As if I don’t share enough cookie recipes with you, here’s another delightful little sweet treat you can add to your recipe box. Very traditional, but I threw in some dark chocolate morsels because, well, why the heck not? I love really any chocolate and peanut butter combination plus! dark chocolate has antioxidants in it right? So it’s like… kind of good for you or something, maybe? Maybe?? I’d like to think so! (That’s why I also keep a stash of Dove dark chocolates in my freezer at all times 😉 For health reasons, obviously.)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (You can use creamy, but we always have crunchy because that’s what we prefer.)
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels (I’m guessing on the amount here because I just threw in what I thought looked good, so just add as many or as little as you’d like!)
Beat the butter until creamy with a hand mixer or electric mixer. Add the sugars, beat for about another 1-2 more minutes. Mix in the peanut butter and egg. Mix together the dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; in a separate bowl. Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the sugar/butter mixture.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 3 hours. Can be more; just make sure it’s chilled enough that you can roll it into balls without it being overly messy and loose.
Preheat oven to 375°F and then start shaping the dough into about 1 inch balls. Roll the cookie balls into a bowl of regular white sugar and shake off any excess. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork. Bake until light brown, for about 9 to 10 minutes.
And that’s it! I usually prefer a cookie with a crispy edge and a chewy center, but these are a good alternative when you want something with a little crunch. Pretty simple and super delicious with a really, really cold glass of milk.