I love peanut butter. But for some reason I’ve never loved the peanut butter cookie. I may have mentioned that before. I’ve only ever made them a few times in my life, so I decided I’d give them another chance. I’m all about trying foods more than once. My husband likes Pittsburg Hot Links and I’ve never really enjoyed them. So every time he eats them, I take a bite, just to see. They’re growing on me, but it’s not something I’d ever get myself. I have however found a food that I thought I hated, but turns out I love…and could eat all by itself…like mounds of it. See if you can guess what it is.
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We grilled up some brats for dinner last night. Can I just say I’m not the best griller? Our brats were a little on the shrunken & charred side, but they were still good! Especially after I slathered them with a mix of grilled onions & sauerkraut. Come to momma! Sorry, no pictures of said brat…I was too anxious to get it in my mouth!
But wait, wasn’t this post about Peanut Butter? Oh yeah. Okay, so back to my peanut butter craving…
I was getting the itch to bake something. I already have plans for cupcakes this week since MC’s birthday party is this Sunday AND I’ll probably take some to his school as well. I asked for Hubby’s input. His response – “Cookie?” Alrighty then.
I wasn’t ready to delve into Chocolate Chip Cookie, Part 3, but somehow I still managed to incorporate chocolate chips. Can’t stay away from them! The bold taste of peanut butter sounded really good and I had bookmarked a recipe I saw over at Get Baked awhile ago for some chewy peanut butter cookies, so I figured it was a good time to give it a whirl. I did make a few modifications to the recipe – including adding some mashed mini peanut butter cups – so they didn’t end up looking like her pictures, but they sure tasted good.
Did I mention I eat natural peanut butter? The taste of the actual peanut is much more pronounced and it’s definitely less sweet. Maybe that was the key. The cookies weren’t too sweet and they were soft and chewy. I probably should have left them in the oven for about another minute or two, but who doesn’t like a soft middle? I’m talking about the cookie, not my tummy.
Anywho, here are my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.
1 1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup natural chunky peanut butter
¼ cup natural creamy peanut butter
8 to 10 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups
½ cup margarine
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon milk
½ cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a small bowl sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
Cream together the peanut butters and the peanut butter cups, then cream together with margarine.
Mix in milk and eggs until just combined, then stir in mini chocolate chips.
Scoop balls onto baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly golden.