I’m so excited to be taking part in a fun new series with some of my bloggy friends! It’s called Peanut Butter Bash and it’s just what it sounds like! On the first Thursday of every month we’ll be making something delicious with Peanut Butter and one other mystery ingredient! Of course, there was no better match to kick the series off with than chocolate! So today I’m treating you to some awesome Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies!
So I must confess that I’ve been holding these cookies back from you for a month. I know, I know, how dare I. I actually made these for Matt for his birthday at the beginning of September, because though most everyone knows me for my cupcakes, he loves me for my cookies! But there was another reason these particular cookies came about. When I was shopping for his Captain America Birthday Party, I spotted Nestle Toll House’s New DelightFulls chocolate chips! Yes, they’re exactly what they sound like, chocolate chips with a filling! I mean I couldn’t leave the store without a bad of the peanut butter filled ones.
Well, as soon as I got home and start unpacking, Matt snapped those babies right up and asked when he could eat them. I told him they were for the blog. He said, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, the blog comes first” – He keeps threatening to get that as a tattoo so when people ask him why he’s doing the ridiculous stuff he’s doing (or I’m doing) he can just point to his arm. Well, he really wanted to eat those chocolate chips, so he gave me the puppy dog face and asked for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies for his birthday and told me I could even take pictures of them for the blog – wasn’t that nice of him? But I really didn’t mind, I’d make him cookies any time!
These are seriously the best peanut butter cookies I’ve ever made, they’re soft and chewy and of course the chocolate makes them even better! Peanut Butter and Chocolate is a serious match made in heaven and it was this combo that got me my first BuzzFeed feature with my Mini Peanut Butter & Chocolate Layer Cakes earlier this year!
- 1/2 cup 1 stick Unsalted Butter (room temp)
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 3/4 Light Brown Sugar
- 1 3.4 oz. package Instant Vanilla Pudding Powder
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Additional Egg Yolk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 1/2 cups Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 cups Peanut Butter Toll House DelightFulls Chips or regular chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Cream butters and sugars together until smooth.
Add pudding, eggs, additional egg yolk and vanilla. Beat for about one minute on medium speed.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients a 1/2 cup at a time and mix until combined.
Fold in chocolate chips, I usually do this with my hands.
Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoon sized scoops onto prepared cookie sheet about two inches apart.
Bake for 11-13 minutes.
Cool on pan for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Do you want to join in on the peanut butter bash fun? If so, email Miranda at [email protected] and request to join the Peanut Butter Bash facebook group! The first Thursday of each month we post a dessert with peanut butter and a mystery ingredient. This month’s ingredients were peanut butter and chocolate.
You can also follow our Peanut Butter Bash Board on Pinterest!
Here are the other peanut butter and chocolate creations!