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Cookbook Challenge: Peanut Butter Chip Brownie Cookies

By Mangoes and Chutney

Brownies are pretty much one of my favorite things ever and last week I came across a brownie cookbook at the library. I know! I have made two recipes so far, and this one is pretty awesome. cookie form.

I thought it was pretty funny as I was eating it, because in my head it looked like a chocolate cookie, but my taste buds were saying brownies! These cookies have the chewy, gooeyness of a delicious brownie and they are the perfect sweetness. I like to use kosher salt when I make sweets because you will get that lingering note of coarse salt bouncing off your taste buds. Take them out of the oven while they are still moist, not firm or cracked for that perfect brownie chewiness.

The Ultimate Brownie Book by Bruce Weinstein is the cookbook, and the original recipe is just Brownie Cookies, but I added peanut butter chips. The recipe is below, and any changes I made are italicized in green.

The Ultimate Brownie Book: Thousands of Ways to Make America's Favorite Treat, including Blondies, Frostings, and Doctored Brownie Mixes
The Ultimate Brownie Book
Brownie Cookies
Printable Recipe

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
10 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 cup peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Beat in the vanilla and eggs just until incorporated.

With a rubber spatula, stir in flour mixture. Do not beat. Mix in the peanut butter chips. 

Drop the batter (I recommend an ice cream scoop) 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets and bake for about 9 minutes. Cookies should still be soft, not firm or cracked. Cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then move to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.

This recipe linked to: Recipe Swap Sundays, The Culinary Smackdown Battle, Made By You Monday, Tuesdays at the Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tuesday Night Supper Club, Potluck Sunday, Amaze Me August, This Week's Cravings

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