If you have even the tiniest lack of self control, do not make these. Seriously. When you’re curled up in a ball on the couch wishing you didn’t just eat 19 cookies, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
These are good. Really good. And there isn’t one single thing healthy about them. Except maybe for the fact that once you bake and devour one batch (within hours), you’ll never want to see another sweet treat again, ever.
Normally I don’t bake big batches of cookies for just this reason, but Nick had 6 hungry guys coming over this weekend, so I used it as an opportunity to make something a bit indulgent. The cookies were well received, and even though it seemed like each of the guys scarfed down at least a handful, I was still left with about dozen cookies staring me in the face. They didn’t sit around tempting me too long, though, Nick and I managed to polish them off within a day. Seriously, these cookies are little bits of heaven.
Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
(from Pithy and Cleaver)
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda & powder, and salt. Set aside. Add the butter and peanut butter to the bowl of a mixer.
Beat until fluffy, then beat in sugars.
Add milk, egg and vanilla and continue beating. Then add the flour mix 1/2 at a time and mix until everything is combined well.
Fold in the chocolate chips with a spoon.
Resist eating the entire bowl of cookie dough.
Drop heaping teaspoon sized balls of dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Lightly press a fork on the tops, making a crosshatch pattern.
Bake 10-15 minutes, until cookies are barely browned on the bottom edges. They’ll seem a little undercooked, but once they cool, they will be PERFECT!
Cool on pans for a couple minutes, then carefully transfer to a cooling rack.
Feed to hungry boys, or, just eat the entire batch yourself. Your choice. I’m not sure exactly how many this made, but it was a lot… close to 3 dozen? The cookies are perfectly soft and chewy on the inside with lightly crispy edges. Mmmm.
Kaiser was kind of jealous of all the peanut butter action going on in the kitchen. Since doggies can’t have chocolate chips, I whipped him up a batch of peanut butter dog treats. Kaiser’s grandpa got him this fun cookie cutter, and we finally got to use it!
Enjoy your week! ~peace, love & peanut butter~