Thursday, April 05, 2007

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am sloooooowly getting used to cooking with a wee one around. I must admit, I have new admiration for mothers of young ones. I never knew just how hard it is to accomplish tasks with small children nearby. I am constantly worrying "Will this harm Elizabeth?".

I decided to forge ahead and bake some cookies for my family. Aw, and let's face it, cookies are just FUN to make!! I decided to make some Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. YUM! The cookie dough is my FAVORITE part, but the end result is quite tasty, too!! I sat Elizabeth in her high chair and explained step-by-step to her exactly what I was doing when making cookies. It was ADORABLE when she started licking her lips! LOL!! I told her "I'm sorry honey, but you can't have this yet. One day, though, you will be diving into cookie dough for sure!!" She just smiled.

Yummy!! Cookie dough!!!!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks butter, softened
1 ½ cups light brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 ¼ cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, whichever your family prefers)
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine butter and sugars and mix well. Stir in eggs and mix well. Add peanut butter, corn syrup and vanilla and stir till well-combined. Add in ½ of the flour and all of the baking soda and salt. Stir until well combined. Stir in the rest of the flour. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoons on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 9-13 minutes. Be sure and watch your cookies carefully so that they do not burn!!

I use two different pans when baking cookies and each one cooks so differently so I always keep a close eye on my cookies while still in the oven!!


Bethanie said...

They look soooo good!

Kelli said...

YUM!!! Chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite combo so I definitely will be making these, Mrs. U! It sounds like you are teaching Elizabeth to be a wonderful little kitchen helper!

Mrs. Pear said...


I promise that once Elizabeth has been with you a bit longer you will begin to relax! It is different because she came home a bit older and therefore can immediately get into more than a newborn, so you have a very steep learning curve.

You will suddenly, one day, realize that you are doing great and really have the hang of this mommy thing (I am sure you do already, but you will realize it too, and that is important!), and you are not worrying quite as much about things!

I made cookies the same way with Miss Pear while she fit into her high chair - now at 22 months she is in a booster seat because she is SO tall!

When I was doing our Christmas baking I was using a cookie press to make shortbread, so I did what any "good"? mom would do - I pressed a couple onto her high chair tray for her to play with...Oh the fun!

Melissa said...

You make the BEST cookies! I can only imagine what kind of cook Elizabeth will be!

Candy said...

Thanks for the comment :)
When you commented I realized I havent been to your blog today and I went to my favorites in my computer and couldnt find you in my favorite blogs, instead I had you in just my favorites section so thats why I didnt pop by today!
Now I have it fixed :)
These cookies sound great. When I try them, I will let you know!


Diane @ A Watered Garden said...

I have enjoyed visiting your blog this morning, and reading about the arrival of your new daughter. Love your posts, photographs and now I'm printing off recipes to try! Thanks and Blessings to you and your new life as "Mommy"! Diane

Jodi said...

Mrs. U -

Cooking with Elizabeth sounds delightful!

Just wanted to wish you and yours a joyful celebration this Resurrection Sunday! Blessings ~

Wendi said...

They look so good. Can you ship some to China?

Oh, never mind. We will be home before they would make it here.

I will just have to make some with Megan when I return home!

Anonymous said...

i plan to try this recipe! how exciting to have a little one to bake with now :)

Unknown said...

The cookies look so delicious! Oh, I just want to reach out and grab one.


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