Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Monday, April 23, 2012
Who loves chocolate chip cookies? Was that the dumbest question I've ever asked. Possibly. Do you think there is a way to improve chocolate chip cookies? I wasn't sure but I'm thinking now that I know there just might be a way. Add peanut butter chocolate chips.
Chocolate and peanut butter are a better combination to me than peanut butter and jelly. Am I right?
These cookies are so delicious- Just when you think you're eating a traditional classic your mouth is hit with a flavor blast of peanut butter.
-2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
-1 teaspoon of baking powder
-1 teaspoon of salt
-1 cup and 1/2 of softened butter
-1/2 cup of sugar
-1 cup of packed light brown sugar
-1 1/2 of vanilla extract
-2 large eggs
-1 cup of milk chocolate chips
-1 cup of peanut butter chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together flour, baking soda, and both salts- set aside your bowl for later.
Place your butter in a mixer and allow your mixer to break down the butter completely. This was a trick picked up from my mom, she places her butter in the mixer and allows it to run for about five minutes before she added anything else (My Mom by the way is the best baker I know so any tips she has I take). After your butter is thoroughly mixed add sugar and brown sugar to the mixture and allow to cream together.
In a separate bowl beat together your vanilla and eggs. Add your vanilla and eggs to the mixer. Slowly add your dry ingredients to the mixer and continue to mix until a fluffy dough forms. Fold in your chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.
(I like big cookies so adjust the size of your cookies depending on your preference). Scoop 1/4 a cup of cookie dough in your hands and form a ball. Space each ball 3 inches apart on on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake your cookies for 13 minutes (I know 13 is a random number but this is the perfect combo of slightly chewy but a bit crispy).
Once your cookies have slightly cooled pour yourself a glass of milk, take a big dunk and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Tyler Florence.
I'm linking the cookies up to these link parties.