Friday, February 28, 2014

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Okay, so by now you should've guessed that my life is all about writing and cooking right now.  And since I've been a toad this week, there's more cooking than writing.  To that end, here's a new recipe I tried and found to be delicious.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar (packed*)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F.  In a medium bowl, cream the margarine and the sugars together.  Mix in the egg until light and fluffy. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until well combined.  In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking soda.  Add to wet mixture until just combined.  Stir in the oats and the chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheet.  Bake 10-14 minutes or until lightly browned. 

This made about 2 dozen cookies for me, but your mileage may vary.  The original recipe, which I tweaked - naturally - said it made 3 dozen, but they must've made small cookies.  We don't do small cookies here.  I mean, I didn't make them HUGE, but still...

If you want to play with this one, try semi-sweet or milk or white chocolate chips.  I used dark chocolate because that's what we had in the house.  I guess you could also try chunky peanut butter.  Whatever blows your skirt up.

*on a side note, have you ever seen a recipe that didn't call for the brown sugar to be packed?  If it always has to be packed, why do they have to keep saying 'packed'?  Just one of those things I think about.


  1. Uhm...because some people never took Home Ec and don't *know* that brown sugar is supposed to be packed for measuring. ;)

    And since I'm all about the nuts, I think I'd have to chunky plus add peanuts to the mix. MmmMmmm good!

    1. I never took HomeEc, but yeah, there are probably people just starting out cooking who don't know to always pack the brown sugar.

      I won't comment on you being all about nuts, Silver. ;o) Enjoy!

  2. Mmmm - sounds good! As for the brown sugar - I know, always packed!

    I still have cookie dough in my fridge - may have to break it out and cook up a batch (yes, I have to portion out the cookie dough because if I make all the cookies, we end up eating all the, like, 24 hours!).

    1. Smart lady. I always bake the whole batch and we gobble them up. I'm learning, though. I remembered to cut the last beef roast I bought in half so we didn't have that many leftovers and now we have a frozen chunk of beef for another meal.

  3. Glad to know I'm not the only one who gets fewer cookies from what a recipe calls for!

    1. LOL, Stacy. I never end up with as many as the recipe says I should.