Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mmmmmmm peanut butter... mmmmmmm I love me some peanut butter, so PB cookies make my knees bend... oh so tasty! I made these last weekend for one of John's neighbors who loves to snowblow the entire neighborhood every time there is a big storm. How awesome is that?? Once these came out of the oven I couldn't help myself, I scarfed down two before franticly packing them up and tossing on a coat to run them across the street (I had to get them out of the house otherwise I would have eaten them all!)

I made the recipe straight from Cooking Light, (except I used crunchy PB yum) I'll totally make them again and as long as I'm making them just for John and I, I'll try to eliminate the oil and replacing it with something else... I'll let you know how it goes! Until then, here's something to droll over.

*drool*

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes 3 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

Ingredients
* 1 cup granulated sugar
* 1 cup packed brown sugar
* 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (I used crunchy!)
* 1/4 cup water
* 1/4 cup canola oil
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2 large egg whites
* 1 large egg
* 12 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 2/3 cups)
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate minichips (I used regular chocolate chips)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in minichips. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on 2 baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.


Nutritional Information
Calories: 128 (32% from fat)
Fat: 4.5g (sat 1.1g,mono 2.2g,poly 1g)
Protein: 2.3g
Carbohydrate: 20.5g
Fiber: 0.6g
Cholesterol: 6mg
Iron: 0.8mg
Sodium: 106mg
Calcium: 16mg



8 chews:

Reeni♥ said...

PB and Chocolate cookies rock!!!

Alicia said...

I just made some peanut butter cookies this week too! I like the idea of crunchy PB + Chocolate chips. Yum!

Anonymous said...

I made these too and I loved them, brought them to work and one of my coworkers said it was the best cookie he'd had in a long time. They came out nice and soft, almost cakey.

Such pretty cookies!

What do you use for your nutritional information, by the way?

stephchows said...

Thanks everyone! I'm so glad you like them :) To answer Virginie's question, the nutritional info for these came from the cooking light website, but in the past I've figured out the counts by adding up all of the ingredients and dividing by the number of cookies I get.

Pb and chocolate. The pair that will never die!

Dearest Steph Chows,

I just made your cookies tonight for my roommate's boyfriend (belated Christmas present... my b) and they were AMAZERING!!! I have been reading your blog for a while now (I've been more of a lurker than a baker) and I can't wait to try more of your stuff! You have such a great engaging writing style and I really enjoy all of your kitchen experiments. Keep up the awesome work!

Love love,
amy

stephchows said...

Amy- thanks for stopping back to comment! I'm so happy you liked these and enjoy the blog! Your comment just made my day :)

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