When I was growing up, sharing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a tall glass of ice cold milk with my grandfather was as good as life gets. He always had a love affair with peanut butter, and it’s a trend that seems to carry on in my family. That’s why when I had to come up with more recipes for the 12 Days of Christmas cookies, I honored my grandfather’s love of peanut butter in these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
Maybe it’s my Southern roots, but continuing my family’s love of food has really brought my family together. Spending time in the kitchen with the kids, and sharing tales about their family members and what we used to do when I was a kid, is such a fun way to connect with the kids. In a world of the Internet and digital everything, it brings a little bit of slower times back into our lives. (Plus, what kid is going to turn down cookies?!)
These cookies were such a big hit with my family that they almost caused a death in the family. This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies, and I told the fam not to eat the cookies on the cooling rack. The cookies on the trays were free game. What does Mr. Crunchy do? He takes the ONE cookie on the cooling racks that I was hoping to take some awesomely yummy pictures of. Guess he thought my “rule” didn’t include the most awesome cookie on the cooling rack, SIGH!
While making this recipe, I had a chance to try out some more complimentary Sweet Creations by Good Cook products, and I have to say that I am in love. When I make most cookie recipes, I just use a tablespoon to put the cookies on the tray. I’ve discovered the most amazing invention ever: COOKIE DROPPER. It was amazing. Who knew you could make cookies without gunking up your fingers! It makes the cookie shape more uniform, and it was so easy to clean. Plus, the Good Cook baking sheets lived up to their no stick promise. Because of the thickness of the sheets, I am worried that over time they will warp though. I will keep you guys posted on that.
So, grab your cookie sheets, and of course you cookie scoops, and let’s get baking!Print
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies That Soothe the Soul
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 36
- Category: Desserts
- 2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
- 2 eggs
- 1 C Sugar
- 1/2 C Peanut Butter
- 2 C Flour
- 1/4 t Salt
- 1 t Baking Soda
- 1 C Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a large mixing bowl, cream eggs, butter, sugar, and peanut butter until light and fluffy
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda
- Adding a little bit at a time, mix flour mixture into creamed sugar mixture.
- Gently fold in chocolate chips
- Place on non-stick cookie sheet about 2-3 inches apart using cookie scoop or 1 T
- Bake 12-15 minutes until lightly browned on top
- Allow to cool on cooling rack