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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Kick of Chilli

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Biscuits | 23rd April 2017 | By

This post is a tribute to fellow food blogger Isabella King, who tragically died last month at the age of 29 after a two year battle with cancer. Izzie blogged at Coriander Queen, where you’ll find lots of tempting recipes with beautiful bright pictures. These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are my version of Izzie’s dark chocolate peanut butter cookies.

I only ever met Izzie online, but her warm, cheerful and generous personality shone through. She only ever had good things to say about people, both in public and private conversations. My heart goes out to her husband, family and friends. She is also much missed by the food blogging community. A group of us are publishing recipes from her blog, all to be posted at 11:00 this morning. You’ll find a link to some of these at the bottom of this post. We hope this is a fitting tribute.

Isabella’s friends are running the Race for Life in June to raise funds for Cancer Research UK in her name.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Like me, Izzie had a sweet tooth, so it seemed only fitting to bake up one of her sweet treat recipes. I chose to make these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies because I can’t resist the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Reeces peanut butter cups are too sweet for me, but these cookies are just perfect.

I used a slightly different method to Izzie to make my peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. I also substituted wholemeal spelt flour for the original plain flour and decided to get a bit of a kick by using chilli chocolate instead of plain. The dark chilli chocolate complemented the peanut butter perfectly – think satay sauce. The biscuits, now long gone, were crumbly with a lovely warmth from the chilli chocolate. Mine were not as pretty as Izzie’s but they sure were tasty. Twelve were not enough. Please head over to Coriander Queen for the original recipe and beautiful photos.
 
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Delicious crumbly peanut butter cookies heavily studded with dark chilli chocolate.
Course: Afternoon Tea
Serves: 12 cookies
Author: Choclette @ Tin and Thyme
Ingredients
  • 50 g unsalted butter - softened
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 45 g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp golden syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 75 g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 50 g dark chocolate - I used 70% dark chilli chocolate
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter, peanut butter, sugar, syrup and salt together until light and fluffy.
  2. Stir in the flour until just mixed.
  3. Chop or bash the chocolate so it falls into varying size bits. Keep a few of the larger chunks back and mix the rest into the cookie mixture.
  4. Leave in a cool place to firm up if needed. My kitchen is quite cool, so this wasn't needed.
  5. Roll into twelve balls and place well apart on a lined baking tray.
  6. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand, then press the remaining chocolate chunks into the tops.
  7. Bake in the middle of a pre-heated oven at 180ā„ƒ for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are golden.
  8. Leave for a couple of minutes to firm up, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely or just dive in and eat warm.
Recipe Notes

Orange flavoured chocolate would also work well in this recipe.

 

Treat Petite LogoI’m sending these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies off to The Baking Explorer and Cakeyboi for Treat Petite.

 

Coriander Queen Tribute Recipes

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Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies on Tin and Thyme (vegetarian)
Arancini (risotto balls) on Coffee & Vanilla (vegetarian)
Rich coffee cupcakes on BakingQueen74 (vegetarian)
Gingerbread cupcakes with orange buttercream on The Veg Space (vegan)
Marmalade and ginger loaf cake on The Crafty Larder (vegetarian)
Ginger and oat cookies on Kavey Eats (vegetarian)
Amatriciana pasta on Kitchen Sanctuary
Treacle tart on Patisserie Makes Perfect (vegetarian)
Crispy fried halloumi on Supper In The Suburbs (vegetarian)
Chocolate fridge cake on Jo’s Kitchen (vegetarian)
Chocolate almond butter cookies on Rough Measures (vegetarian)
Eggless chocolate chip cookies on Simply Sensational Food (vegetarian)
Boozy decadent hot chocolate on Fab Food 4 All (vegetarian)
Easy no bake blackberry cheesecakes on Casa Costello (vegetarian)
Best coriander / cilantro recipes on Fuss Free Flavours (some vegetarian)
Easy gingerbread popcorn snack on Celery & Cupcakes (vegetarian)
Elderflower and vodka cocktail slush on The Hedgecombers (vegetarian)
Fruit flapjacks on The Petite Cook (vegan)
Tomato, garlic and prawn spaghetti on Hungry Healthy Happy (pesceaterian)
Lemon drizzle loaf cake on Penne For Your Thoughts (vegetarian)
Chicken ramen on It’s Not Easy Being Greedy
Stuffed Nutella cookies on Munchies And Munchkins (vegetarian)
Easy Berry Compote on Eats Amazing (vegetarian)
Caipirinha on Lovely Appetite (vegetarian)

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Comments

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      Choclette
      24th April 2017

      Thanks Kate. It’s both sad and uplifting to see everyone’s posts and recipes.

