Friday, March 14, 2008

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

A few months ago, I decided I would like to eat some peanut butter cookies. So I opened the Betty Crocker Cookbook and looked for a recipe for peanut butter cookies. Once I found the recipe, I followed it, and I made some peanut butter cookies.

And they were not good. At all.

So I decided to make up my own recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. I did, and I followed it, and I made some peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

And they were fantastic.

So fantastic that I considered keeping the recipe a secret, like a secret family recipe. But then I decided that it would be much nicer to give the recipe out to whoever would like it, so that everyone could enjoy these fantastic peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. So here's the recipe:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup butter flavor shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup fat free vanilla yogurt

18 oz. jar of creamy peanut butter

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

extra granulated sugar for dipping

Preheat oven to 375 F. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, and set aside. In a large bowl, mix butter, shortening, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and yogurt until smooth. Add peanut butter and mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients in three batches, mixing until smooth after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips with a spatula. By the rounded teaspoons, form dough into balls, dip the top in granulated sugar, and place on cookie sheet (preferably neither dark nor non-stick). Bake for 5-7 minutes. Cookies will not spread much. Remove from oven at first sign of browning. Let set for 2-3 minutes, then transfer cookies to cooling rack. Once cookies have cooled completely, you can pile them loosely in an open container. Let them sit out uncovered overnight. After that, you can put them in airtight containers. Makes 60-80 cookies, depending on how big you make them, and how much raw dough you eat.

So there you go. Follow the directions, and you will not be disappointed, I hope. Enjoy, please!


Tim said...

I like this story.

I also like the fact that "18 oz jar of peanut butter" is one of the ingredients.

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