If you are a chocolate lover, you have come to the right place. These cookies are so good that they are practically sinful! The combination of melted chocolate, cocoa powder and chocolate chips really take these cookies over the edge, and essentially taste like a brownie in cookie form. They have a slightly crisp outside, while the middle is gooey and soft. I added in peanut butter chips (since chocolate is always better with peanut butter in it), but you can add white chocolate chips or nuts if you prefer. Whatever you choose, be sure to grab a tall glass of milk to go with these, you definitely need it.
Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Yields: About 3 dozen cookies
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
8 tbsp butter (1 stick), cut into cubes
2 large eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dutch process cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups (8 oz) chocolate and peanut butter chips
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Melt the butter and bittersweet chocolate over low heat or in a double broiler. Remove from heat and add the vanilla.
In a separate bowl, on medium speed beat sugar and eggs until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and beat in chocolate mixture until well combined. Add the flour mixture and gently stir until just combined. Fold in chocolate and peanut butter chips.
Place 1 1/2 tablespoonfuls of dough onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes on pan before transferring to a cooling rack.
Source: Baking with Basil