Last week my friend, Jessica, posted a fantastic recipe in the comments section of my Experimenting with Trader Joe’s Peanut Flour post.
Did any of you see it? It’s a recipe for chocolate chip cookies made with added peanut flour and Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels. They have a delicious peanutty flavor that harmonizes with the chocolate chips. The pretzels give the cookies a nice salty note and crunch that contrasts with the chewy cookie texture.
It is too good a recipe to let go undetected by other readers, so I am featuring it in this post (with Jessica’s blessing – thanks Jessica!)
Check out her new site also. She’s opening a cute crafts space/store for kids in Durham, NC. Jessica is a talented artist and amazing baker. For my baby shower in 2004 she made me the most gorgeous chocolate cake which she decorated by creating some illustrations from my books – out of white chocolate!
We saved the little pieces of chocolate art for a year and ate them while celebrating the anniversary of Jamie’s birth – his first birthday.
Now years later, my “baby” helps me bake goodies in the kitchen. He and I made Jessica’s cookies to bring to his Didi and Mimette’s (grandparents’) house this past weekend, where they were happily devoured.
After playing in the snow, these cookies hit the spot. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Cookies
2 sticks butter
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1 T vanilla
3/4 t baking powder
2 c flour
1/2 c peanut flour
2 c peanut butter pretzels
1 c chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream butter and sugars together in a stand mixer until fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla, beat again.
- Whisk together baking powder and flours together in another bowl. Slowing add this to batter while mixer is on lowest setting.
- Add peanut butter pretzels and chocolate chips. Stir until evenly incorporated.
- Roll into 1″ sized balls and flatten on a baking sheet lined with parchment or Silpat liners leaving about 2″ in between cookies.
- Bake in oven for about 14 minutes, switching positions of pans halfway through.
- Cool on sheets for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.