Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunkies

These gooey cookies are full of chocolate flavor.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunkies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. salted butter, softened
  • 1 c. dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 c. warm water
  • 2 tbs. jet black cocoa powder
  • 1 tbs. milk powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. mini M&Ms

Yields Approximately 1 1/2 Dozen Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunkies Dough

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix to combine. Add the vanilla and peanut butter and mix until combined. Dissolve the cocoa powder and milk powder in the water, then add to the mixture and beat to combine.

In a bowl, sift together the salt, baking powder, and flour. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and the M&Ms and mix to combine.

Take two tablespoons of dough and form dough ball before placing onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are lightly firm to the touch.

Pumpkin Pecan Cake+Biscoff Cream Cheese Frosting

This cake has brown butter, toasted pecans, and mini chocolate chips.

Pumpkin Pecan Cake+Biscoff Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 1 c. dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 c. salted butter, browned and cooled
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 15 oz. pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. toasted pecans
  • 1/2 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Frosting

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. crunchy Biscoff cookie butter
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar, sifted (optional, if you want a sweeter frosting)

Yields Approximately 24 slices

For the Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat the brown butter and brown sugar together. Scrape the bowl, then add the eggs and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and mix to combine.

In a bowl, sift together the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and flour. In two alternating additions, add the flour mixture and pumpkin puree, scraping after each addition.

Fold in the pecans and chocolate chips. Pour batter into a greased 9×13 baking pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool cake before frosting.

Pumpkin Pecan Cake+Biscoff Cream Cheese Frosting

For the Frosting

Beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, Biscoff spread, and powdered sugar and beat to combine. Spread over cooled cake and refrigerate until serving.

Pumpkin Pecan Cake+Biscoff Cream Cheese Frosting

Nutter Butter Stuffed Cookies

These peanut butter cookies have nutter butter cookies hidden inside.

Nutter Butter Stuffed Cookies Dough

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. salted butter, softened
  • 1 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 10-12 Nutter Butter cookies, broken in half
Nutter Butter Stuffed Cookies Dough

Yields Approximately 1 1/2 Dozen Cookies using two tablespoon-sized scoops of dough

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Beat the butter then add the brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl, then add the eggs and mix to combine. Add the peanut butter and vanilla extract and mix to combine.

In a bowl, sift together the salt, baking soda, and flour. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients in two additions, scraping the bowl after each addition.

Add the peanuts and chocolate chips and.mix until just combined.

Take one tablespoon of dough and place half a nutter butter cookie on top. Take another tablespoon of dough and place on top of nutter butter cookie. Seal the dough ball and place onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned.

Nutter Butter Stuffed Cookies
Nutter Butter Stuffed Cookies

Chocolate Chunkies

These cookies are loaded with goodies: brown butter, three kinds of chocolate, toffee, and tart dried cherries.

Chocolate Chunkies Dough

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. salted butter, browned
  • 1/2 c. dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs. milk powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. toffee bits
  • 1/2 c. tart dried cherries
  • 3/4 c. milk chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 c. dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 c. white chocolate, chopped

Yields Approximately 1 1/2 Dozen Cookies using two tablespoon-sized scoops of dough

Chocolate Chunkies

Ingredients

In a pan over medium heat, melt the butter, stirring frequently as the butter begins to brown. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat the butter and dark brown sugar together. Scrape the bowl, then add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix to combine.

In a bowl, sift together the milk powder, salt, baking powder, and flour. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients in two additions, scraping the bowl well after each addition. Fold in the toffee, cherries, and chocolate.

Scoop the dough onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are lightly browned on the edges.

Chocolate Chunkies

Nutter Butter Krispy Treats

Nutter Butter Krispy Treats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. salted butter
  • 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbs. coco powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 16 oz. marshmallows
  • 1 c. crushed nutter butter cookies
  • 1 c. roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 7 c. rice cereal
Nutter Butter Krispy Treats

Yields Approximately 24 bars

In a large pot, melt the butter. Add the peanut butter and coco powder. Allow to melt, then add the marshmallows. Melt the marshmallows fully,brown remove from heat. Add the vanilla extract, nutter butter cookies, peanuts, chocolate chips, and rice cereal. Stir to combine, then pour into a greased 9×13 baking pan. Allow to cool before slicing.

Texas Sheet Cake

This is a dense chocolate cake with a hint of cinnamon.

Texas Sheet Cake

Yields Approximately 24 slices.

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 2 c. dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. salted butter
  • 1 c. half-and-half
  • 4 tbs. coco powder
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, sift together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

In a sauce pan, melt the butter, then add the half-and-half and coco powder. Bring to a boil, then pour over dry ingredients. Add the sour cream, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk to combine. Pour batter into a greased 9×13 baking pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely before icing.

