Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Day 7 of the 10 Days of Christmas Cookies and Bars is a variation of the chocolate chip cookie with peanut butter.  While I never tasted it, I was assured by several people that it was delicious.

Our friend’s birthday was on Thursday and he has a major sweet tooth. He loves many of my desserts so I wanted to make him something special for his birthday. I had found a recipe for malted chocolate chips cookies that I couldn’t wait to make for him. I mixed up the batter and baked them. They came out as puffy, doughy balls. They were NOT very good.

So I went back to my recipe box to look for another cookie I could make. My husband told me that with our friend simpler is better. I took that to heart and decided to make a chocolate chip cookie with peanut butter. I hate peanut butter so it’s difficult for me to bake with it because I can’t taste the finished product. I have to rely on my husbands taste buds to taste any peanut butter dessert.

I went with a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe and added peanut butter to it. The resulting cookies looked soft and chewy when I broke them apart. I had to wait a few hours for my husband to get home to taste it and give me his official vote on the cookie. His exact words were “Now THAT’s a cookie!” I’ll take that as a big yes on this cookie!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

½ c. butter, softened
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter (I used Jif)
½ c. brown sugar
½ c. sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1 ¾ c. all purpose flour
½ t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1 c. chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a large bowl cream the butter, peanut butter, and both sugars together until smooth. Add egg and vanilla, mix well.

3. In a medium bowl stir the flour, baking soda, and salt together. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix well.

4. Add the chocolate chips and stir.

5. Drop round teaspoons on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes for soft, chewy cookies. Bake 13-15 minutes for crisp, golden brown cookies.

6. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

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