Sunday, November 17, 2013

Christine's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

As I've said before, there's not much better than peanut butter and chocolate, and putting it together in cookie form makes it even yummier. These particular cookies are my husband's and at least two of my brother's favorite cookies. In fact, when my oldest brother comes to visit and I don't have these cookies made he tells me "You're fired!"
I'm not sure what I'm fired from, but no one likes to be fired.
If you're concerned about calories and would like to cut back, take my advice and do what my Grandpa West does; Dunk the cookies in milk, it drowns the calories. ;)
Christine's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
3/4 cup butter (one and a half sticks)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (I use chunky)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Chocolate chips or melting chocolate chopped into chunks. (I use the same chocolate that I use to make chocolate candies (see posts below).)
Cream butter and both sugars together then add egg and vanilla. Mix for 3 to 5 minutes (In electric mixer). In separate small bowl mix flour, soda, salt and cinnamon. Blend flour with butter mixture until well blended, then add chocolate chips or chunks. Spoon onto baking pan (I use a stone, they turn out better that way) and bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes.

Tip: Try not to eat them all in one day.

You might be wondering why I would post recipes like this when I'm supposed to be on a no sugar diet. Well, to report, I've been doing great on this diet and I've gotten to the point where I can make goodies for friends and family without that strong desire to eat them as well. I still get satisfaction watching others enjoy my treats and the smell makes my house warm and inviting. It's enough of a reward for me.
So, enjoy!

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David P. King said...

Now those sound fantastic. I wonder if there's any peanut butter in the house ...

I gave you a Shout-Out on my blog today. :)

JaredChristineWalter said...

Thanks David! I'm tickled pink that you've shared my blog with others. And yes, these cookies are fantastic. Tip; use brown sugar if you can. It makes it chewier.

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