Sunday, July 29, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are amazing. I'm not even sure what it is that makes them so good, but there is just something extra delicious about them that may shift them into the position of my favourite cookie recipe. They might even be better than my original chocolate chip cookie recipe, and that's saying a lot. I found the recipe on a blog hop and they were called 'I want to marry you' cookies. I figured that I had to try something that is purported to be so good, but the first time I made them I screwed the recipe up and forgot the oats. They were still good, but these are better. The original recipe calls for the butter to be melted instead of creamed into the sugar and I forgot to do that this time around but I'm still pleased with the results. I swapped some of the butter for peanut butter so I still have to make this recipe once more, sticking to the original, just to see what they are like. But these have already been given a huge vote of confidence - one of my friends said that they were her favourite cookie that I make, which is odd because I had never made them before and she insists that she doesn't like peanut butter. So that's pretty high praise.


Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies

100 grams butter
125 grams crunchy peanut butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup rolled oats
150 grams dark chocolate, roughly chopped
150 grams white chocolate, roughly chopped

First, preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius and line a couple of cookie trays.

Soften the butter, then cream the sugar into it. Add the eggs and beat the mixture well, then add the vanilla and beat again.

Sift in the cinnamon, salt, flour and baking soda. Mix them in as well as you can with a large spoon, then add the oats and chocolate. I don't actually chop my chocolate up, instead I put it in the freezer beforehand and then bring it out and smash it with a rolling pin. It's much easier and faster, after you've bashed it up a bit you can just open the packet and tip out the chunks of chocolate.

So you will have to finish mixing the dough with your hands because it's a sort of crumbly mixture. Instead of rolling it into balls you have to take a small handful and press it together until it holds its cookie shape. These cookies did not spread too much for me, but different people often get different results so I would suggest placing them far apart for the first batch, just in case they spread.

Bake each tray of cookies for 15 minutes, then take them out and let them cool a bit on the tray. This recipe made about 38 cookies (quite large cookies).

4 comments:

  1. These look and sounds amazing
    PB and white chocolate chip - this is something I must try!:)

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  2. I'm always looking for new cookie recipes. I can't believe I've never tried peanut butter chocolate chip cookies! Pinned :)

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  3. Hi! I'm a pb and chocolate nut - these look awesome! I'm pinning them now :)
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  4. Delish! Any sort of peanut butter cookie is awesome in my book!

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