Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you know what these are?

If you’re thinking cookies, I’d say, could you be any more obvious?

Chocolate chip cookies? Come on now, think bigger.

Peanut butter cookies? Why am I even bothering having this conversation with you?

These are the most perfect, most satisfying, most delicious, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

Crispy around the edges, soft and chewy in the middle with just enough chocolate to curb your cravings but not overtake the taste of peanut butter.

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Peanut butter cookie recipes kept popping up on my Pinterest feed.

After days and days (about 5 minutes) of staring at pictures, I could resist the temptation no longer.

So, with the help a little Mumford . . .

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and a curious Wolf, we got to work.

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While there are few things in this world I love as much as peanut butter and who can not love cookies, I’ve never been a big fan of peanut butter cookies.

I like soft-baked, chewy cookies and peanut butter ones always seem a bit too dry to me.

So, when I saw Dessert Now Dinner Later’s recipe for thick and chewy peanut butter cookies, I had to give the recipe a try.

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I deviated from the recipe a bit but the basics are the same:

  1. Mix together 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar
  2. Add 1/2 cup peanut butter (being the peanut butter aficionado I am, I may have added more. Don’t tell anyone), 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla. Mix well
  3. Mix in 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt
  4. When the dough is completely mixed, add 1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips. Mix well.
  5. Put medium sized balls of cookie dough on a baking sheet, press down and semi-flatten the dough with either fork or spatula. Then bake for 10 minutes at 350

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For best results, eat warm with a big glass of dark chocolate almond milk.

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The perfect fall treat!

Well, actually, peanut butter and chocolate are the perfect, anytime treat.

Don’t tell anyone when you make them though.

They’ll want you to share and, believe me, you really won’t want to.

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