Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Anyone who has ever eaten a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup knows that chocolate and peanut butter tastes great together.  So no further explanation is required for this recipe, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies!


With these cookies you get the best of two old favourites and they only take a few store cupboard ingredients.  



Here's what you will need:

1 1/4 cups plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter - room temperature
1 cup peanut butter - you can use smooth or chunky
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg - room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips



In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, peanut butter and sugars until they are light and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat again until they are well incorporated. 


Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add this to the creamed mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are combined.  



Stir in the chocolate chips, have a little nibble of the dough for quality control, and place the cookie dough into the fridge while you heat the oven to  350F or   180C.



When you are ready to bake the cookies, place a tablespoon of sugar in a small bowl.  Take tablespoons of the dough and form them into balls and roll them in the sugar.  



Place the sugar-coated dough balls on to ungreased baking sheets and gently press them with a fork to slightly flatten them.  Bake for 10 -12 minutes until the edges of the cookies are very lightly browned. 


Let the cookies rest on the baking sheets for a few minutes to firm up a bit before placing them on a wire rack or baking paper to cool completely. 

 

This bag is a thank you gift for my allotment friend, Arthur.  He gives me eggs and lots of lovely veg from his plot.  He isn't getting all the cookies!  I have to keep a few to make sure they are good enough to give as presents!  I think they'll do, don't you?

11 comments:

  1. They will certainly do! I love chocolate and peanut butter - I just wish it was more of a hit in the UK!!

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    1. Oh thank you! I think the p-nut butter and chocolate comb is becoming more popular, slowly. Our local supermarket now sells Reese's Peanut Butter Cups...excellent!

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  2. It's popular in this house :) Will definitely try this recipe out, thank you. x

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    1. Please do try this recipe and let me know if you like them. I love getting feedback, especially if we can make a recipe even tastier. Thanks for visiting us - come back soon. : )

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  3. I think Arthur is a very lucky man and I know I would adore these biscuits - chocolate and peanut butter is just one of those magic pairings.

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    1. You are too kind, and so is Arthur. Please give these cookies a go. I think you'd enjoy them!

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    1. We could do a deal....swap some eggs for some cookies? : )

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    1. I saw your cookies on Twitter. They look delicious!

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  6. They were delicious and I'm about to make some more! X

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