Chewy peanut butter cookies get dipped in dark chocolate then sprinkled with joy for an awesome holiday tradition
Total Time:54 minutes
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 375 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla until well combined. Add the egg and continue beating until everything is smooth.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir together for 30 seconds.
With your mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture and beat until everything just comes together.
Scoop out your dough about a tablespoon at a time, leaving space for the cookies to spread. Gently press two fingers into the center of each dough ball to help flatten it.
Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until the cookies just barely start to brown around the edges. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
When the cookies are cooled, melt your chocolate with the vegetable oil in the narrowest container you have that you can still fit a cookie and your hand inside. I used the microwave. Just stop and stir your chocolate every 30 seconds until it's smooth.
Dip each peanut butter cookie into the chocolate and allow the excess to drip back into the bowl. Place your cookie on wax paper and add the sprinkles while the chocolate is still melty. I had to put my cookies in the fridge to soften, but my kitchen is very warm. Still, it couldn't hurt. If your kitchen is quite cool, you may be able to leave them on the counter.
Once the chocolate is set, you can serve these to your friends and family any chance you get.