Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Yesterday was Joe's first day of high school. Since he likes to pack his lunch, we decided to make cookies on Sunday night so he could have some to take in his lunch on Monday. He chose a Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie recipe that we haven't made in years. It is pretty tasty so I am sharing with you.

Note - these are soft but crumble easily so make sure your kids have a napkin or plate to put them on.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies 
(old recipe obtained from an unknown source)

Makes up to 4 dozen 1 inch cookies.


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine (softened)
1/2 cup shortening (we used butter flavored Crisco)
1 cup peanut creamy peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs

2 cups (12oz) semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375F.
In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients first so you don't have to rewash your measuring cups! Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix well.

In a large bowl beat butter, shortening, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and eggs on medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended.

Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, a little at a time, beating well until blended.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-10  minutes until set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack.


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