One of my favorite flavor combinations ever is peanut butter and white chocolate. It’s not nearly as popular as the pairing of dark or milk chocolate and peanut butter, but it really is an amazing one. It’s been a while since I’ve made peanut butter cookies, which was about all the excuse I needed to whip up some White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. Oh my, grab some milk and get ready to dig in.
These are exactly what I love in a peanut butter cookie. Lots of peanut butter flavor, balanced out with the sweet creaminess of white chocolate and a combo of a little dry and kind of moist. I’ve always liked my peanut butter treats to have that slightly dry in a good way quality to them. These do just that.
I was hoping that these cookies would be a match up of our all time favorite chocolate based peanut butter cup cookies with a twist on the flavors, a white chocolate version. Dense, rich, chewy and delicious. Mission accomplished! These are so similar to our favorite recipe but in white chocolate. Woohoo!
This recipe, which I adapted from That Winsome Girl, does have some slight variations on regular cookie recipes. It uses cold butter, cut up into cubes, as well as cornstarch, so take note of those two factors before getting started. These cookies don’t spread out the way most do and instead hold a shape pretty close to what you put onto your cookie sheet. I also froze my white chocolate peanut butter cups prior to baking them into the cookies. They can melt so quickly, that freezing them helps them to hold up a bit better while baking. You don’t have to do that, but I do recommend it. I tend to keep my chocolate based candies in the fridge or freezer in the summer, so it makes it easy to have them cold and ready to go for baking.
Struggle to measure peanut butter? A bit of cooking spray in your measuring cup makes it much easier.
While I call for one cup of chips and one cup of peanut butter cups in the recipe, feel free to vary those to suit your tastes. And if you are not a white chocolate fan, by all means, go with regular chocolate in these. Or dark chocolate, my favorite. Or heck, mix it up and use both! Either way, if you love peanut butter and chocolate, whip up some version of these. Share them with friends and let them rave about how great they are. Or just find a spot to hide and enjoy them yourself (just grab some milk first, nothing ruins hiding for cookies like having to sneak out for the milk!).
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