Monday, June 18, 2012

Brown Butter Double Peanut and Chocolate Cookie | Secret Recipe Club



It is that time again – the Secret Recipe Club reveal for group C. I guess the word is more or less out for what the Secret Recipe Club is all about, but just in case you are in the dark, let me shed some light. The Secret Recipe Club is a group of avid food bloggers who are paired up once a month with a fellow food blogger from the group. You peruse through their blog to choose a favorite recipe that catches your eye to make. Then on the big reveal day, you see who was given your blog and the person you were paired up gets to see your take on their recipe. Check out the Secret Recipe Club link to learn more.

For June, I was paired up with Chelsy from Mangia, which mean simply “Eat” in Italian. As you might assume from the name of her blog, Chelsy is from an Italian family and gained her love for cooking from when she was a kid. She states that she learned to make meatballs prior to learning how to ride a bike – that is someone who loves cooking. Chelsy is a 20 something certified personal trainer living in Texas and simply loves cooking. Her greatest inspiration for starting this blog was for her sister who has celiac disease and Chelsy wanted to create gluten free delights that would be similar to the non-gluten free version. All in all Chelsy enjoys life and tries to make people happy through her cooking – looks like she is succeeding.


After browsing through all of Chelsy’s wonderful recipes, I was drawn to her Brown Butter Peanut Butter Chip Cookies. Okay – who doesn’t love brown butter? Quite frankly, it is one of the best things on earth. The pure nutty taste is just simply sublime. Most often, I will add brown butter to butternut squash ravioli with toasted sage and parmesan cheese. I have never experienced it in a cookie, so that completely intrigued me to try this recipe.

Next I contemplated how I can add my own spin on these little delights. I thought why not add the “chocolate component” , especially since peanut butter and chocolate are a natural pairing. I added chocolate chips to the mix along with dipping each cookie in a bath of chocolate. The result was a perfect 2 to 3 bite of pure heaven. Thank you Chelsy for a wonderful recipe!


Brown Butter Double Peanut and Chocolate Cookies

Makes approximate 4 ½ dozen cookies

1 Cup Butter (2 sticks)
½ Cup Sugar
1 ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
2/3 Cup Peanut Butter, Creamy Style
1 T. Vanilla
3 C. All purpose Flour
1 ½ t. Baking soda
¾ t. Salt
1 Cup Peanut Butter Chips
1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat on the stove and melt the butter. Continue to watch the butter, so it doesn’t burn. It will begin to foam and start to brown. Once the butter has reached a nice brown color and has a nutty aroma, remove from the heat. Pour the brown butter into a bowl and refrigerate until solid.

Using a stand mixer, cream together the brown butter, both sugars and peanut butter. Scrape as needed. Add each egg until incorporated. Now add the vanilla, baking soda and salt and mix well. Slowly add the flour until all three cups are added and dough is well mixed. Fold in the peanut butter and chocolate chips until combined.

Use a small one inch ice cream scoop to produce uniform cookies. Use either a non-stick or parchment paper on the baking sheets.

Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown on the outside and slightly gooey on the inside. Let cool on a wire rack.

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
3 Tablespoons Shortening

Place both ingredients into a glass bowl and heat in the microwave for one minute. Remove and stir until combined. Dip half of each cookie and place on wire rack to let dry and harden.








34 comments:

  1. OOOOOOO Lisa! You hit it out of the park with choosing the recipe! I love those cookies! Oh, and that butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sounds absolutely delicious! I love how you dipped the cookies in chocolate and added the chocolate chips...I will have to try that next time! Thanks for the lovely write up! Hope you throughly enjoyed those cookies!
    xo,
    Chelsy

    MANGIA!!!

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  2. These look delicious! I love that you dipped them in chocolate. They look amazing!

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  3. Yum! These look so good...I love brown butter cookies :)

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  4. These look so good I can practically smell them baking!

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  5. I really think you're going to get the most hits this month for group C! This was the first one that drew me in, but then again, it could be my personal tastes (LOVE brown butter, LOVE cookies, LOVE pb & chocolate-lol). These look so beautiful, nice and puffy and I can just imagine the wonderful flavor. Good call adding chocolate!

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  6. These look fabulous. If you are searching for you had YOU - it was me. Come check out my post....

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2012/06/german-chocolate-cracker-candy-secret.html

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  7. Yum, these look so tasty! Love the idea of dipping the cookies in chocolate...makes them feel so special!

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  8. These look so good, Lisa! I love brown butter, and I adore chocolate and peanut butter. Perfection!

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  9. OK, my mouth is watering. I'm totally bookmarking this and saving for a rainy day. Or for tomorrow, either way.

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  10. What decadent cookies. You picked a great recipe for SRC.

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  11. These look amazing!!! You hit it out of the park :)

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  12. Yummmmm!!! I love that you dipped them in chocolate too. Makes them all the more decadent. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Glad to be in group C with you. :D

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  13. Wow, you win!! I had Chelsys blog a few months ago. I made browned butter cookies--but dipping them in chocolate. Be still my heart! Delicious to a new level!

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  14. Great job, Lisa...these look SO good! I love choc and PB together!!

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  15. Chocolate and peanut butter is always a winning combination and the cookies look extra special with the half dip.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Candied Popcorn.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  16. I think your little tweak to this recipe is perfect, never enough chocolate!
    I'm so happy to pin this one Lisa;-)

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  17. I made a similar recipe and these ARE delicious. Great SRC post.

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  18. Yum! The brown butter with the peanut butter sounds like heaven!

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  19. Peanut butter and chocolate AND browned butter? And more chocolate? Dang!

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  20. These Peanut Cookies look especially good! And dipped in chocolate..yummy!

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  21. These are just beautiful! And so many of my favorite ingredients.

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  22. The only thing I can think of that would make peanut butter and chocolate better is...brown butter! Yum! These are just lovely.

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  23. Lisa those look incredibly tasty! I love how you made it..I want one with my coffee right now!:))

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  24. You always know how to take a recipe and make it even better. These cookies are positively elegant!

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  25. These would have been my choice too and you always put such a great spin on things. I hope you aren't getting over heated over there, I'm so glad it cooled a bit. I hope you aren't working too hard either.
    -GIna-

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  26. I feel desperate to have one (or two) right now. I just woke up and I was thinking that this would be a very nice breakfast now.

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  27. I have a chocolate chip eanut butter cookie recipe I absolutely love already, but to brown the butter and dip them would be taking them to a whole new level entirely. These look fantastic!

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  28. Brown butter might be the only thing that could improve a peanut butter cookie. Well, that and chocolate!! Delicious!

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  29. brown butter, peanut butter and chocolate all in one cookie! These look and sound like a cookie made by my own heart! Love love them!

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  30. I've always thought this was such a fun idea and have done something like it only once, but years ago. Love your choice. Nothing makes peanut butter like chocolate :) But you had me at the mention of browned butter with butternut squash and sage in the middle of the sweets! Nice.

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  31. Maybe because I'm not much of a baker I rarely see cookies that are dipped in chocolate like these. I LOVE IT! How come we don't see them often?! I know I need to lose some weight but I will not be able to skip 2-3 cookies... Brown butter is also another thing I recently learned. :-) Love this, Lisa!

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