Recipe from Allrecipes.com
What do you usually crave? Something sweet? Something savory? I usually crave chocolate, popcorn or peanut butter. Last Thursday, I was craving chocolate, specifically chocolate chip cookies. I had the time, so I decided to find a recipe and make a batch of cookies. Mind you, I’m not usually this spontaneous when it comes to baking. I had all the necessary ingredients, though, so I went ahead and made cookies. I don’t know if it’s awesome that I already had all the ingredients or if I should take it as a warning sign that I should back off from the amount of baked goods I consume. Either way, the cookies turned out very nicely.
Butter and sugars are creamed together…always a good start. I don’t have a mixer, so I use a handheld dough blender. It works for now, but I would like to upgrade to a mixer soon.
Mix in the peanut butter, vanilla and egg. Resist eating peanut butter directly out of the jar. I usually crack my eggs on the counter and then put the yolk in a separate bowl before mixing them with the rest of the batter. It’s my personal way of checking if an egg is OK. I’ve had really bad experiences with rotten eggs and wasting good batter.
Add in the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Finally, add in the best part, the chocolate chips! Rolled oats can be added as well do make the cookie a little heartier.
These outrageous chocolate chip cookies may sound like a pretty standard recipe and a pretty standard cookie, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste good. There’s just enough peanut butter for the flavor to come through, but not too much that it overwhelms the cookie. The chocolate chips are the star here. I recommend eating them about 5 minutes after coming out of the oven. Still warm, gooey and full of flavor.
Go ahead, eat one, or three… in one sitting. Basic cookies like this are still irresistible. In order to force myself to have self-control, I brought some cookies to work and gave some to Bud. Watching other people enjoy the food that I make is my favorite part of cooking.
I hope you use this recipe and enjoy the cookies as well!
Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ½ cup butter
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and egg until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter until just moistened. Mix in the oats and the chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Drop by tablespoons on to lightly greased cookie sheets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes in the oven, until the edges start to brown. Cool on cookie sheets for about five minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.