Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Raise your hand if you love peanut butter M&M's! These chocolate cookies are my new favorite chocolate cookie. These are delicious with white chocolate peanut butter cups, white chocolate chips, mint chips, you name it. These cookies always turn out soft and chewy and we love them.
This version has peanut butter chips in the dough and I topped them with peanut butter M&M's.

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 cups chocolate chips
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1.In a large saucepan over low heat, combine butter, sugar and water until butter is melted. Add chocolate chips and stir until partially melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted. Transfer into a large bowl and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.

2.Add eggs to cooled chocolate mixture and beat on high, one at a time. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients, beating until blended. Add your choice of mix in (peanut butter chips, chopped white chocolate peanut butter cups, or other type of chip or candy) Place cookie doug in refrigerator for 1 hour.

3.Preheat oven to 350 degrees

4.Roll dough into balls and place about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes.