Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I have a question for you and I want you to answer me honestly. I want your answer to be “yes” and I want it to be an honest “yes.” Got it? You’ll tell the truth and you’ll say yes no matter what.

Glad we’re clear on that.

Now, here’s my question:

Have you ever put salt on something sweet? Like salted caramel? Or salt on your chocolate? Or salt on watermelon?

Yes, right? I mean, you’re obviously not allowed to say no because that would make me cry and you’re not allowed to lie, so clearly the answer is yes.

My parents, you see, are sad people. Possibly even bad people. Horrible, maybe, but don’t tell them I said that.(Hi, mom! Hi Dad!)

Sure, they’re nice and all, but you see, they thought putting salt on caramel was weird and when I suggested that they put some salt on their brownies last Sunday evening they looked at me like I was crazy. They did it though, because I’m bossy and they know how I like to get my way.

This Sunday I decided to take these Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies to their house for dinner. I was pretty sure they’d wrinkle their noses and ask why I put salt on their cookies, but they were too busy stuffing these guys in their faces to complain. It’s safe to say that these were a big hit.

Go make ’em. You won’t regret it.

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Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 
Servings: 24 cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cookie recipes, easy dessert recipes, party recipes
Calories: 210 kcal

This Sunday I decided to take these cookies to my parents' house for dinner. I was pretty sure they’d wrinkle their noses and ask why I put salt on their cookies, but they were too busy stuffing these guys in their faces to complain. It’s safe to say that these were a big hit.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • Coarse salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time until completely incorporated. Mix in the vanilla extract. Scrape the bowl to be sure everything is mixed in there.
  3. In a small bowl combine all of the dry ingredients. Slowly add to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and peanuts.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake for 12 minutes and cool on the baking sheet.
Nutrition Facts
Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.


recipe from Brown Eyed Baker