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Monday, October 17, 2016

Crunchy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies



Bill and I have enjoyed 
the bounty from several 
neighbors' gardens this summer, 
and my way of saying thanks 
is to bake sweet treats for them ~
they all have a sweet tooth…





I recently made a double batch of these great crunchy peanut butter cookies.  If you like peanut butter, you will love these cookies.

The recipe is adapted from my old Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.   I added a little salt and semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus demerara sugar for sprinkling on top before baking. 





Demerara sugar adds a sweet crunch to the cookie, substitute granulated sugar for rolling, if you prefer. 




There’s always room for a cookie or two!





Crunchy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
Printable recipe

½ cup butter, softened
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla
1¼ cups flour
12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Demerara sugar for rolling

Method:

Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds.
Add granulated and brown sugars, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.  
Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.
Beat in as much flour with the mixer as you can, stir in remaining flour and chocolate chips.
Shape dough into 1” balls.
Roll in demerara sugar to coat.
Place balls 2” apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Flatten by making crisscross marks with the tines of a fork.
Bake for 9-11 minutes, or till bottoms are lightly browned.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies


Enjoy!

  


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35 comments:

  1. Peanut butter and chocolate are such a classic combination. We definitely will love these cookies.

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    1. Thanks, Angie! Nothing beats cookies! 😉

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  2. Butter, peanut butter, chocolate, demerrara sugar - assure deliciousness.
    I particularly like your last picture of the lovely looking crunchy cookies.

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    1. Thanks, Duta! They're a tasty little treat!

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  3. Oh I have not made pb cookis in so long, great idea using Demerara for texture.

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    1. I know what you mean, Evelyne! It has been a long time here too since last making them.

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  4. I can eat anything, but peanut butter is the one thing I find difficult to eat. I love peanuts so why can't I get to like peanut butter :-) Have a good week Diane

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    1. I get that, Diane! My SIL could not stand peanut butter either, not even the smell of it. We love it here, and eat a little on toast most mornings. Take care

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  5. Nothing goes better together than peanut butter and chocolate. I was just craving something like this last night. I will have to make these this weekend.

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    1. Kristin, thanks! Hope you like them!

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  6. Pam, AMEN to the GO CUBS GO!! I'd like to see them win it all at least once in my lifetime! Great looking cookies...can't miss with chocolate and peanut butter together... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Right on, Dave! They definitely need help now though. Don't know what has happened, great all year and now they're having problems in the playoffs. Have a great day!

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  7. Peanut butter cookies are my favorite, love that you added chocolate chips to them. They look delicious Pam!

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    1. Thanks, Cheri! They're a great cookie that the neighbors like too.

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  8. Lucky neighbors to get these! Peanut butter and chocolate are SO delicious together. :)

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    1. Woo hoo, Henfruit! Long time no see! Glad you like the combo and thanks for the visit!

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  9. Peanut butter and chocolate...great combination...I sure would love a couple of these cookies...
    Have a wonderful week Pam :)

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    1. Thanks, Juliana! Wish I could pass them over your way! 😊

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  10. Kind of like a cookie version of a Reese's Peanut Buttercup. I'll ask Alexis to make these for us.

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    1. Exactly, Chris, yes they are! Hope she makes a batch for you all! Enjoy!

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  11. Lucky neighbours! Fabulous cookies! I wish I could grab some of these. After looking at a few posts today on cookies, I'm wishing for some right now!

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    1. Joyce, they're great neighbors! Cookies are my fave treat, esp with a cup of coffee. Take care

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  12. Love peanut butter cookies. And chocolate chip cookies. So of course I'll LOVE the combo! Really nice recipe -- so flavorful. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks, John! Cookies rule! Take care

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  13. OH MY!

    Your Cubbies are doing an excellent job in the playoffs!

    Game 5 should be fun!

    M : )

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    1. Woo hoo, Melinda! They are! Can't wait for the game tonight! It has been a loooong time! I'm hoping to see 5 total wins for them in the near future!!!

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  14. I do love peanut butter cookies! What a great idea to add chocolate chips and don't know why I never thought of that :) Good luck to the Cubs!

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    1. Hi Susan! Peanut butter cookies are a favorite here. The Cubs are doing great so far, we'll see tonight. Thanks!

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  15. Hi Pam, your this cookies look so addictive, sure hard to stop munching. LOL Great to go with coffee. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a great week ahead,regards.
    Amelia

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    1. Thanks, Amelia! It's hard to eat just one! Take care

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  16. Definitely a classic cookie recipe!

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