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Chocolate Chunk–Peanut Butter Cookies

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Hello Sparkfamily, I thought that y'all needed a treat for doing so amazingly well on your goals! P.s. Don't go overboard now! Remember, moderation is the key! Take a peek!




Ingredients~

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, divided
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped roasted and salted peanuts






Directions~

Coarsely chop 2 ounces of the chocolate and then melt it in the top of a double boiler over not-quite-simmering water. Remove the pan from the heat. Whisk the chocolate, to smooth. Set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar. Add the egg, beating until smooth, then blend in the vanilla. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl. Set aside. Blend the melted chocolate into the creamed mixture until evenly combined. Stir in the dry ingredients, a third at a time, until evenly mixed. Coarsely chop the remaining 4 ounces of chocolate and stir it into the dough along with the peanuts. Cover and refrigerate the dough for 15 to 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly butter two large baking sheets or line them with parchment paper. Using floured hands, roll the dough into 1½-inch-diameter balls and place on the baking sheets, leaving about 2½ inches in between. Bake one sheet at a time on the center oven rack for about 15 minutes. When done, the tops of the cookies will be cracked, and they’ll still feel soft when pressed gently. Do not overbake. Cool the cookies for 2 to 3 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Enjoy!




Thought Of The Day~




In the future days,
which we seek to make secure,
we look forward to a world founded upon
four essential human freedoms.

The first is freedom of speech and expression–
everywhere in the world.

The second is freedom of every person to worship God
in his own way–everywhere in the world.

The third is freedom from want
–which, translated into world terms,
means economic understandings which will secure
to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants
-everywhere in the world.

The fourth is freedom from fear
–which, translated into world terms,
means a world-wide reduction of armaments
to such a point and in such a thorough fashion
that no nation will be in a position to commit
an act of physical aggression against any neighbor
–anywhere in the world.

Have a healthy day! Hugs, Rose:)
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