I needed to bake a treat for someone as a thank you gift, but couldn’t make my mind up on what I wanted to fix. You can never go wrong with one of Bakerella’s recipes, so I decided that these cookies were the perfect thing. Oh, my goodness…these are little pillows of chocolate heaven. The recipient loved them and so did I! Thank you, Bakerella!!!!
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, slightly softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
10 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips (The original recipe calls for dark, but I didn’t have any.)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare 2 cookie sheets. In a small bowl, mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk and set aside.
In another bowl, cream the butter, sugar and peanut butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla; stir until combined.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Add the chips.
Roll the dough into about 1 1/4 inch balls. I used a cookie scoop to measure the dough and then rolled the scoop into a ball. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool before devouring!! This recipe made about 36 cookies.