- Preheat oven to 350℉.
- Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
- In a large bowl, or mixer, beat together the butter and PB until light and fluffy.
- Add in both sugars and continue beating until smooth.
- Stir in the egg and milk.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the wet.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Place teaspoon size balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, then press gently with the back of a fork.
- Bake for about 10 mintues (the cookies are best slightly undercooked, as they will harden quickly when taken out of the oven).
- Place cookies on racks to cool.
May 1, 2009
Remember that thing about eating healthy....
Well that is out the door! Ladies, would you all back me up when I say that at certain times of the month (guys, don't squirm too much, this is as in depth as I'm going to go), we are simply slaves to our cravings. I mean all the good intentions in the world aren't going to fight off the chocolate, then salty, then sweet, then sour, and back to chocolate cravings. We might as well just throw up our hands, eat what we are craving, and get over the guilt cause it's all mother nature's fault. It has absolutely nothing to do with complete lack of self control. Or at least, this is what I like to tell myself. Note - this is only a good excuse for a limited amount of time, and if you start using it every day you will certainly be the size of a house. :)
So what's a gal to do when she has dutifully passed up on the Oreos in the grocery store so that there aren't any sweets around the house to "cheat" with, but is ready to bang on her neighbors door begging for a snickers? Make these chocolate and peanut butter cookies. You already have the ingredients on hand, and will be able to indulge your gluttony without anyone else being the wiser. And I can just about guarantee they will tame even your wildest of cravings. It's like getting a zpack from the doctor, it will cure just about anything. So give in and make a few cookies (cause you know that sugar-free pudding isn't going to fool you). And when you are feeling nice and satisfied, give the rest away. Maybe karma will even throw you a bone for spreading around the goods and you'll magically start craving celery.
We are off to Vegas for the weekend, so hopefully some of that karma will be working our way. Heck, I'm just hoping I don't get swine flu on the flight there!
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies
Adapted from The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook
1 1/4 cups AP flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter, at room temp
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg, at room temp
1 tablespoon milk
1 cup chocolate chips (I like the mini chips the best)