Thursday, August 13, 2015

PB Chocolate Chip Dunkers

My mother always said, "there's two sides to everything."  Well, when I purchased this pan that is for making Granola Bars, that adage came back to me yesterday and I decided to revamp my chocolate chip cookie recipe and bake them in this unique pan.
I found this pan at Williams Sonoma and actually got it on sale (I bought 3 and sent one to my daughter and one to my Sis).  I made the recipe for granola bars the first day I bought it--and everyone loved them, but the wheels of my brain churned and I knew I'd find other uses for this pan.

First, it makes my usual cookie recipe crispier and it the perfect size for dunking into milk for those after school snacks.  Yes, another school year is around the corner kids!  I have fond memories of stopping in to my grandparents house on the way home from school, heading for the cookie jar, and telling my grandfather and grandmother all about my day.  M & C's are a perfect way to sit down with your children or grandchildren and engage in their lives:-D

PB Chocolate Chip Dippers
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 T vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup Peanut Butter* (I used Peanut Butter powder and therefore, I reduced my flour by 1/4 cup)
2 3/4 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour (if using PB powder 2 1/2 cups)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
1 pkg. Nestles' Mini Chocolate Chips

*For those with peanut allergies, omit!  You can substitute 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa.

Preheat oven to 350F-degrees.  Lightly spray granola pan with a non-stick spray.

In the stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together thoroughly, scrapping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.  Add the vanilla extract and mix once more.  Add the eggs, one at a time, scrapping down the sides as needed. If using regular peanut butter, add to the mixture now, otherwise, add the powdered peanut butter with the dry ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients and mini chocolate chips and mix on low speed until thoroughly combined.
Use a small scoop to measure out the amount for the pan openings.
Use your fingers to press the mixture into the openings.

Bake in the preheated for 10-11 minutes (until golden brown).  Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes before transferring dunkers to a rack to cool completely
This recipe made 4 dozen cookies...enough to last you almost 1 week of school:-D Enjoy!   

13 comments:

  1. These cookies make me want to bake. It's been so hot that I've not had the urge, although the humidity has been better the last couple days. I doubt they would last a week in my home! xoxo ♥

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  2. Susan, I received my apron yesterday. It is beautiful and so well made. I am wearing aprons again thanks to you. I loved the little card you made. Thank you so very much. Do you sell your aprons?

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    1. I don't sell my aprons -- they're gifts, but the pattern is called 4-square apron that you can find on-line. I'm glad you loved it...enjoy!

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  3. What a fun pan! Tiger has mentioned me making cookies for him as an after school snack! This might be the one!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  4. What a practical baking pan! And I love those delicious dunkers, Susan.

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    1. Grands coming next week--lots of dunking ahead!

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  5. what a fun little cookie!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love my birthday gift and made the granola bars right away! I also thought it would be great to make bar cookies and of course, you proved it to be so!! Can't wait to try your recipe!

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  7. How fantastic is this Susan.....I adore your ideas! I have noted this recipe for the beginning of Autumn baking....love it!!!!

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  8. My kind of cookie...I must admit, I love dunking! Thanks for your comment on my latest post. I know you are in the process of building a tree house...or is it complete?

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  9. Yes, I think you should visit me and bake these while you are here!! :)

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