Sunday, September 19, 2010
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
So if you haven't noticed we have a "sweets" problem in our house. I love trying out new recipes and I've always got a willing taste tester, sometimes two. I cranked out quite a few dozen cookies last weekend for our church's service project and managed to end up with a few to munch on. Our favorite recipe of the weekend was this one that I had tucked away from an old HEB advertisement. It's meant to have mint chocolate chips, but I substituted Peanut Butter chips...a mighty fine substitution if I don't say so myself.
Double Chocolate Cookies
Recipe from HEB Ad from sometime in the 2000's :)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 2/3 cup (10 oz.) chips (peanut butter, mint, chocolate, whatever you like)
2/3 cup butter, softened
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl and set aside. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and continue to mix on high for one minute more. Using the mixer, gradually add the flour-cocoa mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, to the butter mixture until a smooth batter is formed. Stir in the chips using a spoon. Drop the cookie dough, 1 rounded teaspoon at a time, 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake cookies 8-9 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet and place on wire rack to cool completely.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen
These cookies turn out so moist and chewy! I love the chocolate flavor, and mixing it with the peanut butter chips is like cookie perfection! You'll want to finish the whole batch in the first day, luckily I bagged up the give away cookies before the cookie monsters could get into them!
And as a very icky, very stupid side note....please, please, please crack your eggs in a separate bowl instead of directly into your batter. I know this rule, my momma told me that every time I baked anything and yet I fail to heed her advice. For the second time in my life I came across a "bad" egg that ruined a perfectly good batch of cookies! I think I may have finally learned my lesson! At least I hope!