For the Icing

  • 1/2 c. salted butter
  • 4 tbs. coco powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 6 tbs. sour cream
  • 7-9 c. powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

In a sauce pan, bring the butter, coco powder, cinnamon, salt, and sour cream to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a couple minutes. Add the power sugar and vanilla to make a thick frosting. Spread over cooled cake.

Cookies+Milk Cookies

Chocolate chip cookie dough is mixed with a sweetened condensed milk cookie dough and baked together.

Cookies+Milk Cookies

Ingredients

Milk Cookies

  • 1/2 c. salted butter, softened
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 c. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs. milk powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 c. bread flour
  • 3/4 c. white chocolate chips

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1/2 c. salted butter, softened
  • 1 c. dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 c. bread flour
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Yields Approximately 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

Cookies+Milk Cookies

For the Milk Cookies

Cream the butter and sugar together, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat to combine. Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract and mix to combine.

In a bowl, combine the milk powder, salt, baking powder, and flour. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients in two additions, scraping the bowl after each addition. Add the white chocolate chips and mix until just combined. Set dough aside.

For the Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat to combine. Add vanilla extract and mix to combine. In a bowl, stir together the salt, baking powder and flour. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients in two additions, scraping the bowl after each addition. Add the chocolate chips and mix until just combined.

Cookies+Milk Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Take a tablespoon-sized scoop of each dough and roll the dough together to combine. Place each dough ball onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets and lightly flatten the dough ball. Bake for 14-16 minute until the cookies are lightly browned on the edges.

Sesame Brownies

These brownies are gluten-free, with tahini paste mixed into the batter and topped with a chewy sesame seed topping.

Sesame Brownies

Ingredients

Sesame Seed Topping

  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 3/4 c. white sesame seeds

Brownies

  • 1 1/2 sticks salted butter (6 oz.)
  • 6 oz. milk chocolate
  • 2 oz. semi-chocolate
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. tahini paste
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 c. sweet white rice flour
  • 3 tbs. unsweetened coco powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt

Yields Approximately 12 bars.

For the Sesame Seed Topping

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the water, brown sugar, and salt. Heat until mixture begins to boil. Add the sesame seeds and stir mixture frequently. Cook until liquid is mostly evaporated. Pour mixture onto a parchment paper- lined baking sheet and let cool. Break into pieces to serve.

Sesame Seed Topping

For the Brownies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter and chocolate, microwaving in short bursts and stirring to melt the butter and chocolate. After chocolate is fully melted, stir in the vanilla extract and tahini paste. Set aside and let cool.

Beat the eggs and egg yolk until the eggs are frothy. Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat until the mixture is aerated and lighter in color. Add the chocolate mixture and mix to combine. In a bowl, sift together the sweet rice flour, coco powder, and kosher salt. Add the flour mixture in three additions, scraping the bowl after each addition. Pour batter into a parchment paper-lined 9×13 baking dish. Bake for 40-45 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs.

Sesame Brownies

Let brownies cool completely before cutting and serving with the sesame topping.

Spumoni Cookies

These are inspired by Spumoni ice cream with three different doughs flavored with cherries, pistachios, and chocolate.

Spumoni Cookies

Ingredients

Cherry Dough

  • 1/4 c. salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/4 c. All-Purpose flour
  • 4 oz./1/2 c. maraschino cherries, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbs. maraschino cherry juice
Spumoni Cookies Dough

Pistachio Dough

  • 1/4 c. salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6 drops green food coloring
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. All-Purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. roasted pistachios, roughly chopped
Spumoni Cookies

Chocolate Dough

  • 1/4 c. salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. All-Purpose flour
  • 1 tbs. Dutch-Process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips

Yields Approximately 18 cookies.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

For the Cherry Dough: Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl, then add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat to combine. In a small bowl, stir together the Kosher salt, baking powder, baking soda, and All-Purpose flour. Add the flour mixture a little at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition. Add the cherries and cherry juice and mix until just combined. Set dough aside.

For the Pistachio Dough: Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl, then add the egg, vanilla extract, and food coloring. Beat to combine. In a small bowl, stir together the Kosher salt, baking powder, baking soda, and All-Purpose flour. Add the flour mixture a little at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition. Add the pistachios and mix until just combined. Set dough aside.

For the Chocolate Dough: Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl, then add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat to combine. In a small bowl, stir together the Kosher salt, baking powder, baking soda, and All-Purpose flour, and cocoa powder. Add the flour mixture a little at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition. Add the chocolate chips and mix until just combined.

Take a tablespoon-sized scoop of each dough, and roll them together in your hands to combine the dough. Place dough balls on baking sheets lined with parchment paper and bake for 11-14 minutes until the cookies are lightly brown on the edges.