This is one of those recipes that is all over the Internet. It seems weird to call them “peanut butter” when there is no peanut butter in them at all.
For some reason, I have always referred to the chunky ingredients added at the end of the cookie recipe as “floaties.” Don’t ask me where that came from. Maybe it is because I just can’t think of a better word. Anyway, this recipe has more floaties than any other recipe I have ever made. Seriously, packed with nuts and chips.
All over Internet
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, divided
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon instant espresso or coffee powder
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
¾ cup sugar
⅓ cup all-purpose flour, plus 1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup walnut halves, not chopped
1 cup pecan halves, not chopped
⅔ cup peanut butter chips
1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl set over simmering water, melt butter, 6 ounces of chocolate chips, and unsweetened chocolate, stirring occasionally, until just melted. Remove from heat and cool for 15 minutes.
3. In bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle, beat eggs, espresso powder and vanilla until combined.
4. Add sugar. Raise speed to medium-high and beat for 2 minutes, until the batter is thick and falls back on itself in a ribbon.
5. With mixer on low, slowly stir in chocolate mixture.
6. Combine ⅓ cup of flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Stir into chocolate mixture with a rubber spatula.
7. In another bowl, combine walnuts, pecans, peanut butter chips, remaining 6 ounces of chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of flour. Fold into chocolate mixture.
8. Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of dough, 1 inch apart, onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes exactly. Cool on baking sheets.
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