Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Holiday Goodies

For the ultimate chocolate/peanut butter experience, try these Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs. This recipe by Ina Garten is chock full of yummy ingredients that you may change or omit to suit your taste.

    6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter
    12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, divided
    2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
    2 large eggs
    1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
    2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    3/4 cup sugar
    1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    1 cup whole walnut halves (not chopped)
    1 cup whole pecan halves (not chopped)
    2/3 cup peanut butter chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a few sheet pans with parchment paper.

In a bowl set over simmering water, melt the butter, 6 ounces of the chocolate chips, and the unsweetened chocolate, stirring occasionally, until just melted. Remove from the heat and cool for 15 minutes.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or a hand-held mixer, beat the eggs, coffee powder and vanilla until combined. Add the sugar, raise the speed to medium-high, and beat for 2 minutes, until the batter is thick and falls back on itself in a ribbon.

With the mixer on low, slowly add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture. Combine the 1/3 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and fold it into the chocolate mixture with a rubber spatula.

In another bowl, combine the walnuts, pecans, peanut butter chips, the remaining 6 ounces of chocolate chips, and the tablespoon of flour and fold it into the chocolate mixture. With 2 soup spoons or a small ice cream scoop, drop rounded mounds of batter 1 inch apart onto the prepared sheet pans. Bake for 15 minutes exactly. Cool on the baking sheets for 20 minutes then enjoy!

These blogs are participating in this year's cookie exchange.

selkie  (blog here, recipe here)

From Hermione's Heart


Roz said...

Hi Hermione,

Oh yum, these look and sound awesome. Thank you for sharing the recipe.


Jz said...

Oh, my!
Chocolate and peanut butter and a cookie called Glob!
What could be better?

Thanks for the recipe... AND for playing along!

Unknown said...

Sounds delicious, Hermione! AND you gave me an idea........;-)

messymimi said...

There is nothing better than chocolate, unless it is chocolate with peanut butter added. Thank you for sharing this one!

Same sassy girl said...
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Same sassy girl said...

Hiya Hermione! These cookies look so tasty! I wanted to reach into the screen to get a glob! So fun exchanging with you. Happy Holidays! - Sassy

Baker said...

Yummy looking cookies, so happy you shared this recipe!

olivia said...

Wow, those sound fabulous! I knew when I read something about putting the bowl over a pan of boiling water that it was a bit advanced for my skill set, but I can still dream!! 💜

Lindy Thomas said...

Hermione just reading this is making my mouth water. Will have to add them to my list of cookies to bake. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Lindy xx

ronnie said...

I love cookies. I would have to leave out the peanut butter not a fan.