Friday, February 15, 2013

Low-Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I know, I know…you’re still in a sugar coma from Valentine’s day…but I couldn’t wait to share this delicious recipe. Recently, I was contacted by the Harvard Sweet Boutique to see if I would want to taste test and share one of their recipes. Peanut butter mixed with chocolate? I’m in. A little bit about the boutique:

Harvard Sweet Boutique is a gourmet baking company that specializes in handmade and decadent cookies, brownies and toffee that are delivered in beautiful packaging that the shopper can customize, picking from themed boxes, ribbon styles and countless colors to make a gift perfect for every recipient. Even for those with specific dietary needs, Harvard Sweet Boutique offers low-carb and gluten-free treats! Founded by Harvard, Mass. resident Sue George in 2007, Harvard Sweet Boutique gained in popularity as an online retailer accepting orders through its catalog and website. This past November, Harvard Sweet Boutique opened its doors for its first brick-and-mortar store located in Hudson, Mass. The storefront acts as a test kitchen, where treats like homemade pop-tarts, fresh granola, whoopee pies and chocolate covered strawberries are created and offered!”
Low-Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies (from Sue George, owner of Harvard Sweet Boutique)
Nutritional information: 12g carbohydrates per 1 oz. serving
Yields approx. (36) 1 oz. cookies.
  • 8 oz (1 stick) unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 c peanut butter (creamy)
  • 1/2 c light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ c flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 c semisweet chocolate chunks
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. Cream butter, peanut butter, light brown sugar and sugar with mixer
  4. Add egg and vanilla and mix well
  5. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt and whisk to mix
  6. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture and stir until just blended
  7. Add chocolate chunks and mix well
  8. Bake 12-14 minutes until golden brown
So yum!IMG_3195
You should definitely give this one a go!

What are you up to this weekend? I’m teaching Attack and Step, going to dinner with the family, coffee with a friend, and to a party. Good stuff! Enjoy.


Simply Life said...

great review! the cookies look perfect!

julie said...

i think that's so cute that the storefront is a test kitchen! what a great idea - except for what happens when the weather is bad? hmm anyways valentines day or not - anytime time is the perfect time for a big fat chocolate chip cookie!

have a great weekend - parrrrtay! parrrrrtay! hahah

Heather said...

Those cookies look delicious!!!
Jay's birthday is on Monday so we're celebrating this weekend - well, the adults are celebrating this weekend, then we have a family celebration on Monday. :)

Brittany Dahn said...

Good looking cookies right there! I have some family in town this weekend so we'll be spending time downtown and eating out. Yay!

Shannon G said...

mmm, peanut butter cookies :) we're heading to CT to visit friends and family, should be fuN! have a great weekend!

Katie said...

Yum! I haven't had a peanut butter cookie in so long.

This weekend is jam-packed! Seeing lots of friends, dinner out, going to a cool flea market...

sarah k @ said...

i never would have guessed these were low carb! yum

Lauren Podolsky said...

they look amazing! Per usual you baking diva! :) xoxo

Carly said...

These look soooo good. Have a good weekend!

Averie Cooks said...

They look awesome and I have a thing for PB...can't get enough! :)

Renee@Mykitchenadventures said...

These cookies do look pretty darn amazing! I still have to try the ones that use the bread flour. I'll be putting these on the try list as well!

purelytwins said...

cookies make everything better ;)

vanillasugarblog said...

this weekend i'm baking all weekend!
i am so behind in life and just want to stay in a warm kitchen

onannasplate said...

Yum! Definitely not too tired of sweets to try these-- they look awesome!

Have a great weekend, Erica!

chandra said...

These look so good! I'll have to try them.

I'm going to be going to BodyAttack certification in April! I'm SUPER nervous because I feel like Attack is way more intense than BodyPump or TurboKick! Any advice on training/teaching/calming my nerves??

Hope you had a good weekend!

Faith said...

I am definitely going to try these beauties - they look amazing!!! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

NewWeighofLife said...

The cookies look yummy!! This weekend I celebrated my nephew's 4th birthday. It's amazing how fast the kids are growing!

janetha said...

What a great recipe! I love that they contain so little sugar.