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  1. Glad you are back home. Saw the movie also. My husband would love these cookies. Thank you for experimenting and come up with this great recipe. I would not have thought to add an extra egg yolk. Cookies look very appetizing.

    • Thanks, Jovina. You’re so kind and your comments mean so much. These cookies turned out so well! I’m glad I’m back too. I hope you’re doing well! Xo

  2. currently in our freezer we have three cookie dough balls and my husband keeps lamenting that we need to make more. for emergencies. it’s apparently reaching dire levels. i like that this recipe is small batch, because i cannot deal with a huge batch.
    envious that you spent time in sunny CA!

    • Ohh I love that you have frozen cookie dough. I actually would eat it frozen and raw. I love it like that. Hilarious that 3 dough balls is dire….but I get it. That was actually my first visit to California and it was so nice. I did end up getting a pretty bad cold toward the end, but it was a nice reminder that it’s warm and sunny somewhere! I do small batch on purpose otherwise I would just keep eating. 🙂

  3. I love peanut butter! Most people around me here in France dislike peanut butter for some weird reason, and believe it is one of those strange “American” bad food habits. The boyfriend will only eat them in Asian sauces, and never as a main ingredient. Maybe I could make him change his mind with cookies though! They look delicious. I don’t think Burnt is out in France yet, but it sounds like a movie I might enjoy.

    • I also love peanut butter, but sometimes peanut butter cookies are overwhelming. I had made chocolate chip tahini cookies the other day and thought peanut butter or almond butter would also add a nice depth to these without making them childish. That’s funny about peanut butter in France. I’m glad you’re embracing our habit. I think he’d like these cookies. I do think you’d like the movie too. There’s also a food documentary I’d like to see, I think called Food, but I haven’t gotten to it yet. I love that there’s been a revolution in food-related movies and documentaries. Hope you’re doing well. I got a bit of a cold while I was out in California and had to nurse myself back to health from hundreds of miles away. Not fun, but I’m feeling much better.

      • I’m sorry you got sick while travelling, that is never fun! I’m glad you feel better now. I’m not sure how Pierre would feel about peanut butter cookies, but nothing prevents me from trying. I do enjoy that there are all these fun food-movies coming out! A new Japanese movie came out recently, it is all about Dorayaki, and the entire country is raving about them now! (And I still haven’t seen it)

        • Ohhh that sounds excellent. I’ll see if it was released here too. Thanks for the kind words. It really is traumatic to not feel 100% when you’re away from home. Though room service is a nice perk. Still nothing beats being in your own home. I happen to like peanut butter cookies, but for some reason it seems childish to like them. What I love about these is the subtlety.

  4. Mmmm, these cookies look so good and decadent. I love peanut butter and chocolate, and your variation sounds wonderful! I love your image of working like a linebacker in a dress and heels. 🙂 We women are versatile, aren’t we! 🙂

    • Ha! Thanks, Jenny. I was thinking that…as a woman it sometimes seems that on a day to day basis we have to be more versatile than men sometimes. These cookies are fab, Jenny. I do think you’d love them. Though they are decadent, there is less sugar and fat than in many of the recipes I’ve been looking at. : ) It’s always so great to hear from you. I hope you’re well.

    • Thank you Niketa! I think he’ll love them. I was eating the dough as I was putting it together and the whole deal only takes 10 minutes of active time. So worth it!

  5. You were conspicuous by your absence and much missed.
    I love peanut butter, but am not a fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. However, I’m sure your kitchen skills elevate the cookies to a level way beyond that of ordinary confectionery – your husband’s enthusiasm bears that out.
    I saw Burn too – I loved the cooking and kitchen stuff but must point out that the back door of the Langham is at least half a mile from the Thames, unlike one of the final scenes in the movie 😉

    • Haha warm weather all the way, D! I hear you re resolutions. One a day or a binge day… I like the phrase “if you ate it negate it” I have a whole lot of negating to do.

    • It is cold! Crazy. So nice to see you here, Justine! These cookies are fab warmed up and the peanut butter just adds so much depth. The best part is that they take less than 30mins from start to finish. Thanks so much for your comment!

  6. These are dangerous cookies, Amanda. I love the mix of chocolate and peanut butter and these would have a shelf life of 1 evening, if that. Glad to read the comment about using your Grandma’s homemade peanut butter. I make some, too, but it’s for the dog. I so rarely use it. Now, however, I have a reason to make my own batch — or at least use a bit of his before he gets to it. 🙂

    • Aww thank you, John! These cookies are truly fabulous. I can’t even deal with how good they are. The peanut butter is subtle and not overpowering. Ever since grandma started giving me peanut butter, I’ve gotten into making my own. Last night she told me she made almond butter, and was experimenting with walnut. She adds honey or something where it gets too dry. I’ve been experimenting with sesame seed butter and others. It’s kind of fun to find things to put them in like cookies! Thanks for your kind comment. 🙂

  7. Mhmmm I love me some warm, soft, gooey, chocolatey cookies. I love that there’s peanut butter but it’s not completely overwhelming-ever try cookie butter? That stuff is literally addicting and I can only imagine how amazing it would taste in a chocolate chip cookie! 🙂

    • Thank you, Joleen! I’ve never tried cookie butter, but now I’m afraid you just turned me on to a new addiction! I want to make these cookies like every night 🙂 Thanks for your kind comment.

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