Gigi Hadid, like many of us, has been spending a lot more time in the kitchen this past year, and because of this her Instagram stories have been containing some pretty mouth-watering content capturing the delicious creations she’s cooking up. And once in a while, if we’re lucky, she shares the recipe! This week, it happened again when Gigi shared a recipe for soft and crinkly brown sugar peanut butter cookies by Half Baked Harvest, which looked pretty next-level. They’re described as “lightly sweetened, soft, and perfectly chewy”…YUM! Well, I got my hands on the deliciously decadent recipe just had to share it here with you. Enjoy!
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 8-12 ounces semi-sweet or milk chocolate, melted
- 1/4 cup white sugar, for rolling
1. Preheat the oven to 175° C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and peanut butter until light and fluffy, for approximately 3-5 minutes.
3. Beat in the maple syrup, then add the egg and vanilla and mix until creamy.
4. Then add the flour, baking soda, and salt.
5. Scoop the dough out into rounded 1 tablespoon sized balls and then roll through the sugar and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
6. Bake for 7 minutes.
7. Remove the pan from the oven and tap the baking sheet on the counter 2 times to flatten them down.
8. Return to the oven and bake another 3 minutes, until the cookies are just beginning to set on the edges, but still doughy in the center.
9. Remove from the oven and tap the baking sheet on the counter 1-2 times to flatten them down again, then let the cookies cool on the baking sheet (don’t remove them yet as they will continue to cook slightly as they sit on the baking sheet).
10. Once cooled completely, drizzle or dip the cookies in chocolate and enjoy!
If you like sweet and salty, then sprinkle the baked cookies with flaky sea salt as the final step after your chocolate drizzle for the perfect mix of both worlds.
And if you by some miracle manage not to eat them all in a single day, the cookies will stay nice and fresh for at least 4 days if stored in an airtight container.