I love soft, chewy cookies. If a recipe claims to make soft chewy cookies, especially with a crisp outside, I'll give it a go.
That's how I came to make these Big, Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies by Averie Cooks that I found on Pinterest. These cookies are huge! They are as big around as a softball. Even the name is a mouthful!
Each ball of dough was almost a full 1/4 cup so it makes sense that the recipe only makes 12 big cookies. Big or not, 12 cookies won't cut it in this household so I double the recipe when I make them.
Baking details? I mush the balls into fat discs before coating in sugar. Then I bake them on a silicone sheet on a dark baking pan for exactly 12 minutes (when I use shiny pans, they take longer to bake).
You definitely need to let these cool a bit before you try one. Otherwise the cookie will just fall apart when you try to pick it up. 10 minutes or so seems to be enough time.
Mmmm! So yummy! The outside is just slightly crispy (probably from the sugar coating) and the middle stays nice and soft. Even Mr. LH, my non-peanut butter cookie eating husband, said these cookies "rocked"!
You can grab the recipe over at Averie Cooks.