Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm back at school but I made these goodies before I was forced back into my oven-less dormitory.  I've spent a lot of time figuring out what I want to do - not to sound conceited but I'm rather smart and always wanted to be known that way and not becoming a lawyer or having a ph.d in psychology (my other plans) didn't seem like the way to become a genius. However I now figure that it's much "smarter" to do what you love and I much rather dedicate my life to food.  Even though I have two more years at TCNJ, I'm going to spend them working towards culinary school and a nutrition program - I'm looking into Johnson & Wales and it sounds amazing; and just speaking to them, I'm so excited (hopefully excited enough to get me through two more years).  Now I just have the break the news to my professors here that I've been working so closely with in the academic world. I'll promise them free cupcakes if or rather, WHEN I open my bakery one day. 
For now, have a cookie.



Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies  
from how Sweet it is

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
8 tablespoons of salted butter, melted and cooled
6 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter, melted and cooled
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat over to 325 degrees.
Melt butter and peanut butter together in microwave then set to cool
Mix together flour and baking soda in separate bowl
Mix sugars with the butters mix till combined
then add eggs and vanilla 
and finally the dry stuff
fold in the chips - I used mini cause thats what I had, there were so many of them so I cut it down to 1 cup and they were everywhere making every bite delicious.
Form decent size balls, like a small golf ball and place on ungreased cookie sheet and into the oven for 12ish minutes. 
attempt to let cool and then eat. 

 

they were incredible. maybe if I bring them to class, everyone will agree that culinary school is for me.



3 comments:

  1. A wonderful cookie classic. Looks great!

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  2. Nothing beats chocolate and peanut butter. These cookies look great.

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