Peanut Butter Craving

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.

sauerkraut

Do you need a closer look?

sauerkraut
Yep. It’s sauerkraut. Yum! I know, some of you out there are thinking, ugh, yuck, gross. And others are saying, Oh yeah baby, bring it on.

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.  🙂 

peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

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. 😉

peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Anywho, here are my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.  🙂

peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Get Baked’s Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
Yield: 32 cookies
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
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
1 egg
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.

Serving suggestion:
peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream cookie

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11 Responses

  1. Oh, you devil you. Now you’ve got me craving both. YUM!

  2. Sorry Erin! It can’t be helped. 🙂

  3. The last photo of the ice cream sandwich about killed me…it just looks too good!

  4. ha–i love the serving suggestion! and the cookies, obviously. but not the kraut. who knows, maybe i’ll stop hating it eventually. 🙂

  5. Those look fantastic!! I like the idea of using the crunchy natural peanut butter – and the chocolate chips are a given, they make everything better!! I think I actually prefer the look of your thicker, more substantial, crunchy, chewy peanut butter cookies. I think I might revisit them with your adaptations. Beautiful. Thanks for the nod too!!

  6. Thanks Melody!

    Grace,no worries. There are lots of foods out there to love. 😉

    Thanks Emma! And you’re welcome. I plan on trying out a few more of your recipes. Especially those Bananas Foster Buns.

  7. Looks good to me!!!!!

  8. Hi Trish! Thanks for visiting.

  9. Oh, Susan! These cookies are amazing! I love peanut butter but haven’t baked much with it.

  10. Patricia, I haven’t either. I’m sure if I’d use a regular peanut butter versus the natural I would have gotten a totally different consistency. At least I get to enjoy my experiments.

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