My sweet husband loves all things peanut butter: butterfingers, reese peanut butter cups, any kind of peanut butter and chocolate combination you can think of. In helping him to celebrate his birthday this week, I wanted to make him a special cookie. So I took a peanut butter cookie recipe (shared by an online homeschool mom one Christmas), and jazzed it up with milk chocolate chips. I never have milk chocolate chips in the house since I love dark chocolate, but hubby picked these up by mistake(?) the other night.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
(aka reese cookies since they taste fairly close to a peanut butter cup)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Makes 6 dozen.
1 cup butter, melted (or soft)
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar (I use honey granules)
1 cup brown sugar (I use honey granules)
1 tsp pure vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
2 1/2 cups flour (I use freshly ground whole wheat)
12 oz. package milk chocolate chips
Cream butter, peanut butter, honey granules, eggs and vanilla till fluffy. Add in baking soda, baking powder and sea salt. On lowest setting add in flour just till mixed. Then add in chips until just mixed. Roll into 1 inch balls and bake about 13 minutes. Chill dough between batches. Let cool on cookie sheet for a couple minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
These are so addictive!! Even to me, and I am not a huge peanut butter cookie fan. But these came out chewy, chunky and moist. If you love peanut butter as much as my husband does, then you are in for a real treat!
*I hoped to get pictures of these cookies so held onto this post before publishing…..now 8 days later they are long gone! Oops!!