Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

It must be my lucky month! My niece and nephew (who have been visiting) begged Jim to make one of their favorites, cheese flautas with Mexican rice. I thought I was off the hook, but then they turned their attention to me and demanded I make dessert, more importantly they demanded I make Peanut Butter Cookies. 

This is my twist on the classic peanut butter cookie, it has sweet chocolate morsels inside but retains the traditional forked decoration on top. They are soft and deliciously golden brown.

I wonder how long they'll last!

Yields 2.5 dozen 
 First soften half a cup of butter.

Stir with a whisk on high until creamy.

In case you were wondering, the old school whisk and wooden spoon will soon be disappearing, consider this their last hurrah! I was lucky enough to receive a nice, new hand mixer for Christmas that I have yet to break in. Sigh...oh how I will miss thee...

  Add in one cup of packed brown sugar and whisk together well.

Sporting Chanel's new "Steel" polish on my paws (thank you Santa).

Stir in one large egg, a teaspoon of vanilla, a pinch of salt, one cup of creamy peanut butter, a half teaspoon of baking soda and a good sprinkling of all spice. Combine well.

During the holiday season I like to add All Spice or Pumpkin Pie Spice into all of my cookies, it gives them a delicious holiday spicy flavor.

Next, add about 3/4 a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Slowly sift in one cup of flour (mine took about 1 and a 1/4 cup to get the right consistency) and combine.

A parting shot of my handy-dandy wooden spoon.

Use a teaspoon to measure out your cookies.

Form into balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.

You can also line it with parchment paper. Santa also brought me a new roll I found in my stocking on Christmas morning...I have mixed feelings about that.

Flatten with a fork in a cross design to create the traditional peanut butter cookie decoration.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 -12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. 

(Note to self: Run the self cleaning function in the oven...)


  1. Can't wait to veganize your recipe!

  2. I think you achieved success! The vegan version of these cookies were yummy!