This cookie recipe was adapted from a recipe Jon found online many years ago. It's the most perfect chocolate chunk cookie you could ever find. They're a nice thick, chewy cookie. While I admit there's some merit in a thin, crispy/chewy chocolate chip, the overload of semi-sweet chocolate and creamy, salty peanut butter, make these absolutely the best cookies ever.
Jon tells me he used to bake these for his roommates, Heidi and Andrew, when they were in college. Apparently they were quite avid bakers, and would frequently have bake-offs to determine who could craft the best pies, pizzas and desserts! While I'm sure everyone won at the end of those contests, I've proven to be the ultimate victor because I now have access to Jon's treasure trove of amazing, kitchen-tested recipes.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 T vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chunks
- 1/2 cup real peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 325. Melt butter in a saucepan and set aside to cool.
- Add all dry ingredients except the chocolate chips in a mixer with the paddle attachment, mix for a minute to combine.
- Add all wet ingredients and mix for a minute to further combine.
- Add chocolate chips and mix for 10 seconds until incorporated.
- Grease a cookie sheet, or use parchment paper.
- Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, scoop cookie mixture onto the cookie sheet so that they are an inch apart.
- Bake for 15 - 17 minutes. Allow to cool if you have the self control.
Number of servings (yield): 12