Sometimes, it rains and rains and rains so hard, you need to make cookies. It’s just the way of life. We had 50mm of rain in one day yesterday and I needed an antidote to the weather. I also promised my dad, who’s a bit under the weather, that I’d bring him some cookies today. It was worth the effort – his whole face brightened up and he scarfed down three of them just like that.
The recipe is one that my mom made when we were kids. I have no idea where she got it from – it was just on a handwritten recipe card in my recipe box. They’re very yummy though – I made mine with unsalted and no sugar peanut butter (I know… very boring and healthy) so I added a tiny bit more salt than the 1/4 tsp called for and it turned out great. I didn’t change the sugar content though. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup softened margarine or butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375F.
Cream together eggs, peanut butter, margarine, both sugars and vanilla extract until light and fluffy
Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon. Gradually add to the peanut butter mixture while stirring to mix well. Mix chocolate chips into the batter.
Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets or onto a silpat mat. Flatten with a fork dipped in water.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.