"Dark Chocolate Dreams" Peanut Butter Cookies with "The Bee's Knees" Caramel Drizzle
 
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Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • Cookie:
  • 1.5 Cups - All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup - Cocoa Powder
  • ½ Tsp - Baking Soda
  • ½ cup (1 Stick) - Salted Butter (Room Temp.)
  • ½ cup - Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • ⅓ Cup - Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter
  • 1 Large Brown Egg
  • 1 Tsp - Vanilla Extract
  • 3 TBSP - Milk
  • Drizzle:
  • ¼ Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Cup - Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ Cup (Approximately) - Peanut Butter & Co. The Bee's Knees Peanut Butter
Instructions
  1. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder & baking soda then set aside.
  2. Using a mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the room temperature butter on high until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the sugars and peanut butter and reduce to medium. Continue mixing until combined.
  4. Add in the egg and vanilla and continue to mix.
  5. Once combined, with the mixer turned off, add the bowl of dry ingredients.
  6. On low, finish combining the ingredients, then slowly add in the milk increasing speed to medium.
  7. Chill dough for 45-60 minutes before forming the cookie balls.
  8. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F while dough chills.
  9. Form large balls (makes 18 total), placing 9 on each baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 12 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven, gently press down on the tops to flatten the cookies, and allow to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  12. While cooling, melt the sugar for the drizzle in a heavy pan over medium heat.
  13. Gently stir while sugar begins to turn a rich golden brown.
  14. Remove from heat and add the cream.
  15. Return to stove and continue to simmer until caramel has melted.
  16. Add in the peanut butter and stir until smooth.
  17. Immediately drizzle over cookies and allow to set before serving.
  18. (Optional) VERY lightly sprinkle each cookie with medium fine sea salt.
Recipe by Exploring Food & Drink in D.C. at https://www.epicureandc.com/dark-chocolate-dreams-peanut-butter-cookies-with-the-bees-knees-caramel-drizzle-sponsored-by-peanut-butter-co/