A Sarcastic Appetite

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies
October 13, 2010, 7:56 am
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I know, these probably look a little familiar. It also appears I’ve made no fewer than five six desserts for the blog that feature the holy combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I mean, who needs to reinvent the wheel? But I suppose my reader(s) would like to see something other than chocolate-peanut butter desserts and endless variations of mustard chicken. I guess it’s time to expand my repertoire a bit. Until then, though, here’s another doozy for you.

These feature peanut butter in the batter, which is a delicious departure for me but results in a more classic peanut butter cookie: a bit dry, and one that only gets drier as the days progress. So make these…and then eat them immediately. They’re delicious.

I underbaked them slightly and didn’t do the crosshatching on the dough; I liked them much better that way. They puffed up a bit and were nice and soft inside.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes about 20. From Sara Foster’s Fresh Every Day.

1 stick salted butter, softened

1 c. dark brown sugar

3/4 c. creamy peanut butter

1 large egg

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease two cookie sheets. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and peanut butter until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and egg until combined. Meanwhile, in a smaller bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir this into the butter mixture in thirds, stirring until the flour is no longer visible. Stir in the chocolate chips and drop onto a baking sheet, using an ice cream scoop, several inches apart. Bake, rotating about halfway through, about 14 minutes. Cool slightly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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