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    Lucy
    23rd April 2017

    What lovely words which summarise how I feel too. The cookies look wonderful.

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      Choclette
      24th April 2017

      Thanks Lucy. Izzie was definitely one of our baking fraternity and she will be very much missed.

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    Margot
    23rd April 2017

    What a delicious looking cookies and a beautiful tribute to Isabella.

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      Choclette
      24th April 2017

      Thanks very much Margot. Isabella knew a thing or two about biscuits – they didn’t last long.

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      Choclette
      25th April 2017

      Thanks Janie. It’s been both really sad and really uplifting reading all these recipes.

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    Dom
    23rd April 2017

    What a lovely idea and such a perfect tribute to her blog and recipes. Lovely cookies.

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      Choclette
      24th April 2017

      Thanks Dom. It’s all very sad, but it seemed the right thing to do. AND the cookies are delicious.

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    Janice
    23rd April 2017

    These were the perfect choice for you to make in Izzie’s honour. They sound delicious with the chocolate and chilli flavours. Izzie will be much missed by all her food blogging friends.

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      Choclette
      24th April 2017

      Thanks Janice. It’s so very sad. But at least Izzie’s recipe will live on.

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      Choclette
      24th April 2017

      Thank you Angela – it’s all very sad, but also good to be able to bake one of Izzie’s recipes.

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    Kavey
    23rd April 2017

    I did some of her biscuits too, so good. Like your addition of chilli!

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      Choclette
      24th April 2017

      Biscuits were definitely one of Izzie’s things. I hope she’d approve of our efforts.

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    23rd April 2017

    I agree with every word you said about Izzie, she was so lovely and warm. These cookies look brilliant – love those huge chocolate chunks!

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      Choclette
      24th April 2017

      Thanks Becca. Placing the chocolate chunks on top was Izzie’s idea and a very good one I reckon!

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    Nicky
    23rd April 2017

    A lovely tribute Chocolette. The chilli chocolate idea sounds amazing!

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      Choclette
      24th April 2017

      Thanks Nicky. Chilli chocolate is one of my favourites. I just hope Izzie would approve.

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      Choclette
      24th April 2017

      Thanks Jemma. If I can’t add garlic, I’ll most likely add chilli šŸ˜‰

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    Ceri Jones
    23rd April 2017

    I agree Peanut butter and chocolate is such a great combo. Lovely recipe and tribute to dear Isabella

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      Choclette
      24th April 2017

      Thanks Ceri. It’s a combination that rarely lets you down I’ve found and one I shall now ever associate with Isabella.

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      Choclette
      24th April 2017

      She really will Emma. It’s just too sad. But yes, Izzie knew a thing or two about baking šŸ™‚

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    Camilla Hawkins
    23rd April 2017

    Your version of Izzie’s cookies sounds divine with that kick of chilli, I’m sure she would have loved them! A lovely tribute:-)

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      Choclette
      24th April 2017

      Thank you Camilla. The biscuits were delicious and I’ll always think of Izzie now whenever peanut butter cookies are on offer.

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    Andrea @ The Petite Cook
    25th April 2017

    What a lovely way to remember Izzie. These cookies look so chunky and chocolatey, you cant ever go wrong with peanut butter+ chocolate!

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      Choclette
      25th April 2017

      This is very true. It’s one of my favourite combinations and the cookies seemed like the right recipe to choose.

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      Choclette
      28th April 2017

      Thanks Gloria. They were delicious – peanut butter and chocolate is a great combination.

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    Kat (The Baking Explorer)
    30th April 2017

    This is such a beautiful tribute. I love the flavour combination in these tasty looking cookies! Thanks for linking up to #TreatPetite

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      Choclette
      3rd May 2017

      Thanks Kat. Coriander Queen was a baker par excellence and her cookies were delicious.

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