Wholemeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 18
Peanut butter cookies made with wholemeal flour, honey and a handful of extra chocolate chunks because I couldn't resist. I can't really describe them better than Tara herself: 'Chewy, tender-bellied and crunchily edged. Perfect.'
  • 65g plain white flour
  • 60g wholemeal flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 200g chunky natural peanut butter
  • 115 unsalted butter, softened
  • 140g light brown sugar
  • 70g granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g milk and dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C. Line 2 - 3 baking trays with parchment paper, depending on their size.
  2. in a bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder and salt. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the peanut butter and butter until light and fluffy, about one minute.
  3. Add both sugars and honey and beat on high speed for minutes, scraping down the sides as needed. Add the egg and vanilla, beating again to combine, then fold in the dry ingredients and chocolate.
  4. Roll the dough into balls, about 2 tbsp each then place on a baking sheet and freeze for 10 - 15 minutes.
  5. Divide the balls among the 3 prepared baking sheets, spacing about 5cm apart to allow for spreading. Bake 14 - 16 minutes until the cookies are crisp and golden and the edges but still slightly soft in the middle.
  6. Allow to cool on the trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Will keep in an airtight container for several days (if they last that long!).
I found the dough a little too soft to shape into balls immediately so popped it in the fridge for 15 minutes to firm up before doing so. I also found they took closer to 14 minutes in my oven for crisp, tender-bellied perfection. And I added the chocolate chunks. Otherwise the recipe is true to Tara's!
Recipe by thelittleloaf at https://www.thelittleloaf.com/2015/07/21/wholemeal-peanut-butter-chocolate-chunk-cookies/