After my first entry, the Peanut Butter Torte for the new blogging event I recently joined, Tuesdays with Dorie, I had left over peanut butter that would be of better use with baking rather than being slabbed onto a slice of bread.
I hadn't had peanut butter cookies in so long. I use to eat them all the time when I was at my aunts house. She use to make cookies all the time (actually, she still does!), but I don't go there as often as I use to, but when I do, theres always something that she baked. She loves to cook and bake, and they're all awesome! But, thats beside the point.
I was just really in the mood for a good peanut butter cookie. I knew everyone in the house would love them, especially Chris and my father. They both love peanut butter. They both love peanut butter but try not to have it to often. But, I knew that they would like these, and so would I. They are really delicious, and I make them teaspoonful for smaller cookies for snacks. There just amazing. I even caught my dad sneaking a cookie late last night (he'll never admit it though..).
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
3/4 cup plus some for sprinkling
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (I used light, though, dark would be fine)
1 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and the salt. Set aside.
2. In another bowl, beat in the butter and the peanut butter until fluffy. Add sugar and beat until smooth. Add egg and mix well. Then add the milk and the vanilla.
3. Slowly add the dry mixture into the wet mixture and beat thoroughly. Fold in the chocolate chips. Place some sugar on a plate for sprinkling. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls into the sugar, then onto baking sheet lined with parchment. Leave about 1 inch between each cookie. Using a fork, lightly indent with a criss cross pattern.
4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool the cookies on the sheets for 1 minute, then remove to a rack to cool completely.