Saturday, February 28, 2009

Anyone want fresh baked cookies?

I do! I do!

The weather is rather lackluster today, so the hubs and I decided to make cookies. Well, I decided to make cookies and the hubs helped out. I'm not good in dealing with sharp objects and needed him to cut up a few baking squares for me. Next time I'll make sure that activity doesn't occur during any sporting events. The guy took the chocolate out into the living room so he didn't miss any of the Cap's game.

Today's yummy goodness is brought to you by the wonderfully talented Martha Stewart (whom, I'm sure you have heard of at some point or another). I really think whoever first combined peanut butter and chocolate should receive some type of Nobel Prize. I don't know about you, but that combination always puts me in a good mood.

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
* 4 tablespoons ( 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
* 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
* 1/2 cup granulated sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, cut into chunks

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda; set aside. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat peanut butter, butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until smooth. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.
2. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons, 1 inch apart, onto two large baking sheets. Bake until golden, 13 to 15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.
3. Eat cookies. I prefer mine with milk, but that's up to you.

Mmmmmmmm, cookies.

Now, if you can excuse me, I have to unlock a few more boards on Mario Kart. The hubs bought me a Wii for my birthday and it isn't fair if he beats me at my favorite game.


  1. Mmmmmmm these look so delicious! I think I'll try this recipe! Great post