Monday, December 24, 2012

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Are you ready for Santa tonight? Did you already bake some cookies for him? These cookies may tempt him to leave extra gifts tonight. You never know but they may. I think they tempted my husband to buy me some extra gifts or it could have he has felt bad that I was hit hard with the flu. These cookies are the perfect mix of a peanut chocolate chip cookie.
Are these enough cookies for Santa?
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
 1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1 (11 1/2 oz) bag chocolate chips

  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, shortening, and peanut butter until creamy.
  2. Add the sugar and beat well.
  3. Add the eggs and beat for 1 minute.
  4. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Slowly, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Beat well.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips until combined.
  7. Scoop about 2 Tbsp of batter and shape into balls.
  8. Place the dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheets and flatten slightly.
  9. Bake the cookies for about 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. Allow to cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe adapted from My
One year ago...........................I made Snowman Sugar Cookies
 Did you already know.............
-In 1955, children could call to find out where Santa was in the world.
-NORAD continues the tradition and children can track Santa online.

Merry Christmas to All!

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