Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Cookie Worth An Entire Blog Post

I just made these peanut butter cookies and they were like, the most amazing thing joke. In fact, there is still a batch cooking as I'm typing this...that's how good they are. I told Chris that I am going to make them every day. I hope you make them too :)

Sorrrry, I can't find my camera battery charger so I have no pictures of mine :(

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter at room temperature (smooth is what we used, but I am pretty sure they use chunky at the bakery)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips

For sprinkling: 1 tablespoon sugar, regular or superfine

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, the baking soda, the baking powder, and the salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy. Add the sugars and beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix well. Add the milk and the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat thoroughly. Stir in the peanut butter and chocolate chips. Place sprinkling sugar — the remaining tablespoon — on a plate. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls into the sugar, then onto ungreased cookie sheets, leaving several inches between for expansion. Using a fork, lightly indent with a crisss-cross pattern (I used the back of a small offset spatula to keep it smooth on top), but do not overly flatten cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake. Cookies may appear to be underdone, but they are not.

Cool the cookies on the sheets for 1 minute, then remove to a rack to cool completely.

***I didn't use the chocolate or peanut butter chips with mine and they were perfect :)


rachel elizabeth said...

there is absolutely nothing better than a warm cookie straight from the oven. mmm. this recipe looks so yummy!

shan said...

oh snap....those look AMAZING! i'm preheating my oven right now!!!

*jimaie.marie* said...

mmm, i haven't had peanut butter cookies in a LONG time!! These look freakin delish!! I starred this post, i have to try them!

Shannon said...


lucklys said...

i love peanut butter cookies! plain or with the hershey kiss on top. they sound fantastic.

i'm trying a new recipe this weekend. it'll be my first time making s'mores cookies with real marshmallows and everything.

Cheeziemommie said...

mmmm I love me some peanut butter cookies!!!!

sohobutterfly said...

MmmmmmmmmmmMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yum! You need to Fedex me some cookies!!

Raven said...

oooh I am going to have to make those!

Anonymous said...

Mom and Dad said they got to eat some and I was LIVID and said, "WHY DIDN'T YOU BRING ANY HOME TO YOUR PREGNANT DAUGHTER?!"

Talia said...

oh, now look what you've done... given me an intense craving for PB cookies. Thanks, Alyssa. :)

seriously though, they sound SO yummy! I love that you are such a baker.

insomniaclolita said...

This is awesome, I would want a basket of cookies like this. Maybe I'll order :)

sarah marie p said...

I love that after you made one batch, you took a break to blog and there's another batch baking in the oven! You are the best! Yay for cookies! Yummmmmm! I hope you find your camera cord soon, btw -- man, I hate losing stuff (duh, who doesn't!) but not knowing where your camera cord is is the worst. It's a blogging necessity! The blog cannot go on without it! Well, it can because there's the internet and pictures on there and stuff. Oh man, this comment has gotten OUTTA CONTROL! Anyway, Hiiii Alyssa! Hope you're having a good SUnday night!

*CPA* Su said...

MMMMMM! I need to try these...they look yummy!!

Olive Oyl said...

these are my fav pb cookies... i love this site, she has so many yummy treats!