Shared Recipes: Peanut Butter & Reese’s Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Our Chair, Tom Polachek, has an older brother who is allergic to peanuts. His brother carries a shot to save his life if he should ever eat something with peanuts in it. So growing up Tom never really had anything with peanut butter in it until his brother went off to college when Tom started 7th grade.

This recipe seems to have a lot less peanut butter in it than others. The Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips are great. One thing I don’t do from the recipe is I don’t roll the sugar on the dough as the instructions say to do.


Ingredients

A. 1 cup packed brown sugar

B. 1/2 cup peanut butter

C. 1/2 cup butter softened

D. 1 egg

E. 1 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

F. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

G. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

H. 1/4 teaspoon salt

J. 1 cup peanut butter chips

K. Granulated sugar (optional)


Directions

1. In a large bowl, beat A, B, C, and D with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy, or mix with spoon.

2. Stir in E, F*, G*, and H.

3. Stir in with mixing spoon J.

4. Heat oven to 375°F and prepare cookie sheets. Roll 1 1/2 inch dough into white sugar and drop on ungreased cookie sheet.

5. Bake cookies 9 to 10 minutes or until light brown.

6. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

* Many Recipes have either Baking Soda or Baking Powder in them, not both. You might wonder what is the difference and what do they do separately and together. It may be a good separate post. Briefly they are used as leavening agents and they deal with acid in the recipe. For now Click on the highlighted link Baking Soda & Baking Powder together.


Directions with Photos

1. In a large bowl, beat together A-D.

Add Peanut Butter (B)

Add Softened Butter (C)

Beat together add 1 egg (D)

2. Stir in E, F*, G*, and H. (You can sift these ingredients together before adding to the mixture)

Stir Flour in (E). I keep my flour in an old Nesquick Canister.

Add Baking Soda (F)

Add Baking Powder (G)

Add Salt (H)

3. Stir in with mixing spoon J.

Sampling some chips

I snapped my old mixing spatula so I had to use “Woody” to finish

4. Heat oven to 375°F and prepare cookie sheets.

I like using the SILPAT Baking Mat on the right. The one on the left, the blue one I got to test for Cooking Club of America. It’s okay, but I like the SILPAT better.

5. Bake cookies 9 to 10 minutes or until light brown.

6. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

ENJOY!

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