Proper Nutty Peanut Butter


Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies are crisp on the outside and delightfully chewy in the middle, cookie perfection!

Method

  1. Cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  3. Beat in the peanut butter (add a pinch of salt if using Nowt but Nuts) and vanilla extract.
  4. Sift together the flour and bicarbonate of soda and add this in 2 or 3 additions, beating until only just combined.
  5. Gently mix in the chocolate chunks.
  6. Scoop or dollop the mixture – approx. 50-60g mixture per cookie – placed 3” apart onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Flatten slightly.
  7. Bake at 160ºC (140ºC fan) for 15-18 mins or until the edges are golden and the centres barely cooked*
  8. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking trays for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

*To ensure a soft, chewy cookie, the trick is to slightly underbake them. Makes 16-18 cookies

Ingredients

  • 115g butter, softened
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g light brown sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 225g Proper Nutty peanut butter
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 175g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g dark chocolate chopped into chunks