Recipe: Peanut Butter Jingle Balls
Here's something new for this blog: a recipe! Although I am all about going to out to eat and letting the experts handle to cooking and baking, every so often I get in the kitchen and whip up something delicious.
These Peanut Butter Jingle Balls recipe recently earned me the Best Tasting Cookie award at my office's Christmas Cookie Bake-off, so it deserves to be shared. This isn't my original recipe, it is adapted from a blog I used to follow back in my OG blogging days: Peas and Thank You. The recipe is no longer up on that site, so all the more reason to share my version here! These cookies hold their round shape when you bake them, hence the name. They are super dense and fudge-like on the inside, and perfect for a cookie exchange or holiday party!
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup powdered/confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup cake flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together butter, sugars, vanilla, and peanut butter in a medium bowl. I used a stand mixer but a hand mixer or spoon would work too.
Combine flours, baking soda and powder and salt in a small bowl.
Gradually add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing as you go.
Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.
Chill dough for 30 minutes.
Form dough into 1.5 inch balls using your hands or with a cookie scooper.
Place onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Allow to cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.