Thursday, March 19, 2009

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut butter + chocolate chips + M&M's. Do I need to say much more about these? I will say that I got them from "Noodle Nights and Muffin Mornings", and I can see why they have these at every family gathering!

Al’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Makes 48 medium cookies)

2 cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 cup Chunky Peanut Butter(or smooth, but I prefer chunky)
1 1/2 sticks Softened Butter
3/4 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Eggs
3/4 cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Milk Chocolate M&Ms

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl combine flour and baking powder; set aside. In a large bowl cream, butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs one a time; mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla. Slowly add flour mixture and mix until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and M&Ms.
Roll into one inch balls and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Remove from oven and let sit on cookie sheet for two minutes before cooling on wire rack.
**I made three different batches. The first ones, I left in the scoop shape, and they pretty much stayed in scoop shape. The next ones, I did the fork crosscut like regular pb cookies, and the third I just smashed down a little before baking. Any way works, but I like the smashed one best because you can bake them for slightly less time and get that gooey inside! orrr....maybe you like your cookies all the way done (crazy!), and you would like them non smashed better.