Sunday, January 22, 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have to say, these are one of the best cookies I've ever made. This is a recipe I'll definitely make again. I hope you'll allow me a shameless plug. I sell Avon and was excited to order their heart shaped baking pan. These cookies can absolutely be made a on a regular cookie sheet, in fact, I used a cookie sheet for the remaining batter. If you want to make these dairy free, use non dairy chocolate chips in place of the mixed chips I used.

1/2 cup shortening (I use Earth Balance shortening)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used creamy)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 - 2/3 cup chocolate chips (I used the Nestle peanut butter and chocolate chips)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


Cream together the sugars and the shortening:


Add in the peanut butter, vanilla and egg and mix well. (I used an electric mixer)


Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix again. Gently fold in the chips:


I filled the heart shaped tin all the way, knowing they'd rise a bit:


Bake at 375 degrees. These took about 10 minutes. The cookie sheet extras took about 8 minutes.



I admit, I tried one and then another and finally a third, they were that good!!

Audrey :)

21 comments:

Becca said...

These were really good. But I do generally love anything that includes peanut butter :)

ohkeeka said...

These are adorable--I've never seen shaped cookies that weren't cut out with cookie cutters! And I totally love the chocolate & peanut butter combination. :D

StarTraci said...

One word,,, "yum". No, two words..."double yum!"

:-)
Traci

E said...

I love how you made them heart shaped!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh cute and yum! Peanut butter and chocolate together are my favorite.

Barbara said...

These look delicious! I think my kids would love them!

missing moments said...

You torture me!

Sandra said...

even the dough is pretty, heart shaped cookies, yummm muuuu

Amanda said...

That tin is awesome! I bet theese are really tasty too!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I would need to try at least three too.

TV's Take said...

I love those cookie shapes! I buy the muffin papers shaped like hearts but these looks great. Happy National PEanut Butter day

Tracey said...

These sound really good! Including peanut butter in a recipe makes it a winner with me.

Have a great night!

laurie said...

This recipe looks like a keeper!

TexWisGirl said...

(thanks for visiting and commenting! your cookies are evil!!) :)

a49erfangirl said...

I love the heart shaped cookies. Peanut butter and chocolate are such a yummy combination. I have to try this.

teabagginit said...

who cares if they're good when they're that cute ... okay, it's still awesome that they're good! :)

Jenners said...

I should make these for my husband's birthday! He loves anything with chocolate and peanut butter. And I hate peanut butter so I wouldn't steal all his cookies!

Amby_OFFsPrinG said...

I am so gonna baking these!

Simple and utterly tempting. d;D

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Nicole said...

this would make such a yummy meal!

xo

sliceofmylyfe said...

These are the cutest peanut butter chocolate chip cookies I have seen. Perfect as a valentine's treat.

Natalie said...

Oooh I love PB and chocolate! Put them together and you have a deadly combination!