Sometimes you just want a cookie.
Ok, maybe not everyone gets that craving, but I do. It’s not often – usually I want cake or vegetables – but sometimes I want cookies. I got that craving this weekend, and I was too lazy to go to the grocery store, so I made peanut butter chocolate cookies.
Yes, I realize there is some irony that I was too lazy to go to the grocery store, but not too lazy to actually make cookies. To me, the store just seems like more effort.
I had to work with what I had (see above about the grocery) so I went with a basic peanut butter cookie. To that I added chopped German chocolate (again, had on hand) and made peanut butter cookies. These actually came out really well – they are like the perfect cookie. Sweet and salty and just a touch goo-y.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 ounces German Chocolate – chopped
Cream together the butter and peanut butter. Add the sugars and mix well. Add egg, flour, soda, salt and baking powder and mix. Add in the flour and mix until no streaks remain. Mix in the chocolate.
Form half inch balls with dough and place on cookie sheet. Refrigerate while oven heats to 375. Once oven is heated, bake for 10-12 minutes. Let set on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack for cooling.
Makes 2.5 dozen cookies
Kitty picture – just because 🙂