Recipe adapted from What Megan’s Making
Have you made any resolutions yet? Broken any already? If losing weight, eating healthy and giving up baked goods and junk food are on your list of resolutions you may want to leave now. It’s not that I really want you to leave, but I know how much these will tempt you. The thought of them will torment you until you finally break down and make them, and then proceed to eat a dozen of them like I did!
Ok so maybe it was only 10, but you get the picture.
I don’t really know how you can NOT love these. Cookies that taste like cookie dough. Pure heaven, right? I mean my favorite part of making cookies is eating the dough! I will be honest and admit that the first time I made these the dough was very crumbly and impossible to form into a cookie. After doing some research and looking at the comments on Megan’s site I discovered that adding a little extra peanut butter solves that problem pretty quickly.
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to not overbake these, because it is easy to do (I know because I did)! Even being slightly overbaked these were still amazing, so I can’t wait to try them again. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Dough Balls
½ cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
¾ cup peanut butter
½ cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt
½ cup cake flour*
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk chocolate chips
*If you don’t have cake flour place 1 Tbsp of cornstarch in a ½ cup measuring cup, then fill the rest with all purpose flour*
In a large bowl beat together butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, powdered sugar and vanilla. In a separate smaller bowl combine baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flours. Slowly add this to the peanut butter mixture and combine until a dough forms. Stir in the chocolate chips. If the mixture is too crumbly (which mine was initially) add more peanut butter. Place dough in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Form dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. DO NOT overbake. They will still look soft and dough-like when you remove them from the oven. Cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then place on a wire cooling rack to cool completely.