Sunday, July 13, 2008

Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

My family loves cookies and one of their favorites is Peanut Butter Chip Cookies. I basically took a chocolate chip cookie recipe and made it new by adding Reese's Peanut Butter Chips.

--2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
--1 teaspoon baking soda
--1 teaspoon salt
--2 sticks butter, softened
--3/4 cup granulated sugar
--3/4 cup packed brown sugar
--1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
--2 eggs; you can substitute with EggBeaters
--2 cups (12-ounce package) Reese's Peanut Butter Chips
--1 cup chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Shift flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in flour mixture. With a spoon, stir in morsels and nuts, if using. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. I use the Martha Stewart trick of dropping dough with an ice cream scoop.

Bake in preheated oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes approximately 4 dozen.

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