I cannot take credit for these delicate bits of goodness; this is all Mr. Pea. We’re having dinner with one of my colleagues tonight and were instructed to bring cookies, as their child evidently likes them. Sure, I said, the kid likes them. And no one else, I bet.
After spending far too long poring over recipes, I found this one–Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. Mr. Pea made them while I was in class today and I came home to the divine scent of fresh-baked treats. Then I found the little devils themselves. Holy cow. You must make these. Now. Go. I’ll wait.
The recipe is from one of the about.com subsites, cut and pasted.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup chunky or smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375°.
Cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light. Add the egg and mix until fluffy.
Blend the flour, baking powder, soda and salt together well. Add these dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add the chocolate chips.
Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375°.