The best cookies

9/06/2015


I love cookies - and thought I had found the perfect recipe. And then I discovered these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, which only contain six ingredients. They are amazing! My only complaint is the chilling time required before baking... usually I bake cookies when I feel like eating them, which is right now, and doesn't allow for two hours of chilling time. But if you can get over that, these cookies really are amazing. Simple, delicious, and even gluten-free.

I found the recipe here, and you'll notice that my cookies look nothing like hers. No matter - it's the taste that matters. Next time perhaps I will try chilling the dough for longer, in hopes of getting thicker cookies. 


The recipe is ridiculously easy. Mix together 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 egg, and 1 tsp of baking soda, and 1 tbsp of vanilla. Mix until very smooth, about 5 minutes. Add one cup of chocolate chips, stir, and refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours. When ready to bake, spoon cookie dough onto a lined baking sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes, at 350 degrees. Remove when cookies look slightly golden. They will firm up on the baking sheet as they cool. Makes about 16 large cookies.


I was a little concerned when I saw how oily the cookies looked, before going into the oven. Once baked, the oiliness goes away, and the cookies have a wonderfully soft and chewy consistency. They hold up well, too. Somehow this first batch lasted almost four days, and they still tasted great. Next time I want to try them with dark chocolate - perhaps chunks of chocolate rather than chocolate chips. I also wonder about making them with sunbutter, so that they would be safe for school, and for my husband. One things for certain - I will be making these again!