possibilities are endless and amazing: Peanutbutter Cups, Toast with Nutella and Peanutbutter, peanut M&Ms... Somehow the salty, nutty aroma of peanuts just goes so perfectly with chocolate, especially milk chocolate (in my opinion). We always have peanutbutter in stock at home, because you never know when a craving for a spoon of creamy, sweet and salty goodness might hit you. Sometimes a spoon (or two) of peanutbutter just doesn't do it for me though, and this is when I get out the chocolate and preheat the oven: My peanutbutter cookies with a chocolate drizzle do not disappoint. After all, I tried out a few recipes, some using more ingredients, some less, and I found that this recipe just works best and produces pillowy soft, chewy cookies, full of peanutbutter flavor with the perfect hint of sweet chocolate. Plus, you can whip them up in 30 minutes! Think of these the next time you crave peanutbutter. Happy baking! :)
makes about 12 big cookies
- 115 g soft, unsalted butter
- 40 g white sugar
- 40 g brown sugar
- 125 g peanutbutter (I prefer creamy)
- 1 egg
- 160 g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- 100 g chocolate (I prefer milk chocolate)
- Preheat the oven to 170°C and cover a baking tray with some parchment paper.
- Cream together the butter with the two sugars. Add the peanutbutter and the egg. Combine everything until creamy.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and fold unter the peanutbutter-mix, until everything is combined. Do not overmix. This only takes about 2 minutes.
- Form the dough into balls of about 2 cm in diameter, put them on the baking tray with enough space between them and lightly press them down.
- Bake the cookies for about 12-13 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden-brown. lLet them cool completely.
- Melt the chocolate over a double-boiler or in the microwave. Fill a piping bag or something similar with the chocolate and drizzle it over the cookies.