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Sunday, June 28, 2009

SMS: Not So Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies (Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies)



This Sunday, Megan of My Baking Adventures chose our recipe for the Sweet Melissa Sundays baking group. Her choice was Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies.. ooooh. It sounded delicious to me, but I knew the BF wouldn't love the Cherry component, and I knew he probably would love them all that much anyway because he isn't so into the super chocolately stuff. So, I halved the recipe and omitted the Dried Cherries. To eliminate some of the Double-Chocolatiness, I used Peanut Butter Chips in place of half of the chocolate chips the recipe called for.

The dough came together very quickly and painlessly. I was a little scared about my chocolate substitution like many other SMS Bakers since I couldn't seem to find Dutch processed cocoa like the original recipe calls for, but my regular ol' cocoa did just fine.


Please excuse Dan's fingernails, he's very self-conscious about it. Right before this photograph was taken, he was repotting some plants out front, but I forced him to eat a cookie right away.

The final result? Amazing. I followed the SMS bakers' advice to watch the cookies carefully before the 15 minute mark the book suggests to avoid overbaking. I checked at 13 and they were just about done. The cookies are chocolately, but not too chocolatey. Since I avoided overbaking, they are moist and not too dense, very Brownie-like. And the Peanut Butter chips were an excellent addition.

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24 comments:

Hornedfroggy said...

Oooh, peanut butter! Now THAT would have been good! There are so many different things you can add in to this dough - it's great! :)

Spike said...

love the peanut butter chips! good sub

Megan said...

Peanut butter? And chocolate? You are my hero. Seriously.

So glad you liked them - and don't feel bad, I left out the cherries too!

Flourchild said...

Great idea to add PB chips, Yum. Oh man do your cookies look tasty. Im glad you liked this recipe!

notmicrowavesafe said...

The peanut butter was a great idea! And I love the melty chocolate and soft inside of the cookie in your picture. Lovely job!

Jessica said...

Yum! The peanut butter sounds like it was a great addition to these cookies. They look absolutely delish!

Tracey said...

Great substitution!! I bet these would be fantastic with peanut butter chips. They look delicious!

Sarah said...

The peanut butter chips sound (and look) amazing! I'll have to give that a try...

apparentlyjessy said...

You are definitely the Queen of Cookies! They always turn out looking so delicious!


(I really wouldn't have noticed the nails if you hadn't pointed them out...the gooey cookie inside was way too distracting!)

Pamela said...

PB chips were definitely a nice sub. They look incredibly good!

Donna-FFW said...

Perfect substitution.. they sound wonderful.

finsmom said...

Great twist on the recipe! My hubby isnt into cherries either :)

Tami said...

Great picture! The gooey chocolate mixed with peanut butter sounds and looks delicious! YUM!

margot said...

Yum, I love peanut butter and chocolate together; they look soo good!

Kerstin said...

I've been drooling over these all day, yours look so good with PB chips - yum!

Stacy said...

I heart ANYTHING peanut butter and chocolate so when I saw this post I was literally weak in the knees!!! They look totally delicious!!!

karen said...

Chocolate & PB!!! My husband would love you -- i have to try that next time now!

pinkstripes said...

Your cookies look great! The PB chips must have been delicious.

Joy said...

Hi Stephanie!

How are you? Your cookies came out fabulous- I love the chocolate/peanut butter combo, great idea! I'm glad you and your BF enjoyed them.

I'd love for you to stop by my site if you have a chance to take a look at my cookies too! Have a wonderful rest of your week and I hope to talk again after we make the next SMS recipe :)

-Joy

Ingrid said...

I'm not a big cookie person and even less so on chocolate but they do look pretty good and I think it was a good call adding the PB chips!
~ingrid

Risa said...

These sound much better than cherry to me! You are brilliant.

Stacy said...

Stephanie - Could you contact me through my blog please? YOU WON the Martha Cupcake book!!! CONGRATS!!!!!

Sweetie said...

that's a great substitution. white chocolate would also be nice.

ha! the comment about the soil on his nails gave me a chuckle. i thought it was cocoa!

Patrizia said...

OMG I must try these!

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