Friday, April 12, 2013

Best ever PB chocolate chip cookies

One of our new after school traditions this year is having a snack together every afternoon. I usually have something relatively healthy--frozen yogurt bananas, or yogurt and granola, or apple slices and PB, or carrots, stuff like that. But on Friday afternoons, we celebrate the beginning of the weekend with cookies.
Today I want to share my favorite cookie recipe with you. It comes from a Nestle "Best-Loved Cookies" cookbook. 

Chunky Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup PB
1 egg
1 t vanilla
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts

1. Cream together butter, sugars, and PB. Add egg and vanilla and beat to combine. Add baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and peanuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
2. Bake at 375 for 7-10 minutes. Allow to stand for 5 minutes and then remove from cookie sheet and cool completely.
3. Serve with a tall glass of milk and listen to your kids tell you about their day at school!

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