peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

2.01.2012


Who doesn't love peanut butter and chocolate together? These are so addictive. I admit I rarely make peanut butter cookies because I prefer peanut butter in its pure form, but after making these I would definitely be baking them more often.

peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
adapted from the smitten kitchen

ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter at room temperature 
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
directions: 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour, the baking soda, the baking powder, and the salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy. Add the sugars and beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix well. Add the milk and the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat thoroughly. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets, leaving several inches between for expansion. Using a fork, lightly indent with a criss-cross pattern, but do not overly flatten cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake. Cookies may appear to be underdone, but they are not.
  3. Cool the cookies on the sheets for 1 minute, then remove to a rack to cool completely.

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