Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

I asked my husband what he wanted me to bake next. He is not a very big sweets person so I wanted to please him. Yes, I’m a good wife πŸ˜‰ His response were these chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. A couple weeks back I posted a recipe for MATT’S Chocolate Chip Cookies, these are the peanut butter version! I mean, just look at that cookie!! So delicious, a perfect addition to your holiday baking. So here we go! Let’s go make my husband (and other peanut butter lovers) happy…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup baking oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl (or bowl of your electric mixer), beat oil and both sugars. Add peanut butter, egg and vanilla and beat until well combined. Beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.

I found that not refrigerating the dough made it easier to work with. So, depending on how big you want your cookies, form into balls and drop onto prepared cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies a little because they will not spread out like chocolate chip cookies usually do. Bake between 9-11 minutes, cool on cookie sheet for several minutes before cooling completely on a wire rack.

The picture below shows you how the cookies look before baking (top) and after baking (bottom). Just so you can see that the cookies do not change shape very much.

Enjoy with a big glass of milk!

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