pb, chocolate & salt

a cool rainy thursday in nyc is the perfect day to bake! actually, any day is perfect for this easy combination of amazing flavors of peanut butter, chocolate and salt. we adapted this from an over ten year old bon appetit recipe found on epicurious.

also, check out what we've been up to lately:
- the spring issue of sweet paul magazine is out. we were happy to be a part of the kids issue developing & shooting 'freeze it' and especially enjoyed eating the strawberry shortcake ice cream sandwiches!
- hopefully you didn't miss andrew's latest work in the march issue of martha stewart living like these tasty cocktails, zucchini nut bread cookie sandwiches (and a fun stop motion video on the ipad), and lucinda's uncorned beef which we will definitely be making next week!
- i styled a great lamb article in the april/may issue of fine cooking and really enjoyed the roasted loins with mustard herb crust for dinner after the shoot!
- check out the blog at, a great client we've been developing recipes for each month.

have a great weekend!

Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
makes 2 dozen

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup old- fashioned oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
1/4 cup honey
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 ounces milk chocolate chips
2 tbs maldon salt

in a medium bowl, mix flour oats, baking soda and salt together. in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together peanut butter, sugar and butter until fluffy. add honey, egg and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. add dry ingredients in two additions and stir in chocolate. refrigerate dough 30 minutes or until no longer sticky.

preheat oven to 350 degrees F. roll a heaping tablespoonful of dough with your hands to make a ball and place on greased baking sheet, placing 12 on each sheet. using hands or the bottom of a glass, press balls down slightly so cookie is about 1/4-inch thick. sprinkle with maldon salt and bake 11 to 13 minutes or until beginning to brown but still slightly soft to the touch. cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. enjoy!


Nicole Franzen said...

my favorite things, chocolate, peanut butter and salt. YUM

highplainsdrifters said...

love the quarter cup of honey ... nice touch. cheers!

squirrelbread said...

I'm intrigued at how smooth and flat the tops are -- a sweet new twist to traditional knobby and craggy chocolate chip cookies! The honey, peanut butter and salt, too... oh my wonderful. How'd you have time to bake with all your goings-on?!



sweet road said...

Mmm salted chocolate and peanut butter? good call!

Jen said...

pretty much hyperventilating now.

Anonymous said...

what's not to like about this? i'm a fan of anything salted. saving to my online cookbook

Ash said...

Oh my!! I really think I need to make these!! I made something of the sort years ago, but totally couldn't find the recipe!! Gonna give this one a go!!

Sara Forte said...

wow - love that there's a bit of honey in there. so tasty.

Molly said...

Oh my god, these sound amazing! Can't wait to make these this weekend.

Joanna Goddard said...

these look sooooo delicious!!

Catherine said...

Cookies for dessert tonight! And congrats on all the phenomenal projects.

Dana said...

Honey and peanut butter and chocolate and salt. Cookies chock full of goodness!

Sprinzette @ Ginger and Almonds said...

A rather perfect combo, with a great image as always. I definitely have to give these a try.

nicole hill gerulat said...

Oh yum. This is calling me name. Great job with Sweet Paul!

everyone calls me bon bon said...

Such a perfect mixture of ingredients. Yum! xoxo

Anonymous said...

I bet your mother would enjoy a
box of these for her birthday
or maybe Mother's Day since
it's sooner.

Inga said...

So good! I love salty sweet things. But what is Maldon salt and where is it available?

Mei said...

Chocolate Chip Cookies on a rainy day! Best thing ever!

the purcells said...

inga - maldon is a british sea salt that we love to finish dishes or desserts with.

Inga said...

Thanks! Will definitely try it out in the near future

Natasha said...

This looks awesome, love the peanut butter, chocolate and salt combo!

Allison said...

I'm making these right now, and they are SO easy and are making the entire house smell incredible! :) Thank you for the wonderful recipe, and I'm sure my boyfriend will thank you too - I am making them as a surprise for him as today is his last day of work before we move across the country! xoxo

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