Yesterday after church G was having a friend over to play video games (that’s the new thing with the guys in our small group) so I decided to make cookies. It helps when you have an extra person to eat all of the cookies you make so you don’t eat them all. I found the original recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies on Pintrest and I will admit I was a little skeptical it at first. The recipe didn’t require beaters and a mixer at all and just looked way too easy. However, I was really surprised by just how easy this was and how great the cookies turned out. Clean up was a breeze since there aren’t too many ingredients and you only use two bowls and a spoon. I even added a little spice to make them “fall” cookies. G says they tasted like donut holes.
2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
8 tbsp Salted Butter, melted and cooled
6 tbsp Creamy Peanut Butter, melted and cooled
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
2 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1. Place butter and peanut butter in microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave in 30 sec increments until melted. Stir until combined and then set it aside to cool.
2. Mix flour, baking soda, and nutmeg in a separate medium bowl and set aside.
3. Once your butter mixture is cooled, add the sugars and stir until combined.
4. To the sugar/butter mixture, add the eggs and vanilla and stir until combined.
5. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients gradually, mixing with a spoon. It may look a little crumbly but that’s okay, they will turn out great!
6. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips!
7. Preheat the oven to 325. Place golfball sized pieces of dough on a cookie sheet at least an inch apart. Bake for about 12 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
8. Remove from oven and let cool a little bit, serve and enjoy!