Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My husband's favorite cookie of all time

I know no one's reading this week, and that's just fine. I'm not, either. But I couldn't post this recipe after the new year because it's against my religion to eat cookies in January.

December, however, is a much different story.

Sorry for the lousy phone photo. I'd have taken pictures of the process and the cookies with my regular camera if I'd known they were going to be such a big hit, but as it happens they'd all been demolished by the time I took this photo.

These are peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Very simple, and very tasty. They turn out nice and crunchy once they've cooled a bit, which my husband loves because he enjoys dipping his cookies in milk. If you are a dipper, or are married to one, this may be the cookie for you.

Here's the recipe! It's a slightly tweaked version of a Betty Crocker recipe.

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (I use creamy)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks (I use chunks, which you can buy in bags just like chips. You can use chips or whatever you have on hand)

Heat oven to 375. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir in chocolate chunks.

Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls and place on cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Bake anywhere from 9 to 15 minutes -- I find mine take about 14 minutes to come out golden brown. Cool 5 minutes and enjoy. Makes a little over 2 dozen.


  1. We must be related or something, because I have a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe also tweaked from a Betty Crocker recipe. Soooooooo good!

  2. You guys are reading! So am I. Heh.

  3. Long story on the GF thing. Turns out that having a job you hate is probably worse for your stomach than gluten. In other news, I gained a bunch of weight and I am tired all the time, so gluten most likely has some ill effects. Or it could just be that I'm eating all the lousy food I was avoiding which then in turn makes me feel lousy.

  4. I've never seen cookies made with Christmas trees on them. How festive!