Some people might think a world like "glob" doesn't sound appetizing. But, if we say Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs it instantly changes things! Right? I mean there are very few things that chocolate and peanut butter don't improve.
When I see the words Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs I think of complete and utter indulgence. After all, if I'm hungry for chocolate and peanut butter I do want globs and globs of it!
This cookie is packed with tons of goodness: melted chocolate, chocolate chips, whole pecans, whole walnuts, and peanut butter chips and it's all nestled in a chocolate brownie-esque type batter that bakes up into one delicious glob.
Also, I couldn't resist. It is 2020 and when asked what kind of cookies I'm making for the holiday I couldn't resist to answer with a simple "globs." It does seem rather fitting, doesn't it?
Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs
Adapted from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
by Ina Garten
Makes 20-22 cookies
6 tablespoons butter
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, divided
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 extra-large eggs
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder, such as Medaglia d'Oro*
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole walnut halves
1 cup whole pecan halves
2/3 cup peanut butter chips, such as Reese's
Note: I didn't add the espresso powder because we don't drink coffee and we don't care for the taste of it.
Preheat the oven to 324 degrees. Line a few sheet pans with parchment paper.
In a bowl set over simmering water, melt the butter, 6 ounces of the chocolate chips, and the unsweetened chocolate, stirring occasionally, until just melted. Remove from the heat and cool for 15 minutes.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddles attachment, beat the eggs, espresso powder, and vanilla until combined. Add the sugar, raise the speed to medium-high, and beat for 2 minutes, until the batter is thick and falls back on itself in a ribbon. Set aside.
With the mixer on low, slowly add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture. Combine the 1/3 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and fold it into the chocolate mixture with a rubber spatula.In another bowl, combine the walnuts, pecans, peanut butter chips, the remaining 6 ounces of chocolate chips, and the tablespoon of flour and fold it into the chocolate mixture. With 2 soup spoons, drop rounded mounds of batter 1 inch apart onto the prepared sheet pans. Bake for 15 minutes exactly. Cool on the baking sheets.