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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

As you all already know that it is spring break for us and I have a list of things that need to be done. I thought one would be to actually try some baking. I thought it would be fun for Maranda and I to make some cookies first, before I tackle some of the beautiful breads that Kristy makes from My Little Space. I will get to those later. If you visit her blog I just want to warn you to be prepared to drool!

So we searched the my grandma's old Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book, with all her slips of paper with recipes and newspaper and magazine cutouts, she came up with snicker doodles. I said let's try something with chocolate, because I had just received a box of chocolates from my friend Pru from Perfecting Pru. She was so kind to send me some English chocolate, and she threw in some other great chocolate that we don't get here. Some that we do like the Kit Kat bar is their version. Maranda and I split that one and we both liked it better than the American one.

The first bar I tried was the Wispa, yum it was light and almost airy! Then the Galaxy bar was so smooth and creamy...I did add a little finishing sea salt to it. Perfect! But I wanted to use the dark chocolate bar in something so I could post about it for Pru. So this is what we did. Then after searching the "web" we found a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie that we both agreed upon. Maranda thought the one from The Instructables looked the best.

After trying some of the delicious dark chocolate I broke it in chunks along with some other "baking" chocolate that I had (why did I buy baking chocolate?).

The recipe said he had used chunk chocolate and semi sweet chocolate chips and they both work well. I wanted to mix the dark with the semi sweet for Maranda in this batch.
1 c flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt / 1 c light brown sugar (I used 1/2 c) 1 c butter, 1 c peanut butter, 1 stick of butter, 1/4 c honey, 1tsp vanilla
Mixing in the chocolate. The batter was firm enough to roll into balls like they show. I didn't use as much sugar as called for and my peanut butter was all natural, not Jiff or other store bought.

I pressed the balls down a little which seemed to work better than leaving them in balls.

They want you to let them cool for five minutes before taking them off the baking sheet. Five minutes wasn't enough for my cookies, the first one I touched crumbles, and I mean crumbled so much I thought I really messed up.

On the website they do mention that it's a very delicate cookie. It almost reminds me of a shortbread in it's texture when you eat it.

They were very tasty, and turned out pretty. The chocolate chunks were wonderful in it. They would got perfect with a nice hot cup of tea or coffee, or a big glass of cold milk (if you like milk).
My only problem was the big mess I always seem to make when baking! I need to find a really big apron to wear to keep me covered. My shirt was a mess, not to mention the counter, I felt like a kid.
Maranda ended up going with Wade to our friends house while he fixed their scooter. They have the 2 Border collies that we dog sit for, we are like their God parents.
I will make sure to drag you all along with me while going through my list of "to dos".


  1. OMG, Lynd, you have to send me all of these! Yes, I'm so greedy and I want all of them. haha... Honestly, these look really divine. So nice of Pru sending you all those chocolates. Lucky you! Have a wonderful day dear.
    Regards, Kristy

  2. Kristy,
    I'd be happy to send you some, but I can guarantee they would be a box of crumbs when you opened it. I will send you something else instead! Yes, that was so sweet (no pun intended)of Pru to send me the chocolate! Thank you too, for your kind words! You have a great day too!

  3. Hi Lyndsey, I also hope to have these chocolates too! I can eat a lot of chocolate...hahaa..

  4. Ooh this looks too good :-)Wish you could grab some of

  5. Anncoo,
    Oh, I thought it was my cookies she wanted! Haha, I'm not giving up the chocolate! :) I don't have your address...hehe!

  6. What a great friend Pru is to supply your chocolate fix! They have to work on this internet so that we can sample as we go! I want some of those cookies badly ~ they look delicious!!!

  7. What gorgeous cookies. I'm so ready for spring.

  8. These look soooo gooey and delicious! What a great flavour combination :) No one makes chocolate better than Cadbury's... except Laura Secord ;o)

  9. This would be perfect for my afternoon tea. I love cookies with those cracks on top. Looks crunchy.

  10. I would be happy with a box of chocolate! I love the way your cookies look!

  11. I have been on such a cookie kick lately. It seems we've been visiting someone almost every weekend and I always like to bring cookies. Now I have a new recipe to try! They look delicious, by the way.

  12. Hi..this is so delicious, love the combination and that crack on the cookies....

  13. You can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate...These look delicious!

  14. Oh what a great box of goodies! The end result is even better! Bravo!

  15. They look very delicious.
    May i have one?????
    See soon.

  16. Thats a very temptign picture there.esp' chocolates. Your recipe sounds interesting.

  17. Ha! So much eye candy here, literally!. Love the cookies daaaaahling and love the box of treats. Did you know that if you like Galaxy chocolates (which i totally do) they are the same as Dove? Yeah, really!!! Same company.
    *kisses* HH

  18. ces cookies sont à croquer, je te piquerai volontiers quelques uns au passage
    bonne journée

  19. Those cookies look delicious!I would love that box!

  20. Gulmohar,
    Thanks wish you could join me!

    Yes Pru is the best! Pam wil you get on inventing that, so we can literlly share our food?

    Thank, I am ready for spring too, it can't come soon enough!

    I love English chocolate! Thanks.

    Thanks, they do have a different texture!

  21. Valen,
    Thanks for stopping by and virtually drooling, hehe! I like your blog, it's such a good concept.

    Thanks for the compliment. These do have a nice look, but wait until they cool completely before you move them.

    T N T,
    Thank you for visiting my blog, it's nice to meet you. It's hard to go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate.

    Thanks, and no you can't go wrong there. Almost like bacon and cheese!

    Thanks, you're so kind!

    Sure, come on over! I saved one for you!

    Malar Gandhi,
    Thank you, it does have a different texture that goes well with tea, or milk!

    Thank you, I was thinking of you when I made these :) I love Dove chocolate too!

    merci, ils sont bons comme ils regardent,
    bonne journée

    Thanks, I wish I could share!

  22. The cookies look so good! That looks like an awesome box of chocolate. YUM!

  23. Thanks Michelle! Isn't that the nicest thing? Chocolates! Mmmm

  24. mmm...your cookies are so pretty and temptingly delicious. I'm sold. I'm going to make your cookies very soon. Hub has requested some peanut butter cookies a few weeks ago and I haven't found anything that I actually like until I saw yours. :)

  25. great cookies and wow what an awesome gift I am jealous!!!!

  26. Your blog makes me so hungry Lyndsey!

  27. I am so pleased that they arrive, and pretty intact from the photo. It was hard to work out what chocolates you would have in America, as I have never looked in the past. I am so pleased that you made cookies with some of the dark chocolate. Is the dark chocolate the same as semi-sweet?

  28. Your cookies look wonderful, I wish I could have one right now!

  29. These look like the BEST chocolate chip cookies I've ever seen. And I MEAN IT. I would love to have them, minus the pb! Superb job

  30. The Cooking Ninja,
    Thank you. Let me know how they turn out.

    Thanks, I know Pru is the best!

    That's a good thing!

    Thank you again for this wonderful gift. The selection was perfect! Dark chocolate is a little different than semi-sweet chocolate. Chocolate names are determained by the percentage of cocoa in it. I'll have to send you some semi-sweet choc chips!

    Thanks I wish you could too! Pam is working on that! :)

    Kitchen Butterfly,
    Thank you so much! You are too kind, I am flattered!


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