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Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

6 Feb

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate and peanut butter — the combination of these two ingredients always leaves me happy.

I liked these, but I would have gone for even more of a peanut buttery taste. We only had natural peanut butter on hand, so that might be one reason why they lacked the good ol’ peanut butter taste that I was looking for. Next time, I’ll try it with the regular not the healthy stuff. :)

INGREDIENTS
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
½ cup rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract (about 3 minutes). Add the egg and beat to combine. Gradually mix in the flour until just combined. Stir in the oats, and then the chocolate chips.
  4. Use a large cookie scoop (or as I like to use — a 1 ounce ice cream scoop) and drop dough onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden. The cookies may not look completely done when you pull them out of the oven, but they will continue to cook on the sheet. Cool completely on the baking sheet and then store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker

Peanut Butter Cookies

15 Jul

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This was my lazy Saturday activity this past weekend. My husband suggested that I make peanut butter cookies, but then said, “You should find an America’s Test Kitchen recipe.” Because we both know they make good stuff. So after digging around for a while, I found this Cooks Illustrated recipe, which isn’t too different from your standard peanut butter cookie except that you include ground peanuts in addition to the peanut butter.


Peanut Butter Cookies

INGREDIENTS
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt (reduce to 1/2 teaspoon if using salted butter)
1/2 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup roasted salted peanuts, ground in food processor to resemble bread crumbs

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy using an electric mixer.  Add the granulated and brown sugar and beat until fluffy.  Add peanut butter and beat until incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.  Mix in eggs one at a time, then vanilla.
  4. Add the sifted dry ingredients into the wet ingredients; stir until just incorporated. Fold in the ground peanuts.
  5. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough at a time.  Roll into large balls and place them 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Fill a glass with cold water.  Use a fork to make a criss-cross pattern in the top of each cookie, dipping the fork into the cold water between pressings.
  7. Bake cookies until they are slightly brown on the edges and puffed up, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow cookies about 5 minutes to set on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.

Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated, March 1998