Count these as one of my new favorites. Hands down, I love these brownies. I have made them three times recently and love that they are easy, have simple ingredients, and taste amazing. Oh, and I don’t need to make a lot of noise making them, so they can be made during naptime! Although the Fudgelet does prefer I make them with him around so that he can help me lick the bowl clean at the end, haha. The only step I can’t figure out how to do quietly is lining the pan with foil. It usually is fine, but I prefer to not take chances…so I line my pans before he goes to sleep just in case.
When I first saw these cookies, I was very excited to try them. I was intrigued by the idea of using cold butter, by how big they were, and of course…the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Just like in the original post, mine also turned out large and tall, which is great. It seemed like a lot of butter, but there is a lot of flour and cocoa powder to even it out, and I think that helps keep the cookies from spreading. Mine barely lost their ball shape, but that’s fine by me. They were still delicious and just looked even bigger than I expected.
Are you a peanut butter fan? If so, we should be friends. I love making peanut butter things. My husband is not normally a big fan. After making the berry clafoutis, I decided to make a dessert for myself. This giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup sounded wonderful. That night, I cut myself a slice and K was eyeing my piece. Finally I gave him a bite. He loved it and had to have some. There went my plan to have a treat to myself!! (Not that I really mind sharing my sweets with my sweetie–insert eye rolls here.)