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Salted Peanut Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies

A peanut butter spin on my favorite New York Times chocolate chip cookies.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Resting time 23 hours 30 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 30 to 32 cookies
Calories 339 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • ounces bread flour (2 cups )
  • ounces cake flour (2 cups + 2 tablespoons )
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoons salt
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • cups unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 10 ounces light brown sugar (1⅓ cups )
  • 8 ounces granulated sugar (1 cup + 2 tablespoons )
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups mini peanut butter cups, halved (8-ounce)
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup peanut butter chips
  • Fleur de sel for sprinkling
US Customary - Metric

Directions

  1. Whisk both flours, the baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a medium bowl; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and peanut butter together on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add both sugars and continue beating on medium speed until very light, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined, then beat in the vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and peanut butter cups by hand until evenly distributed.
  4. Press plastic wrap against dough and refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours. Dough may be used in batches, and can be refrigerated for up to 72 hours.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  6. Divide the dough into 2½-ounce balls and place on the prepared baking sheet, leaving at least 2 inches of space between the cookies. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt then bake for about 15-17 minutes, or until the edges are set and golden brown.
  7. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes before removing the cookies to the rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough (be sure to allow the baking sheet to cool between batches or use additional baking sheets). The cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

Note: Please note that while I do provide the cup equivalents in the recipe above per reader feedback, I HIGHLY recommend weighing the ingredients for this particular recipe.

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Salted Peanut Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 252mg11%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.