Wednesday, September 7, 2011

the best little cookie

we have cookie cravings here ALL the time...
conversations around here are often like this:

me: Katherine, what do you want for lunch?
K: cookies
me: Katherine, you can't have cookies for lunch unless you eat your lunch...and then, you can have ONE cookie. what would you like for lunch?
K: brownies and cookies
me: OK...your choices are _____________, _____________, _____________ (i usually give her three choices - like spaghetti, cheese and crackers, peanut butter crackers, mac n cheese, grilled cheese, french toast, pancakes, etc.)

there's rarely a week that goes by that i don't make cookies for us...
they don't ever last the week (i'm a big reason for this) unless they're really not that good :) or we forget about them (haha, yah right!)

well these little cookies are never around long... they just might be our new favorite cookie!! :) i love them because they're soft and chewy, they are so quick to make, and K can help me make them (she's a great "dumper" when it comes to the sugars, flour, and chocolate chips. :))

go ahead and try them... you won't be sorry :)

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
6 T. butter, softened
1/4 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
dash of salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1 1/2 c. flour
1 cup chocolate chips

preheat your oven to 350*

cream together the butter, peanut butter, and both sugars till it is nice and smooth. add the egg and the vanilla and stir well. add your flour and then your baking soda and salt and mix well. at the end, add your chocolate chips (and fight with your almost 3 year old to not eat the batter even though she'd like to eat the whole bowl!)

use a teaspoon to make little cookie drops (about an inch or two in size) onto your cookie sheet. bake for 11-15 minutes... your recipe should make around 2 1/2 dozen cookies... :)

they taste divine...not too peanut buttery...more like a chocolate chip cookie with a little bit of peanut butter taste... :)