Monday, July 26

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Before our little road trip this weekend, I thought I would make something to munch on....of course, it could have been something healthy like carrot sticks.  But no, not me.  I made peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.  My husband loves, loves, loves peanut butter and chocolate...more than any other person I know.  See what a good wife I am....or not, depending on how you look at it.   They have been tasty though, and Peanut likes them too.  Go figure!  I used butter rather than shortening lard, so once again I refrigerated the dough before putting them in the oven.  Worked like a charm!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup turbinado sugar (I would use brown otherwise)
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used organic-just peanuts, salt, and peanut oil, no fillers)*
1/2 cup butter, room temperature is best
1 egg
1 1/4 cups flour (I used all purpose--wasn't sure how well whole wheat would translate?)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Combine sugar and butter until well mixed...this takes a little longer if using the turbinado sugar.  Add in peanut butter and egg, mix until well combined.  Mix in remaining dry ingredients, including chocolate chips, until dough comes together, stopping to scrape down sides of mixer if necessary.  (I know you are typically supposed to "fold in" the chocolate chips, but meh....this works just as well.)

Using cookie scoop (or your hands), scoop dough into 1 inch balls.  Place on non-greased cookie sheet and refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes prior to baking.  Bake for about 12 minutes, depending on how on your oven and how long you refrigerate. 

Makes about 2 dozen cookies. 

* These cookies were a little crumbly--not fall apart crumbly--but I think it's because I used the organic peanut butter.  Had I used Jif (my favorite not as good for you peanut butter) or something such as that, I think they would have had a better texture.  Just sayin'. 

This recipe is linked to:

Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday
Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap

Life As Mom Ultimate Recipe Swap
Two For Tuesdays Recipe Swap 

You can also come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Swap sponsored by Kerrygold.



Butterpoweredbike said...

Road trips were made for treats! Thanks for submitting your recipe to Two for Tuesday.

the clark clan said...

Hi jackie! thanks for sharing this recipe on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! I noticed your comments at the bottom about crumbly. If using turbinado to replace brown sugar in a recipe, you can add in a tsp or more of organic molasses and that will help with the binding. Using organic peanut butter, make sure you stir in the oil very well before portioning out your measure, and if you want to, replace half the recipe with whole wheat flour, unless you are making something extremely light, half the flour change wont be noticed all that much. Adding in a table spoon of organic yogurt or a tablespoon of apple sauce can also help to make the cookies less crumbly! :) I adore chocolate and peanutbutter and any cookies made with love are good for you didnt you know that? :) Alex@amoderatelife

Bonnie said...

Chocolate and peanut butter...the perfect marriage. I agree with you on the organic butter. Regular processed peanut butter does help the texture but I bet that they tasted oh so good.

Anonymous said...

yum! excellent recipe, I am bookmarking this!

girlichef said...

mmmmmm! Love pb & choc...of course! Thanks so much for sharing w/ Two for Tuesdays!!

Tracey said...

I'm also a huge pb/chocolate fan so these sound wonderful!

JamericanSpice said...

Chocolate and Peanut butter together is delicious!

Brenda said...

This is one of my fav's!

Penny said...

Sounds great for a road trip = Better than stopping for fast food! Love your blog and darling daughter.

Kim said...

These look outstanding! No doubt that you will all enjoy them on your trip. Have a safe and fun time!

Nikki said...

These look great. What a great trip treat. Check out my new meme, Tasty Traditions on Thursdays

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

I like your idea of refrigerating peanut butter cookies before baking instead of using shortening - that's wonderful! And how can you go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate :)

zentmrs said...

These look so good... I adore peanut butter cookies. And addition of chocolate chips makes them just right. Thanks for sharing!

Christy said...

What a fabulous mix of chocolate and PB! I think they are perfect travelling treats! Yummy link to Two for Tuesdays!

briskmamma said...

They look delicious. I have baked chocolate chip cookies but without peanut butter. I have to make a note to myself to buy peanut butter. Here (Croatia, Europe) we are not used to eating it, so it is not part of standard grocery shopping ;)

briskmamma said...

Thank you Jackie for the great tip. It is not difficult to find peanut butter here in Croatia. We have many malls here :) But I love to make something on my own. This recipe for p.butter is perfect.


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