Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

March 17, 2016

Every afternoon, my 5 year old comes to me and asks "so, what are we making today Mom?". Some days, I have a definite answer and other days?  I stare blankly into my pantry and see what we can come up with. Either way, it's always an adventure with him.


On one particular day a few weeks ago, he asked that question and it was a day that I didn't have any idea what we could make.  I asked "how about chocolate chip cookies?"  It always seems to be a family favorite.
He seriously looked at me and said "no, that's kinda boring".  Boring?  Mmph. Who knew?


He then asked if we could make chocolate chip cookies and put peanut butter in them instead.  Um, yes! Peanut butter and chocolate chips together? Best plan ever.

We got to baking and they turned out amazing.  Soft and chewy inside, with a little crunch on the outside and just the right amount of chocolate chips in every bite.  

Thanks to my extremely smart kid, we now have a new family favorite cookie. :) Be sure to give them a try and make them your family favorite too.

Enjoy!



Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:15
Cook Time: 00:10
Ingredients (approx 36 cookies)
  • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper or cookie mat.
In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat butter, peanut butter and both sugars. Add in egg and mix until combined.
Gradually, add in flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop cookie dough onto baking sheet by the teaspoon.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned.
Let cookies sit on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before removing, then, cool completely on wire rack.

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