Saturday, September 22, 2012

You Got Peanut Butter in my Chocolate

Get the best of all worlds with these crispy, creamy, chocolatey, peanut buttery crinkle cookies!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray or parchment paper
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter chips
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1) Pre-heat oven to 350ºF.
2) Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray, or lay a sheet of parchment paper on it.
3) Melt the chocolate chips in a glass bowl in your microwave, stirring twice, about 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
4) Using electric mixer with whisk attachments, beat egg whites in a large bowl to soft peaks.
5) Gradually beat in 1/2 c sugar. Continue beating until mixture starts to look like marshmallow fluff.
6) Mix 1 cup sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt together in a medium bowl.
7) On low speed, beat dry ingredients into the egg whites.
8) Mix in chocolate, then stir in the peanut butter chips. Dough will be somewhat stiff.
9)  Place remaining (1/2 cup) sugar in a small bowl.
10) Roll rounded tablespoons of dough, individually, in the sugar...
...ctoating thickly.
11) Place on baking sheet about 1.5" apart.
12) Bake 9-11 minutes until cookies puff and crack.

13) Cool on baking sheets 20 minutes before transferring to cooling racks. 
14) Store in an air-tight container. Makes 22-24 2-inch cookies.

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