Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

My favourite cookie is this peanut butter cookie. It is the perfect amount of peanut butter & chocolatey goodness.

When I was 17 & Nathan was 21, he had to get emergency surgery to get his gall bladder removed. I went to visit him in the hospital to play cards to help him pass time. Before my visit, I thought it would be super sweet to bring these delicious peanut butter cookies.

I show up to his hospital room with a plate of warm cookies, fresh out of the oven. Grinning wide & stretching my arms out to hand him the plate, he sadly reminds me, “Bailey, these smell amazing, but I have to fast until tomorrow because of the surgery.” Oh no!!! I felt so bad.

Nathans sister, his parents, and I ate the cookies while poor Nathan was starving in his bed haha. We did save him a couple for the next day. Poor guy!

Now whenever I make these, I always remember that hospital visit.

I always start off baking by mixing together butter, sugars, & egg for about 2-3 minutes alone.

This allows the sugary mixture to get fluffy.

Then I add in the remaining ingredients. Baking powder, flour & peanut butter.

Once everything is done mixing, I roll medium sized balls out of the dough. Probably about the size of 1.5 Tbsp.

After rolling the dough into balls, coat the balls in white granulated sugar & then place on baking sheet. (Baking sheet does not require parchment paper or grease)

Line the sugar coated balls onto a baking sheet & place into preheated oven. I usually fit close to 2 dozen on one sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F. While they’re baking, cut up pieces of chocolate to stick into the centre of the cookies when they’re out of the oven.

If I don’t have a large chocolate bar to cut up, I’ll use 4-5 chocolate chips per cookie.

When the cookies are out of the oven, stick a piece of chocolate in the centre while they’re still hot.

Then devour them as fast as you can, because they never last long!!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients:

1 Cup Margarine

1 Cup White Sugar

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter

2 Eggs

3 Cups White Flour

1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

Chocolate pieces (Hershey kisses, chocolate chips, chocolate bar, etc)

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cream together margarine, sugars, & eggs. Once mixture is fluffy, add in peanut butter. Mix well.
  • Sift together flour and baking powder, then slowly add into sugary mixture.
  • When everything is incorporated nicely, start making balls out of the dough ~1.5-2 Tbsp in size.
  • Roll balls in a bowl of granulated white sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheet & bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F.
  • Once cookies are done, press a piece of chocolate into the centre of cookie while it is still hot.

Let me know when you try this recipe out!!

Enjoy.

Bay

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