Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies



It is now officially Christmas season and that means it’s time for cookie baking. I don’t really make many cookies any other time of the year so I really go above and beyond at Christmas. My wonderful husband made it very easy for me this year, we went grocery shopping and ended up in the baking isle and they had all sorts of chips on sale and I think he must have grabbed one of every kind. Other than baking the cookies the only other job I have is to match chips together to create some mouth watering and fabulous cookies for my family and friends. For this first cookie I went a little selfish and made my favorite combination, chocolate and peanut butter.


2/3 C. – Shortening
1 1/2 C. – Brown Sugar
1 Tbs. - Water
1 Tsp. - Vanilla
2 – Eggs
1 1/2 C. – Flour
1/3 C. – Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 Tsp. – Baking Soda
2 C. – Peanut Butter Chips

Mix shortening, brown sugar, water and vanilla in a bowl and beat until well blended, then mix in the eggs. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Stir in the peanut butter chips and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet using a small ice-cream scoop or the two spoon method. Bake for 7-9 minutes, cookies will be soft so do not over bake. Let cool on baking sheet about 1 minute then remove onto wax paper or a brown paper bag. Depending on the size of your cookie scoop this will yield about 35 cookies.


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11 comments:

Cheryl said...

Good god how cute!

Lisa said...

These look yummy and the presentation is super cute!

Cheryl said...

p.s. YOU SUCK! LOL. I got denied all the way around!

Nazarina A said...

Beautiful presentation and what a delicious "Load."

Megan said...

what a pretty photo! chocolate and peanut butter is one of my favorite combinations-YUM!

Grace said...

i sometimes think of christmas as an excuse to bake. that's okay, right? as long as i give away at least part of what i make...
great cookies, marybeth. :)

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Chocolate and peanut butter is one of my favorite flavor combinations. Great looking cookies!

Sharon said...

I need to keep my eye out for chips sales! Love your presentation. It reminds me to get festive!

EAT! said...

I have no homemade cookie in my house right now - what a crime!! How i wish I had a few of your cookies!!

Rebekah said...

2 of my favorite things, chocolate and peanut butter! Yummy!!!

Mom said...

How adorable! What imagination! Love it!

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