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conflicted chocolate chip peanut butter ripple cookies.
Feeling conflicted – do you want option “a” or option “b”? Both work but you have to choose one. Hmm…option “a” has a lot of things going for it but option “b” looks so good! What do you do? You reaaaaally like both of them. Hey, you know what? You’re in charge here. If you have to choose then choose BOTH (and bake)!
I'm feeling...
Bake something that works with how you’re feeling.
Consider something that’s the best of both worlds with an incredible taste that becomes more incredible with each bite, that’s worth the work and takes a simple, yet delicious cookie dotted with chocolate chips, and wraps it in chewy ripples of peanut butter...
  • You’re conflicted with too many options.
  • You can bake - Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Ripple Cookies...
  • Chocolate, Nutty, Chewy.
With these cookies, you don’t have to choose between chocolate or peanut butter. You can have both. Always both! And it’s the right choice - they taste amazing.
chocolate chip peanut butter ripple cookies.
Print Recipe
Prep time: 30 minutes, Bake time: 12 minutes
Makes 18 cookies
Peanut butter ripple (follow the recipe below or use store-bought peanut butter hard candy)
  • 2 tbsp (27 g) sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp corn syrup
  • ¾ tsp water
  • 2 ½ tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
  • Dash of salt
  • ½ cup (113 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup (161 g) brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp (28 g) white sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ¼ cup maple syrup, amber grade
  • 1 ½ cups (232 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • xx cup (120 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 g peanut butter ripple candy, broken into pieces
No need for confliction - you can have both (in this case)!
Make the peanut butter ripple (omit if using a premade/store-bought variety). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
*Please do this next part very carefully...*
In a small pot, set over medium heat, stir the sugar, corn syrup and water until it boils. Stop stirring but continue to let it cook for about 2-3 minutes, until it reaches 300°F (use a candy thermometer for this).
Immediately (and carefully) stir in the peanut butter and salt.
Pour then spread the mixture onto the lined cookie sheet and set aside to cool (it will harden within 10 minutes).
You’re working hard to have both but it’s worth it for the end result!
Preheat the oven to 325˚F.
Add the butter to a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Add the sugars to the butter and mix until creamy.
Add the egg yolks and maple syrup, mixing well after each addition.
Fold in the flour, baking soda and salt.
Fold the chocolate chips into the dough.
Yup, it looks amazing!
Drop the dough by the tablespoon onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
Break up the peanut butter ripple into chunks or strips then press it into the tops of each cookie.
That’s it. It’s official - you make good choices. Well, WE make good choices!
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are a light golden brown at the edges.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
God, these cookies are good - the peanut butter ripples are perfectly chewy, the cookie is soft with crispy edges, and the sweet dots of chocolate chips make for the BEST cookie of all time. Conflict? Nah!
conflicted chocolate chip peanut butter ripple cookies.
conflicted chocolate chip peanut butter ripple cookies.
(Recipe and Photos courtesy of Emotional Baking©)
Feel. Bake. Better.
It’s not just about baking something to get you through the day.
It’s not about eating the whole tray to feel better.
It’s about getting lost in the process.
It’s about enjoying every moment.
It’s about sharing it with people that support and care about you.
Baking can be a lot of things – it can be distracting but simple, it can be movement with focus, it can be whatever you need when you need it. Choose a recipe to fit the mood and it becomes a useful tool as well – baking to quiet the mind, to connect with your emotions, or simply baking to feel emotional. Just think of the feelings you get and the emotions you experience when baking your favourite dessert…. excitement, relief, fulfillment, joy, accomplishment.
At Emotional Baking, our recipes can be the starting point to somewhere - it can lead you to a place of great comfort, one that feels like the beginning of something, something good...
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Baking, while wonderful, can only help so much...
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