Thank you to Nestle Toll House for sponsoring this post. All opinions, photos, and recipes are 100% my own.
As you all know I’m not much of a baker, but when the holidays hit I become a baking queen. Well…not quite, but I sure do try. I was really excited to see Nestle Toll House DelightFulls at the grocery store. They are just like chocolate chips, but have a fun filling inside. I got the one with peanut butter because I love peanut butter and chocolate together. Can’t beat it. Nestle also has three additional flavors – caramel, mint and cherry. I may have to try all of them!
What cookies do you like to make for the holidays? Do you give them as gifts to friends and co-workers? I’ve been wanting a really good peanut butter cookie and thanks to a friend I now have that fantastic go-to peanut butter cookie for the holidays. My husband likes to take treats for his co-workers this time of year and these are the treats.
These are really easy to make and don’t let browning butter intimidate you. It’s really easy. All you do is slice some butter, add it to a skillet that is warmed over medium heat and let melt until it becomes brown. Takes a few minutes and it will foam before it becomes brown. A good indicator of when the butter is done is when it begins to smell nutty. Don’t let any dark bits to show up, that means your butter is burned. It’s easy and delicious.
Don’t you just want to eat all these?! I had to keep myself from stealing them all. That wouldn’t be very nice of me would it?
Recipe adapted from Averie Cooks
- ½ cup brown butter (unsalted butter)
- ¼ cup cream cheese. I used regular and not low-fat.
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup Nestle Toll House DelightFulls in Peanut Butter
- Remove butter and cream cheese from fridge and allow to soften.
- Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Slice the softened butter and add to skillet. Allow butter to melt and turn brown. Butter will foam and then subside. Should turn brown and smell nutty. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a stand mixer add the browned butter, cream cheese, both sugars, egg and vanilla. Beat on medium-high speed until well mixed.
- Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and mix well.
- Add the chips and allow to mix very briefly.
- Place the mixed dough in the fridge for 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
- With a cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 8 minutes. These will not look done in the middle, but the edges should be firm. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. This will help them to finish cooking.
- After the 5 minutes, remove from the baking sheet and place on a cooling rack.