Sometimes what a person really needs is a cookie. Sometimes, after a tough job interview, what a person really, really needs is a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie. I got this recipe from a Sainsbury’s magazine with 20 quick cakes and cookies. And yeah, not only were these really quick, but also super easy to make. And so good. 300 grams of Calvé peanut butter, and three different kinds of chocolate chips. Yeah, this one really hit the spot, I must say.
The original recipe (by Lorraine Pascale) didn’t have chocolate chips, but lightly toasted peanuts on top. I made one with peanuts on it for my mom (she’s a big nut lover). I think the combination of chocolate and peanut butter is a sacred one, though. So I decided that the only way these cookies could and would get any better was with chocolate!
What you need
125 grams of butter (room temperature)
200 grams of light brown sugar
1 (large) egg
1 vanilla bean
200 grams of flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
300 grams of peanut butter
What you need to do
01. Mix the soft butter with a handheld mixer until creamy and soft. Add sugar and mix well.
02. Add the egg and scraped insides of the vanilla pod and mix well.
03. In a separate bowl weigh the flour, the baking powder and soda and mix lightly. Sift into the butter mixture and, with a spatula, mix carefully.
04. Add the peanut butter and mix.
05. Divide dough into twelve balls and divide over two baking trays lined with baking paper. Lightly press in chocolate chips or peanuts.
(06. I like to put cookies into the freezer for about 10 minutes so they don’t run too much when they’re baking.)
07. Bake for 15 minutes at 160°C (140°C fan)