Although there were some hard hit areas for Hurricane Irene, we where not in one of them. I blame this completely on us being fully prepared. We had charged our phones, our computers, ipods, and our kindles fully expecting to lose power. We also stocked up on a few movies as well, expecting to be stuck in the house all weekend. I also make some very stylish candelabras as well. I know you're super jealous that you don't have a pair either. Well, we didn't loose power but we were stuck in the house because of the winds.
Being stuck in the house all day only leads to one thing - baking. Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies - yes please! They may look small but they pack a punch and are fairly dense. Mine aren't the prettiest in the world but the dough is very easy to work with and you could do a lot of fun and creative things with them. Easy to make - we only used 1 bowl. They would also be very tasty topped with a little frosting or a chocolate bit/kiss as well.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter (or half a jar)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt - corse salt (sea salt works well)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour (or white works also)
- 1/3 cup Chocolate Baking Powder
- Optional - chocolate chunk or chip for the top of the cookie
- Preheat oven to 375degrees
- Mix together the sugar, butter, peanut butter, vanilla, eggs, and chocolate powder in one bowl. Add in the baking soda, salt and flour in slowly. The dough will be thick. I used my hands. It was easier.
- Once it's all nicely mixed together, either pop some parchment paper or greesed tin foil on some baking sheets.
- The cookies don't spread out so the way you form them, will be the way they bake. Ours where about an inch in diameter and they where about 1/2 inch thick.
- If you are adding candy, press it down in the middle of the cookie.
- Bake for around 9-11 minutes based on how hot your oven is. Let them cool on the tray for about 10 minutes then transfer to the cooling rack. Happy Eating!