When just any old cookie won’t do, these Peanut Butter Reverse Chocolate Cookies will have you grabbing more!
Are you a cookie lover? Do you like them crisp? How about chewy? Flat or a nice big fat dome? So many choices. So many flavours. Cookies can be complicated if you know what I mean.
Nothing beats a fresh, home baked cookie. When I was a kid, this was the perfect after school treat. I was one of the lucky kids who had a mom that baked. We never had bought cookies or cakes in our house. When we had bake sales at school (yes, I am dating myself here), she had no problem whipping something up every time.
Unfortunately today, people are so busy, things are different these days. Baking in most households is more of a treat than ever. If you are my age, you might think that the “slower pace” of our childhood years weren’t that bad after all. We may not have had all the cell phones, shopping malls and fast food restaurants, but we did have dinner together as a family each night, and lots of wonderful homemade food to eat.
PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE
I can honestly say I don’t know of one person that does not love this classic flavour combo. Do you? How could you not think it is one of those perfect pairings?
This tasty combination can be used in so many recipes. From breakfast to dessert, and snacks in between, peanut butter and chocolate will get your taste buds watering. Reese’s really know what they are doing. Have you tried my cupcakes?
Now, when it comes to cookies, these Peanut Butter Reverse Chocolate Cookies are in a league all their own. A little labour intensive, but so worth the effort. These cookies will have your guests wanting to take leftovers home (if there are any). Most people cannot eat just one.
COOKIES or BROWNIES?
Do you have a preference? These cookies are a cross between cookies and brownies. Thick, rich, chewy and oh so addictive. If you have a bit of time to spare, I really suggest you give these a try.
The first time I made them, they were for a Father’s Day dinner get together. Party perfect since the recipe makes a nice large batch of big cookies. I don’t recall any leftovers either.
This time I made them for our annual Labour Day BBQ, and again they were the hit of the party. We did have some leftovers this time. I was tempted to put them in the freezer so I could sneak myself a treat now and then. What a nice little delicious gem to have with a latte on a weekday afternoon.
Okay, let’s talk about the labour intensive part. I don’t want to scare you from making these totally addictive treats. If you bake cookies, you will be a pro at this. Seriously these are so much easier than baking and frosting a cake.
So, what you have to do is mix the 2 different batters, and let them chill in the fridge (VERY important step here) for at least 2 hours. This is the perfect time to go out to brunch (like I did) then come back home and bake.
When the batter is ready, roll each flavour into balls (like 36 of each kind). I find this is the fastest and easiest way to make these cookies. Then you take 1 ball of each flavour and create a larger (2 flavoured) ball. Look at the photos, you will see what I mean.
Bake, cool and enjoy! See it isn’t as hard as you think. Chilling the batter is the longest part. Eating these is the EASY part!
So if you want to impress your family and friends, I guarantee hands down these Peanut Butter Reverse Chocolate Cookies will do it!
In case you would like another divine peanut butter chocolate combo, Extremely Addictive Milk Chocolate Peanut Bites are to die for. A no bake treat that will disappear in a flash.
What’s your favourite peanut butter and chocolate treat?
Peanut Butter Reverse Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate Cookie Dough:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp peanut butter extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 cups cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature butter)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 tsp chocolate extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
For the Chocolate Dough:
- Cream butter and sugars using a hand mixer.
- Beat in egg and peanut butter extract. Be sure to scrape down sides of the bowl when needed.
- In a bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
- Slowly combine wet and dry ingredients. Dough will be thick.
- Using a spoon or spatula, mx in milk.
- Fold in peanut butter chips. Set dough aside.
For the Peanut Butter Dough:
- Cream butter and sugars using a hand or stand mixer.
- Add peanut butter, egg and chocolate extract. Be sure to scrap down the sides of the bowl when needed.
- In a bowl combine, flour, baking soda and salt.
- Slowly combine wet and dry ingredients.
- Fold in chocolate chips. Set dough aside.
- CHILL both doughs for 2 HOURS ***This is an important step***
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray or line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
- Remove doughs from fridge.
- Take approx. tbsp of each dough (one at a time) and roll into a ball.
- Put the two balls together and make 1 large ball.
- Place on prepared cookie sheet, and bake for approx. 15 minutes. Let cool slightly, and transfer to cooling rack***Cookies will look under baked*** They will finish baking and firm up while cooling.