I'm busy as a bee as there are so many tight datelines to meet at work. Thank God my youngest son's exams are over... that's a relief, at least for a while, until I get to see the report book... Anyway, tonight, I'm posting 2 recipes of cookies because I'm trying to meet the dateline for Aspiring Bakers event on chocolate cookies.
These Chewy Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies were actually made by my son for his practice session in preparation for his year-end Home Economics practical assessment. He searched for the recipe himself... my role was to get the ingredients ready, demonstrate, supervise & advise... He actually made 2 batches, just to be sure that he could bake them without any hiccups. He said the cookies turned out well during the exam except that they were quite fragile. I suspect they were undercooked because of the oven temperature. Anyway, it was not a problem at all since his classmates helped to finish up all the cookies..... thank you boys!
Chewy Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source: Confessions of a Foodie Bride.
1 stick (125g) butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 deg F (190 deg C) and line a baking sheet with parchment or a baking mat.
- Cream the butter and peanut butter on medium high for 1 minute.
- Add sugars and beat at med-high for another minute. Add egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
- Add flour, baking soda and salt on low speed until thoroughly combined. Mix in chocolate chips (the dough will be quite soft).
- Chill dough for 15-20 minutes.
- Drop the dough by the small scoopfuls onto a lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are golden brown. For a crispier cookie, allow the entire cookie to brown. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
I'm submitting this post to the Aspiring Bakers No 36: Choc-a-Cookie (October 2013) event, hosted by Genie of Honeybee916 Food.