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Last Minute Holiday Gifts: Dark Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Cookies

December 17, 2010

Wow, cookies are in abundance this time of year, and instead of racking my brain trying to create something new to give as holiday gifts, I decided to go back to a tried and true favorite. Dark Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Cookies are so incredibly fabulous. This recipe is adapted from a “Cooking Light” recipe that I have made many times. What I love about it is that it is lightened up a bit since it has no butter. Instead, it uses Canola oil, water and egg whites. These cookies come out soft and moist with just a hint of peanut butter. Feel free to substitute semisweet chocolate chips or even mini chocolate chips if you like. These are great to give as gifts to neighbors and teachers as well as to leave out for Santa on Christmas eve.

Dark Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: about 3 dozen
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
21/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl, beating with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.

3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.


22 Responses to “Last Minute Holiday Gifts: Dark Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Cookies”
December, 17 2010at 08:21 am
I am making these! Dark chocolate and peanut butter is just the best.
Tracy says:
December, 18 2010at 11:17 pm
There's nothing better than the tried-and-true! These look wonderful!
Lisa says:
December, 20 2010at 01:45 am
There's nothing wrong with an old favorite, especially with it has peanut butter and chocolate (the two best things in the world).
December, 17 2010at 09:17 am
Thanks for lightening up my favorite cookie!! These look great girl :) XO
Tammy says:
December, 17 2010at 12:55 pm
OMG these look heavenly!
Stephanie says:
December, 17 2010at 12:57 pm
Alison, I can't wait to make these. Perfect for my holiday cookie swap next week. Thanks so much
Lisa says:
December, 17 2010at 01:01 pm
These sound great, and awesome photo. I could grab one out of that cute container
Linda says:
December, 17 2010at 01:06 pm
This has to be m favorite cookie combination! Can't wait to make these this weekend
Rachel says:
December, 17 2010at 01:21 pm
I love this combination - classic.
Francie says:
December, 17 2010at 01:23 pm
These are a huge wow. Headed to the grocery store ASAP
HollyL says:
December, 17 2010at 01:30 pm
YUM! These look so good.. I LOVE dark chocolate!
Julie says:
December, 17 2010at 03:21 pm
Love that these have no butter and use dark chocolate. I can always can't on you to reduce calories and fat but not sacrifise flavor
Christine says:
December, 20 2010at 01:47 am
I made these today for a holiday cookie swap party and they were a hit! Thanks for sharing! Yum!
December, 20 2010at 08:38 pm
Yum, these look delish! I love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter! Will def have to try these!
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November, 30 2011at 11:35 am
Sounds like a great cookie. Love that it's Cooking Light.
Elana says:
December, 11 2012at 04:27 am
Can I use less sugar or will that ruin the cookies? They look really good and am definitely going to try them
December, 11 2012at 11:08 am
I think you can reduce it slightly with no problem
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