Well this will be the last post of 2012 for Threads and Berries. This time of year is always bittersweet for me. A new year means new beginnings and excitement, while saying goodbye to the year that has past just seems sad sometimes..I will never get that time back!
I made these cookies because I have never really heard of a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie. Yes, I’ve made peanut butter blossoms, and peanut butter bars with chocolate, but never a peanut butter cookie with chocolate chips. And these are pretty tasty. Light, chewy, chocolatey, and a punch of peanut butter. The chocolate does overpower the peanut butter a bit, but in my opinion you can never have enough chocolate.
Look at that face…isn’t he just as snug as a bug in a rug?, he came to visit me for Christmas! I can’t believe this year has come and gone. It really has been a blur, and a blessing. So thankful that we were able to buy a house, move in, and start an (adult) life. Looking back on my post from the end of 2011 I can’t say I really accomplished many of my goals that I had planned for 2012. I am still working on taking each day as it comes..and I am still trying to become friends with exercise. My goal to sell my designs will hopefully happen in the new year of 2013!
Please enjoy these cookies as much as I have….this batch was about 5 dozen cookies, so I was able to share some with coworkers.
- 2½ cups sifted all purpose flour
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. kosher salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1- 12 ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375-degrees F.
- Sift flour over a large bowl, then re-measure and re-sift a second time with baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, peanut butter and vanilla extract, mix until combined.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Fold chocolate chips into mixture.
- Drop by the teaspoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for 9-10 minutes or until cookie is lightly browned. Makes about 5 dozen cookies
I won’t be leaving you with any New Year’s resolutions, or goals in this post. I just want to have an eventful, and exciting year in 2013! I’ll be turning 30, getting married, and turning my house into a home! I wish you all the best and hope 2013 is just as exciting for you!