Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–cafĂ© quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.




Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Chubbies

Panera Bread Restaurant Recipe

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped unsalted roasted peanuts

Whisk the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl until relatively free of cocoa lumps.
Put the butter, peanut butter, and sugars in a large bowl, and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until lighter in color and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla on low speed. Stir in the flour mixture with a spoon. Stir in the chips and nuts.

Position your oven racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven. Heat the oven to 350 degrees and line 2 large baking sheets with foil.

Roll the dough between your palms into 1 1/2 inch balls and set them on the prepared sheets about 1 inch apart. Bake just until the cookie centers look dull instead of shiny, about 10 minutes. (Cookies will feel soft to the touch but do not bake further.) Cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Slide the foil off the baking sheet to transfer the entire batch of cookies to a cooling rack. Loosen them from the foil when they are firm enough to hold their shape. Then cool them completely on the rack.

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