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Monday, May 13, 2019

Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies



I thought that I had eaten some great cookies, when I was growing up. My family would buy those soft bagged cookies from the store or purchase some cookie dough and we'd make it from that.

Honestly, I didn't know much about baking until I got married and so my cookies were always burnt or tasted funny.



So my mouth was amazed when I visited the house that my husband grew up in over a weekend trip while we were in college and I tasted the chocolate chip cookies that his mom made. I thought I knew cookies, but that was before I had tasted these.


Every bite was soft and filled with a buttery/chocolaty taste. I had never made cookies with real butter before, I had always made them with margarine. The taste was so vastly different that it felt like this was the first time I had ever eaten a cookie. Every other cookie was like cardboard.

So, when my husband and I got married, I asked for the recipe and it was so easy to make, I think it would have been difficult to mess it up. 

I made them for the first time when my husband and I hosted a pizza party in our duplex and even though I might have slightly burned the first batch, those cookies got eaten very quickly AND I had another person ask me for the recipe.

For someone who really didn't know much about baking, that was the best compliment.


So, let me tell you, as much as I'd like to give away that recipe, I can not, but I can give you a peanut butter chocolate chip alternative that will make your taste buds even happier for all you peanut butter lovers, out there. These are so much better than those Peanut Butter Kiss cookies you have once a year around Christmas. Here you go!


Ingredients

1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup peanut butter
1 packages semisweet chocolate chips
3 tbsp milk

1 cup sugar (optional) to roll dough in.



Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Combine brown sugar, egg, shortening, peanut butter and vanilla. Mix until blended.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the first mixture and mix on low.
  • Add milk to help soften it.
  • Add packages of chocolate chips and mix until evenly blended. 
This part is totally optional, but with thumb print cookies, you can roll the dough in sugar for an extra sweet treat. You can do the same for these.

Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and plop spoonful of cookie dough onto the cookie sheet. Pop into the oven for 8 minutes. Let cool and transfer to a cooling rack. Voila! 

Can yield 18-24 cookies. 


Conclusion


If you use your oven, you probably know it. If it tends to run hotter, check your cookies at the 7 minute mark. I do not advise eating raw cookie dough, no matter how delicious it is. It can make you sick. 

Don't eat the cookies until they cool. It will be hot and it will burn your mouth. Please use common sense.

Once you eat these cookies, your mouth might have a little party and they are very irresistible, so if you eat them all at once, prepare for a little weight gain. 

These are perfect to give away and you can make many cookies at one time. These are great to freeze, so you can make some now and freeze the for later. Please allow a couple of hours to thaw.





28 comments:

  1. Yum, we just love chocolate chip cookies. It's been ages since we've made some. We really should!

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    1. I try not to make them so much because I'll eat them faster than I should.

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  2. The cookies look so delicious! And these are the type of cookies that I like best, soft and with plenty of chocolate inside.

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    1. I don't understand the appeal of a crunchy cookie.

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  3. I MUST make these for my husband. He is a chocolate chip cookie whore - lol. He is VERYYYY particular.

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    1. Oh no! My husband is very particular, too, especially when it comes to ice cream.

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  4. I do love chocolate chip cookies. The soft ones are my favorite cookies so I need to make these.

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  5. YES PLEASE. I love chocolate chip cookies, especially when they're right out of the oven. And with ice cream on top!

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  6. This looks super yummy. I super love cookies and I am dying to eat this now!

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    1. Oh no! Don't die! j/k--- about the bad joke. Please don't die, for real, though.

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  7. I was drooling over that gooey chocolate. These sound absolutely delicious and easy to boot!

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  8. MMmmm I'm like married to my chocolate chip cookie recipe so I'll probably stick with it BUT the idea is of using shortening is intriguing and I think maybe I'll try it out.

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  9. I absolutely love chocolate chip cookies. They r so awesome. This recipe is a bit different. I'll try it on my birthday.

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    1. I hope that if you make them, that you'll enjoy them. :)

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  10. I think the recipe has easy to pick up ingredients. I need such easy and tasty recipes. I will definitely try out this weekend :)

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  11. OMG!! These looks sooo good. I tried a similar recipe a few months ago and my husband loved it. Gotta prepare it on my cheat days though lol Thanks for sharing the good stuff.

    Candace Hampton
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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    1. My kids really like the peanut butter kiss cookies, but it take so much time to unwrap the kisses to put them on top, so I found a regular peanut butter cookie recipe and added chocolate chips and voila!

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  12. Chocolate chip cookies is my ultimate weakness. I wish to learn how to make this. Also good as gifts!

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    1. I usually end up giving a lot of these away because they're too easy to eat all at once.

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  13. In my home chocolate chip cookies are most wanted items. My kids as every other day. your recipe sounds delicious.

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    1. Thank you! My kids like the real deal, so when I do make them, I have to freeze some of them so they don't eat all of them at once.

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  14. Adrift in our memory banks are the smells and tastes of the food of our childhoods. One whiff of something familiar coming from the kitchen and we are instantly kids again.

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