Saturday, May 15, 2010

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!  Chocolate Chip Cookies are just about as all American as Apple Pie. I've posted lots of chocolate chip cookie recipes over the past few years, because I really think you can't have enough chocolate chip cookie recipes or chocolate chip cookies. I'm always up for tasting something new, especially if it's chocolate!

I blogged about Chocolate Chip Cookies last year on May 15 with several different recipes including one for Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies and with links to other Chocolate Chip cookie recipes on other blogs. National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day 2009

So this year, I thought I'd post a new recipe for one of my favorite variations:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
1/2 cup European sweet butter, softened
3/4 cup chunky or smooth peanut butter (I like chunky organic stone ground for texture)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
1 tsp Madagascar vanilla
1  cup King Arthur flour or all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 cup chocolate chips (Guittard)-the darker the better

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 375°.
1. Cream the butter, sugars until light. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until fluffy.
2. Add peanut butter and beat until combined.
3. Blend the flour, baking powder, soda and salt together well.
4. Add these dry ingredients to the butter mixture.
5. Add the chocolate chips and stir a bit to combine.
6. Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheets.
7. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375°.

What's your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe?

2 comments:

Chele said...

No doubt about it - there is nothing better in the whole wide world than a good chocolate chip cookie ;0)

Betsy said...

MMMM what girl doesn't love chocolate? Delish! I just found the best chocolate martini recipe ( http://www.facebook.com/360Vodka#!/video/video.php?v=466500175144 ). A must try with 360 Double Chocolate Vodka.