Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

29 May

I was sitting downstairs working on math homeworking, throwing my financial calculator at the wall behind my laptop…when I realized that I was HARSH craving chocolate.  Low and behold, this household never has chocolate.  Or anything sweet for that matter.  SIGH.

Luckily, I love baking.  I figured, why not take a break from this brutal homework and indulge in sweets.  Win/Win situation, don’t ya think?  (Although, I would have preferred something ready and made).

Anyhow, here’s the recipe – they turned out super moist and delicious.

The Ingredients:

1 cup chunky peanut butter

1/4 sunflower oil

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup baking cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips (this part is optional, I didn’t have any chocolate chips so I cut it out)

The Preparation:

1.  In a large mixing bowl combine peanut butter and oil, add brown sugar and sugar – mix well.

2.  Add eggs and vanilla – mix well.

3.  Combine the rest of the ingredients – again, mix well.

4.  Preheat oven to 350° and slightly grease baking sheet.

5.  Round teaspoonfuls of dough (should be slightly sticky) and add to baking sheet (you can flatten the balls if you choose to, I did for some).

6.  Bake for 8-12 minutes.

7.  ENJOY!

Hope you give them a shot, I know next time I will DEFINITELY add the chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.  That’s only because I want moooooore chocolate.



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