Peanut Butter and Chocolate Crunch Cookies

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Crunch Cookies IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Crunch Cookies IMAGE

A crunchy chocolate topping adds a whole new level of deliciousness to the winning combo of chocolate and peanut butter.

  • Portion size 60 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2015

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 180 6 semisweet chocolate (about 6 1/2 oz) melted
  • 3 chocolate-covered candy bars (such as Crispy Crunch) finely chopped

Method

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in peanut butter and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk flour with salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions, just until combined. If necessary, knead gently to form smooth dough. Divide dough into thirds. Working with one-third at a time, place dough on large piece of plastic wrap. Covering loosely with plastic wrap, shape into 8-inch (20 cm) long log; twist ends of plastic wrap to seal. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze in airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before continuing with recipe.)

Trim ends of logs; slice dough into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick rounds, reshaping as needed. Arrange, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until light golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on pans for 2 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Spread 1/2 tsp of the melted chocolate over each cookie; sprinkle candy bars over top. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes.

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Sodium 20 mg
  • Sugars 6 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 86.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 8 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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