Tuesday Cook Off ~ Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is nothing better than a peanut butter cookie…except for a peanut butter cookie with chocolate chips!  We all love peanut butter cookies in this house but last week my youngest son asked if I would make a peanut butter cookie with chocolate chips.   I think I found a winner!  This recipe makes thick and chewy cookies,  just the way we like our cookies in this house.   Plus, the cookies almost melts in your mouth.    They are truly delicious!   Don’t like chocolate chips in your peanut butter cookies?  Not a problem, we have a awesome peanut butter cookie here.

The only thing I did different in the recipe is refrigerate the dough for about an hour before cooking.   This helps with the cookies spreading too much during cooking and leaves you a nice thick cookie.   This recipe also freezes very well!  That’s always a plus in this house.   Just take cookie out of freezer about 5 to 10 minutes before you would like to eat it.   Delicious!

Recipe from: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Recipe yields 4 to 5 dozen cookies

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup (16 tablespoons) butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups smooth or chunky peanut butter
  • 1 ½ cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (or a combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine the butter and peanut butter and beat the mixture until it is light and fluffy (you can do this with a hand mixer or with an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment). Add the brown and white sugars and mix until well combined. Add the eggs and mix for 1-2 minutes, until the mixture is well combined and light in color. Add the milk and vanilla and mix. Add the dry ingredients and mix just briefly. While there are still large spots of flour, add the chocolate chips (or peanut butter chips or both) and mix until the flour is completely mixed in and the mixture is well combined. Let the cookie dough sit for 15 minutes before scooping onto the baking sheets. It will firm up as it sits.
  3. When ready to bake, scoop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto silpat or parchment-lined baking sheets leaving about 1 to 2 inches in between the cookies to allow for spreading as they bake. Bake for 10-11 minutes, taking care not to overbake in the slightest! Leave the cookies on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes after baking before removing them to a cooling rack. This will help them set up and be firm enough to transfer without having them overbake in the oven. The cookies may look slightly underbaked but they will firm up as they cool. Resist the urge to eat them warm as they taste much better cooled.
  4. I pop baked and cooled cookies into the freezer (in a large tupperware or freezer-safe ziploc bag) and they taste great out of the freezer, especially if they are left to sit at room temperature for a few minutes.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Straight from the oven 🙂

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