Sunday, July 18, 2010
Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies.
If you, like me enjoy the idea of your whole house smelling of peanut butter try these cookies. Seriously!
I've been craving peanut butter alot lately but there is only so much peanut butter toast that one girl can stand.
Im happy to report that now not only do i have a new favorite peanut butter delivery system, but also a new favorite kind choc chip cookie.
Babushka! and peanut butter. I was lucky to have just enough chocolate chips and peanut butter to make these.
For the cookies
2 ½ cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 sticks (8 ounces) salted butter (at room temperature)
1 cup peanut butter- crunchy or smooth (I used crunchy)
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used a mix of milk and dark)
1/2 cup white sugar (to roll cookies)
To make the cookies- Preheat oven to 180 degrees c. (350 degrees F) Line baking trays with baking paper.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and nutmeg.
Beat the butter in a large bowl on medium speed until smooth and light.
Spoon in the peanut butter and beat until creamy.
Add the brown and white sugar and beat for about 3 minutes.
Add the eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition.
On a low speed gradually add the dry ingredients, mix in until just combine.
Stir through the chocolate chips.
Pour the 1/2 cup sugar into a small bowl.
Scoop a level tablespoon of dough for each cookie, roll into a ball and place in the bowl of sugar.
Coat the balls of dough with sugar and space 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
Slightly flatten the balls of cookie dough with a fork.
Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes, swapping the baking trays halfway through. The cookies will be very lightly coloured and still quite soft but will firm up as they cool. Let the cookies cool slightly on the baking sheet before moving them to a rack to cool completely.
I chose to ignore instructions and ate them just out of the oven. Do it you wont get in trouble I promise.