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Chunky-Peanut-Butter-Chocolate-Chip Cookies

July 24, 2009

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Did you know that January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day!? Celebrate by baking cookies!

Now, As I’ve mentioned before, I have a slight peanut allergy. When I was 16 I went for allergy tests and they said I was allergic. Funny, as I had definitely consumed my fair share of peanuts and peanut butter in my 16 years and hadn’t experienced any type of reaction. So I quit it. Cold turkey.  No Pb&J sandwiches, no Reeses Peanut Butter cups, no Oh Henrys. Zilch. I was livin peanut free. Which was good I guess. But a girl can only go so long without peanut butter. So dare devil that I am, I decided It was about time I ate them again, seeing as how I’d lived 16 years with it. So now whenever I have a craving for peanut butter I go right ahead and eat it. In small quantities that is.

And I just purchased some new mixing bowls! I was getting mad the other day as somehow all the bowls seemed to have dissapeared. We moved two years ago, downsized, and I think half of our stuff is still packed up I swear! So I decided it was about time I bought some new ones. So I got a set of glass Pyrex ones. Their great!

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Ingredients – in nice little prep bowsl! (that’s a first!)

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Mix it up good!

ready for the oven

Roll em into ball and dip em in sugar!

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Flatten with a fork – and put in oven!

Chunky-Peanut-Butter-Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Butter, Room Temperature
  • 1 1/4 Cups Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 Cups Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  3. In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder. Working with a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add the peanut butter. Beat on slow and add the sugars.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each one. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula or wooden spoon, and on low speed, add the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  7. *Optional* Pour 1/2 cup sugar (fine, granulated or large decorating sugar) into a small bowl. Use a small ice cream scoop or spoon to scoop dough and then roll the dough into small balls and then roll the ball into the small bowl of sugar, coating it evenly.
  8. Place on the backing sheet. Using a fork, press it into the top of the cookie, to make the signature criss cross pattern on the cookie, flattening it just slightly.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes, until slightly browned and just about set in the center.
  10. Carefully transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Make sure they are fully cooled before storing them.Note – You can make these in advance, and roll the cookie dough into the little balls, storing them in a container and freezing them until ready to use. When baking from frozen cookie, place them on the sheet and into the oven for a few minutes til they get soft, and then pull them out and make the criss cross pattern with the fork, and then stick em back in the oven to fully bake =) baking time may need to be increased by a minute or two since they are baking from frozen. You can also make these with smooth peanut butter, or if you want crunchy add peanuts to them.

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Enjoy = )

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13 Comments

  • Reply Memoria July 25, 2009 at 12:45 AM

    YUM! These looked like the ones from the Baked cookbook. I love those!!

    Another tip: You should flash freeze the dough balls before storing them in one container so that they won’t stick as much.

  • Reply Koko July 25, 2009 at 9:30 AM

    Those were delish, Lou!

  • Reply Alicia July 25, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    Memoria – Thanks! Yea I saw the baked ones, but i wasn’t sure about the spices they added?? I like mine just plane peanut butter and i added some vanilla to add a little flavor. I did like the idea of rolling them in sugar. their sort of like the chocolate cookies i made for christmas! i think any cookie rolled in more sugar is gooood hahaha. How do you flash freeze em?? do you need a special machine? That’d be interesting.

    Koko – thansk! = )

  • Reply Hélène July 25, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Just found your blog on Tasty Kitchen. I live not to far, I’m on Vancouver Island. Love your blog.

  • Reply Alicia July 25, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    Thanks! I actually live in Tsawwassen, so very close to the ferry terminals. I maybe going to Uvic in Jan! so i might be even closer haha. Need to bring over all my baking things!!

  • Reply Steph July 26, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    These look perfect! I love that you rolled them in sugar.

  • Reply Lee July 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    I made these this weekend, its been so long since I’ve made peanut butter cookies., They were spectacular. I also took some to my in laws and the plate we took disappeared in a heartbeat. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply Alicia July 27, 2009 at 9:42 PM

    Steph: Thanks! Ya I got the idea i had seen from another site! I think it’s from the Baked cookbook.

    Lee: Glad to hear they went over well! No problem = )

  • Reply Christine August 7, 2009 at 7:39 AM

    I found your blog this morning and I LOVE it! (and you are so young!) I love baking as well, and could do it all day long if I only had an oven in my office! I enjoy baking for friends and family and they like it too! Keep up the good work, and good luck with school!

  • Reply Alicia August 11, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Christine: thanks so much!! I know, i wish i could bake all the time but my waistline wouldn’t like me! haha. thanks for visiting my blog. hopefully there are some more posts in the future you enjoy~ =)

  • Reply Christine August 12, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    I finally made these last night- I couldn’t wait any longer! They came out perfect and are so delicious! I have to give them away before I eat the whole batch! I look forward to trying more of your recipes!

  • Reply Alicia August 12, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    haha i know! I had to give lots away too! I even made an ice cream sandwich with them..haha. so good but soo bad…

    thanks! =)

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