Summer is supposedly on its way – I just wish it would stop raining! So to cheer you up here’s my summery Triple Choc and Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe, to get you in the mood for sun, sand, and flip flops!
The best things in life should come in 3s. With a combination of white, dark, and milk chocolate these cookies work fabulously as a great summertime treat: a home-made ice cream sandwich! Take 2 of these biscuits and fill with a good vanilla or chocolate ice cream. What more could you want as the ultimate treat. Yummy!
- 125g milk and dark chocolate
- 150g plain flour
- 1 tsp of bicarbonate soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 50g Unsalted butter out of fridge 20-40 mins before needed
- 50g crunchy peanut butter
- 50g light brown sugar
- 50g caster sugar
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 300g milk, dark and white chocolate chips
Melt the 125g of milk and dark chocolate in a baine Marie until it’s liquid and glossy. Leave to cool.
Sieve the flour and all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
In the food mixer (or with a hand mixer) cream the soft butter with the sugars and peanut butter, then add the melted cooled chocolate mix completely.
With the mixer on slow speed mix the egg in and add the tsp of vanilla extract.
Add the dry ingredients on a slow speed or with a wooden spoon until just combined and then add the chocolate chips. The mixture is quite dry so feel free to add a little drizzle of milk or a little extra egg to loosen it up so the chips will mix in.
Line two flat baking trays with baking parchment. Use an ice cream scoop and scoop out equal measures of the mixture onto the lined baking trays. These are big cookies so flatten each a little with the back of a spoon or a fork.
Leave at least 5cm between each cookie to allow for spreadage!
Cook in an oven at 170 degrees Celsius for 15-20 mins testing with a sharp knife to insure they are cooked through. Leave to cool on the trays and then transfer to a wire rack.
Feel free to mix these up with different flavours, you could take out the peanut butter and change around the types of chocolate, think about adding orange zest, coffee or even a hint of chilli!