Saturday, November 1, 2008

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best of both cookies.

I used to make chocolate chip cookies all the time. In fact I would bake them weekly during college football season. So the other night my boyfriend mentioned I had not made chocolate chip cookies in a while. I wanted to make them, but I had already posted my recipe this past summer. I wanted something similar, but not quite the same. I opened the cabinet and found an unopened jar of Jif. When it comes to eating peanut butter on an everyday basis we only eat all- natural peanut butter. The Jif is purely there for baking; it was a sign. I found a recipe on Allrecipes and went with it. This recipe made 32 cookies. I brought 29 of them to work on a Monday morning. Tuesday morning there were only 2 cookies left. I guess you can say people like them.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from Allrecipes

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

In a large bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until well blended. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla one at a time. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Mix in chocolate chips. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are lightly browned.