There is nothing hotter than the sweet and sticky mess of gooey, warm peanut butter and smooth, melty dark chocolate, right? I mean, dayum. This combination goes together like Sophia Loren and spaghetti. One is nothing without the other. Speaking of, can we all just take a moment to admire a real woman who isn't afraid to eat? Sophia Loren is the GD epitome of bombshell, especially when armed with a fistful of food.
If you're feeling weak in the knees after that photo collage, don't worry you're not alone. Please give me a moment to regroup my thoughts...
Where were we? Right. Cookies. They have long been a love of mine. That familiar combination of flavors and the ooey-gooey soft texture is irresistible. Recently, I got a wild hair and decided to mess with a good thing by bringing a third partner into the mix. Something a little wild and unconventional to add another flavor sensation to all that sweetness. Salt. That illustrious flirt who enhances everything she hooks up with.
In this recipe, I browned half of the butter to deepen the nutty flavor. You can too, if you're into that sort of thing. Normally I give my cookies the traditional forking and top with raw sugar, but now that I've tasted the savory side, there is no going back. I skip the sugar altogether in favor of a foray into a satisfying, salty, sensation.
The saltiness brings an unexpected bite to the sweet that hits you right where you never knew you needed it. It teases its way into the peanut butter and dark chocolate pairing, sparking an insatiable explosion of deep and intense flavors. Is it hot in here or is my oven on?
I encourage you all to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. You might just fall in love (or lust). With just the right amount of comfort and exploration, these Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are a good place to start a liberated journey... in the kitchen.Print