Friday, January 31, 2014

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
I believe this will be the last of any cookie recipes for a while. I'm all cookie'd out! The holidays can do that to me. Probably cuz almost half of my cookie consumption occurs around the holidays and then I'm scared/sick of them for the next several months.

I suppose it would be a bad thing for most people, but Hubby doesn't eat much sweets, so it's no problem to him at all.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
(makes 3 dozen cookies)

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together peanut butter, butter and sugars until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix in egg and vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides of the bowl again.
  3. Add in flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Use a fork to push down the balls to make a crosshatch pattern. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are just turning golden brown.
  5. Serve with ice cream and/or milk or coffee. You can also turn it into an ice cream sandwich by sandwiching a big scoop of ice cream between two cookies.