Sometimes, peanut butter cookies just need to step up their game. I mean, I like them and all, but they are rather plain. Good, but plain.
My grandmother liked raw peanut butter cookie dough- she didn’t too much care for the baked cookie. On the other hand, peanut butter cookies were one of my grandfather’s favorites (not sure if he liked the dough though).
Sorry- I kinda got off track there.
So, I was starting to make peanut butter cookie dough, and opened my pantry for some inspiration. There, in front of me, was an unopened jar of chunky peanut butter. And next to that- chocolate chips! (ok, not really- they are in 2 separate cupboards, but it made the story sound good-right?!) Chocolate and peanut butter- I think most of us would agree that they are a good combination. I know I would! So, my plain peanut butter cookie dough got jazzed up a bit. I think you’ll like it!
CHUNKY PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Prep time: 10 minutes Bake time: 10-13 minutes
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup crunchy/chunky peanut butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In large mixing bowl combine butter, sugars, and peanut butter. Mix until well combined. Add in eggs and stir. Add salt, baking powder, and baking soda and mix well. Stir in flour till just combined. Gently stir in chocolate chips.
Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes, or until lightly golden brown and set. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and place on cooling racks to cool completely. Enjoy with a glass of cold milk!
Made with love, not calories!