Saturday, August 6, 2011

Peanut butter/chocolate chip cookies

I love cookies and when I stumbled across this recipe, I had to make them.
Although, being on the paleo challenge for a month and making cookies is brutal (paleo challenge restricts cookies and so many other delicious foods).
Hopefully my pictures are influential enough for you to want to make these yourself!

What I really should be doing right now is cleaning this huge mess that is all over my floor.
 It looks like someone dumped garbage bag after garbage bag of clothing everywhere. 
It really doesn't help that my room is the size of Harry Potter's, cupboard under the stairs.

(Recipe taken from How sweet it is)


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
8 tablespoons of salted butter, melted and cooled
6 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter, melted and cooled
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Add butter and peanut butter to a microwave safe bowl, and heat in 30 second increments until melted. Let cool completely.
Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, mix the cooled butter/peanut butter and sugars until they are combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed. Gradually add flour and mix until a dough forms – it will look crumbly at first, but it will come together. I even used my hands to bring it all together. If necessary, add 1-2 teaspoons of milk, but I did not need this. Fold in chocolate chips.
Shape the dough into a ball the size of a golfball. Place on a baking sheet two inches apart and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. The centers should be soft and puffy. Do not over bake. 

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