I come from a long line of “stress eaters”. As my stress increases, I find myself inching closer and closer to anything with chocolate, the higher the chocolate content, the better. Lucky for me, I am usually so busy tending the children that I can curb these cravings. However, having a very sick 3 year old (the flu – ick) proved too much for me.
It was 11 o’clock at night, I was worrying, and I needed cookies. Sadly, there were no cookies in the house, so I got to baking. These little gems are fantastic if you need cookies and you need them now. They take only a handful of ingredients that you probably have on had. Plus, they only took an hour from the first “I need a cookie” to my husband and I stuffing our faces with soft, chewy peanut butter-chocolaty goodness.
Easy Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
An Amy Original
1 family size box brownie mix
1 cup chunky peanut butter
¼ cup water
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the brownie mix, peanut butter, eggs, and water until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Using a 2 tbsp scoop, drop dough balls onto the prepared sheets. Pat down each dough ball into a disc using your fingers or the bottom of a glass. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are no longer shiny. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 30 cookies