Thursday, March 19, 2009

PBRWCC COOKIES

WTH is PBRWCC?

Well, that's very easy. Pbrwcc stands for Peanut Butter Rosemary White Chocolate Chunks, how come you didn't guess that?

When I was at Pastry School I was presented to strange combo flavours that I had never tried before. Combos like white chocolate and black olives (very good by the way) became normal to me. Not only I've became very open minded to new flavours but I can imagine them in my head before I actually taste them.

I knew (or I hoped) before tasting these cookies that they would be good. When searching for a flavour to add to the leftover rosemary powder in a cookie, somehow peanut butter just seamed so right. And white chocolate too. Problem solved, I've used both.

To create these cookies I've started with my go-to peanut butter cookie recipe (found months ago at Cookiemadness), but I'm sure you can use your own favourite pb cookie recipe.

PBRWCC COOKIES

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups (170 gr/ 6oz) flour
  • 1 cup white chocolate chunks
  • 3 1/2 tsp rosemary powder
  • sugar, for rolling

Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Cream the butter and both sugars. Beat in the peanut butter and egg. Scrape sides of bowl and beat in the salt, baking soda, rosemary powder and vanilla. When well blended, add flour and stir until it is blended. Finally stir in the chocolate chunks. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, roll each ball into sugar and place on cookie sheets about 5 cm (2 inchs) apart. Flatten balls with the bottom of a flat glass and bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly browned around the edges.

Would you look at those crunchy sugary edges?! Everybody loved them and I'm sure you will too!

And don't worry, I'm not going to use rosemary for a while!

29 comments:

Maria said...

WOW, this cookie has it all. Great creation!

VeggieGirl said...

Sooooo enticing!!

Kendra said...

YUMMY!Love the hidden bits of w chocolate :)

Elyse said...

Mmm, these cookies look fabulous! I love the white chocolate surprise when you break them open. Talk about fascinating flavor combos. I can't wait to see how rosemary enhances the flavor of this cookie!

Selba said...

Oh... wow! This must be really yummy!

Pearl said...

my GOODNESS - rosemary cookies? that is SO cool.

jodye said...

These look amazing! I'm not sure I'd ever come up with this combination on my own, but now that it's here for me, I'm planning on taking full advantage of it!

Reeni♥ said...

I love these!! And you use Rosemary as much as you want- it's one of my favorite herbs! Really? White chocolate and olives? I have to try that!

Heather said...

your rosemary powder is so useful and awesome! these cookies sound amaaaazing!!! mmmmm.

noble pig said...

I seriously need to make some powder.

Cakebrain said...

Oh my. That's a cool idea! Looks great!

morgana said...

Vaya mezcla exótica, justo como a mí me gusta... ;-)

FFichiban said...

Hee hee your creations are so awesome I want to try this combination of flavours mmmm

Carolyn Jung said...

Rosemary! How intriguing to add that to a peanut butter and chocolate cookie. I bet it truly is awesome.

May said...

What a surprising original combination which sounds so good! Well done :)
I'll have to give it a try some day.

sunita said...

That's a PBRWCC cookie alright :-D You had me withn that title :-D

I love peanut butter, am trying to keep away a bit, as I go on a PB roll :-)

natalia said...

Please if you make such wonders keep on doing them with any ingredient !!

Dawn said...

LOL! I guessed it, yeah, uh huh!
Nice combo my little favorite baker!

Jescel said...

wow.. i've yet to taste this flavor combo. i'm sure it's fabulous. my latest post is a cookie with white chocolate too :o)

Ingrid said...

Would you say that "tasting" flavors your head a learned trick or something you've always been able to do? I ask because I can't. I think I'm getting better at taking a bit of something and picking out some of the flavors but its usually the very obvious ones.

Not sure about the white chocolate & black olives but the PBRWCC sound interesting!
~ingrid

lisaiscooking said...

This sounds like a very interesting combination! I have to try these!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

NOw that is one fascinating cookie! I'm really getting into the concept of rosemary as a dessert seasoning.

Olivia said...

Rosemary powder? Interesting...

Suzana said...

Por mim podes continuar na onda do rosmaninho que eu não me importo! Importo-me, sim, de não ter dado uma trinca numa destas bolachinhas...

Bj e bom fim de semana

Anna said...

Rita, do you want to move ot Florence with me and start a cookie shop with wacky flavors?

mikan-san said...

Question for you (unless I'm imagining things...), you have cinnamon listed in the instructions but not on the ingredients list. Should there have been cinnamon? I am making a batch without - it seemed the safer bet.

Katrina said...

Well I don't know how, but I missed this post! The cookies look awesome, as usual, of course. I wouldn't expect anything less from you! ;)

Jude said...

I really like rosemary in cookies. Some people don't think so and it makes me sad :(

Lia "business courses"Scott said...

Love your cookies.. Looks sooo delicious