Continuing my cookie making binge I made some delicious double chocolate peanut butter chip cookies! Peanut butter is one of those ingredients that can be used in so many versatile ways. The history of peanut butter is one that is often discredited to  George Washington Carver.

Peanut butter was actually invented in 1884 by Marcellus Gilmore Edson when created the first peanut paste. He created the paste by pressing roasted peanuts between two heated surfaces. While he may have come up with the idea for peanut paste, but  Dr. Ambrose Straub created the peanut butter making machine in 1903.

You may be wondering “ why does everyone think George Washington Carver invented Peanut butter?” Well, he did not invent it but he did help establish peanut butter as a nutritious staple and did a lot of work to help aid the progression of this healthy snack.

How do you like to enjoy your peanut butter? I love to eat peanut butter with celery sticks and in a classic PBJ sandwich!!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup of cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large egg, room temp.
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark unsweetend cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup Nestle peanut butter and chocolate chips

Directions

For the cookies

  1. Heat oven to 410 degrees.
  2. Mix together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 mins. Add eggs one at a time, mix well.
  3. Add the cocoa, cake flour, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt into the mixer and mix until just combined. Stir in the chunks.
  4. Place the dough in the fridge for 15 mins to chill.
  5. Line a baking pan and scoop out 8 balls of equal size, each ball should be 4.3 oz.
  6. Place 4 of the balls on the lined sheet and then place some chocolate chips on top. Place each ball 2 inches apart. Bake the cookies for 10-11 mins. Allow the cookies to cool for 15-20 mins. or the cookie will fall apart. Tasty!