Monday, September 3, 2012

Peanut Butter & Salt Cookies

Baked just right- these salty, nutty, and chocolaty treats will have you all up in a frenzy! Never growing old, this common combination of peanut-butter and chocolate is balanced with a great kick of kosher salt that I've always craved when eating peanut butter cookies. If you prefer drizzling chocolate over the cookies, or glazing the cookies in the chocolate- instead of preparing cookie sandwiches- go for it! I've always loved sandwiches, and taking a bite into this was half the fun. 

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, packed
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
12 oz bag semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Whisk first 4 ingredients in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat powdered sugar, dark brown sugar, and butter in large bowl to blend.
2. Add peanut butter; beat until creamy. Gradually beat in vegetable oil and vanilla extract, then egg. Add dry ingredients; mix just until blended.
3.Drop cookie dough by level tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets, spacing about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake cookies until puffed and golden brown, about 12 minutes.
4. Cool slightly, then transfer cookies to rack to cool completely.
5. Melt chocolate chips in a small sauce pan on a low flame. With a knife, spread the melted chocolate on the bottoms of two same sized cookies and sandwich together. let the chocolate harden and the cookies cool.

cookies based on recipe from Bon Appetit 
Bon Appetit!

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