3/4 cup – lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup – granulated sugar
1/2 cup – cocoa powder
1/2 cup – margarine (vegan friendly)
1/2 cup – natural peanut butter
1 1/2 teaspoon – vanilla extract
1 teaspoon – ground cinnamon
2/3 cup – unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon – baking soda
1/2 teaspoon – baking powder
Sprinkles for decoration (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine sugars, cocoa powder margarine, peanut butter, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Â Mix well.
Add flour, baking soda and baking powder. Â Blend until fluffy.
Roll unto 1 1/2 inch balls, flatten slightly.
If adding sprinkles: pour sprinkles into a small bowl, dunk flattened cookies into sprinkles.
Place on baking sheet, cook for 6-8 minutes.
Let rest 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.
The recipe in action
This recipe makes total sense as is, through step 3, “Blend until fluffy.” This is what fluffy looks like in practice:
I thought about adding some kind of binding agent like vegetable oil or more peanut butter, but then I tried forming balls with the mixture. It worked!
I needed to cook these for the full 8 minutes, and they turned out super tasty, despite a little bit of cracking. I do think I might add a tablespoon of oil next time to help these stick together better. Here’s the finished product (about 2 dozen cookies).