Peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies

I use peanut butter for cooking; but somehow, I can’t bring myself to slap it in between slices of bread. MK likes his bit of peanut butter but when a large-ish jar begins to occupy too much space in our small “pantry” shelf, I usually want to get rid of it. This time, I thought a batch of cookies would come to my rescue.


I used this recipe pretty much; except that I didn’t roll mine in sugar and I don’t even know what peanut butter chips are, and I had chunky peanut butter anyway. And I did a quick food processor version. The cookies turned out light and although I’m neither a chocolate not peanut butter person, I find myself reaching out to the cookie jar a bit too often. Here’s the recipe with my little tweaks:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 ¼ cups demerara sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Recipe:

  1. Place the butter, peanut butter, sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla essence in a food processor and process until creamy.
  2. Add the flour, baking soda, and baking powder and give it another minute to achieve a soft-ish dough.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon desired quantity of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. These spread out quite a bit so there’s no need to flatten them at all.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes in a 150 degrees centigrade oven until they just about turn color.
  6. Cool completely before transferring to cookie jar.

Comments (3)

  1. Happy cook June 22, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Thankyou for visiting my blog.
    I love cookies with peanut butter and this looks yumm.
    Till few months back i never liked he idea of rating bread with peanut butter, but then i tired them with jam as my sis said it is so famous in US and now i am hooked on the combination to the disgust of hubby and daughter 🙂

  2. Saee Koranne-Khandekar June 22, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Yea, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches seem to be something of an institution! 🙂

  3. Aparna June 24, 2009 at 2:10 am

    They look perfect!!! Well done! I'm a peanut butter and jam addict. And peanut butter's very easy to make too.

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