Deep dish chocolate peanut butter cookies – for two!
We know Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but here we are with a dessert for two! How many nights are you snuggled into the couch, having finished dinner and dishes but you’re left wishing you had something sweet? You don’t feel like making an entire batch of cookies or cake and the mess that comes along with it. This dessert satisfies your sweet tooth without the dishes or the leftovers to sneak for breakfast the following day. All you need is a small bowl and two ramekins. Minimal cleanup, big reward.
These cookies come together in just minutes and can be baked in a convection toaster oven. Warm and straight out of the oven, these cookies have a crispy outside and a soft gooey center that is just to die for. Though it is not a large dessert, it is rich and chocolatey and satisfies that sweet tooth craving. Enjoy them with ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate, or caramel sauce. If you’re up for it, all the above!
3 tbs unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup of light or dark brown sugar
1 egg yolk
½ tsp vanilla
¼ cup + 2 tbs all-purpose flour (can substitute GF flour)
Pinch of salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup chocolate and peanut butter chips
Sprinkling of sea salt (optional)
Ice cream of your choice
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Melt 3 tbs of butter and then combine with the brown sugar. Add the egg and the vanilla, mix until smooth.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda and give a quick stir. Combine the flour mixture with the butter brown sugar mixture and stir until smooth. Stir in chocolate and peanut butter chips. Divide between two 8-ounce ramekins and sprinkle with sea salt (optional).
Bake for 18-20 minutes. We take ours out right at 18 minutes as we prefer and underbaked, ooey gooey center!
Serve warm with topping of your choice.
Olivia and Caroline are enthusiastic foodies and bakers who are constantly in the kitchen, as well as explorers who create their own adventures in our area – and did we mention they are mother and daughter? Follow Olivia on Instagram to see her many creations at @oliviawvalentine.