Monday, March 16, 2015

Peanut Butter Cookies


Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Original Recipe by Jean Pare

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup smooth peanut butter

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

(2 cups peanut butter chips or chocolate chips or a mixture of both)

Cream butter and both sugars together.  Beat in eggs, one at a time.  Mix in peanut butter.  Stir in flour, baking soda and salt.  (Stir in peanut butter chips.) Shape into small balls.  (I use an ice cream scoop.)  Place on ungreased cookie sheets allowing room for expansion. (I use parchment paper.) Press with fork.  Dip fork in flour as needed to prevent batter stickiness.  Bake in 375 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.  (I bake in 350 degree convection oven for approx. 13 minutes or until golden.) 

Peanut Butter Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough with Chocolate Chips

Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Christine It Variation:  Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Replace the 3 cups of all-purpose flour with 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1 cup of cocoa. The rest is the same as original.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie Dough

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie
Christine It Variation:  PBJ Cookies
Make a batch of the original recipe with peanut butter chips added.  Cut the scooped dough in half, shape into a ball and place on cookie sheet.  Slightly press ball down with fingers.  Bake at 350 convection for approx. 10 minutes or until golden.  Let cool for a few minutes.  Place 1/2 tbsp of your choice of jam, (I like strawberry), on one cookie, cover with another, and gently squeeze.

PBJ with Strawberry Jam

PBJ Cookies
Christine It Variation:  50/50 Peanut Butter Cookie
Make one batch of Peanut Butter Cookie Dough with Chocolate Chips and one batch of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough with Peanut Butter Chips.  Scoop out dough from each batch onto a plate and cut in half.  Take one half from each batch and push them together on a baking sheet.  Press down slightly with a fork.  Bake at 350 convection for 13 minutes or until golden.

50/50 Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

50/50 Peanut Butter Cookie

50/50 Peanut Butter Cookies
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10 comments:

  1. I used to make "twin" cookies years ago, but mine never turned nearly as beautiful. These are perfect and sound delicious.

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    1. Thank you so much Susie! They are so good, I can't stop eating them. :P

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  2. I just love your cookies! They look wonderful Christine!

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  3. Dear Christine, these all look wonderful! I especially love the jam cookies. xo, Catherine

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    1. Thank you so much Catherine! The jam ones are so good! :D

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