Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies (12 Weeks of Christmas Treats)

It's another week of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats! I loved seeing all the goodies everyone baked up last week. It's so much fun getting ideas for holiday treats. Each year, we throw a holiday party and I love being able to have new desserts for everyone to try. :)

Check out all the links at the bottom and go make some new bloggy friends! Thanks again to Brenda @ Meal Planning Magic for hosting us this year. :)

Here is my contribution to this week's list of goodies: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almonds. I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate together and these cookies do not disappoint. They taste like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup cookie with a little bit of crunch from the almonds. Yum! Comfort cookies for sure.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almonds
Recipe from Fearless Homemaker (adapted slightly)

 Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar 
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips 
  • 1/2 cup almonds, diced
Directions
  • Cream the butter and sugars together using a hand held mixer or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. 
  • Slowly mix in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla (in that order). 
  • Gently add in the baking soda, flour, and salt, making sure not to overmix.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and almonds. 
  • Chill dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. 
  • After chilling, preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Drop chilled dough by teaspoonfuls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. 
  • Cookies might not look completely done in the middle but will set up as they cool. 
  • Cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes and then enjoy! 
 

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