Salty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Oh! Yum! I have a nephew who I'm pretty sure thinks I'm synonymous with chocolate chip cookies...this is my way of winning his heart.  I'm going to visit him soon so I had to bake some cookies so he'll still love me.  Peanut butter and salt sounded good.  These were either going to turn out really bad or really good.  Luckily it was the latter.  Try to eat just one...I dare you.


Salty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs, room temperature is best
2 generous tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 11.5oz package Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks
fine sea salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat.

Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer beat butter, peanut butter, and sugars until creamy.  This will take longer than you expect.  Step away from the mixer.  When you return add the eggs one at a time.  Once incorporated add the honey, water, and vanilla.  Reduce the mixer to low and slowly add the flour mixture.  Take time to let the flour get fully mixed in before adding more.  Once all the flour is in and well combined fold in the full bag of chocolate chunks.  Don't mix these in on high or the chunks will break apart.

Plop (yes, that's the technical word) spoonfuls of the dough onto your cookie sheet. Don't try to make them perfect or pretty. You should be able to bake a dozen at a time depending on size and get 2 - 3 dozen cookies.

Sprinkle the cookies with fine sea salt.

Bake at 375 for 10 minutes or until the cookies appear a golden brown.  Remove to a cooling rack and let cool for as long as you can resist eating them.  Enjoy.


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