Monday, July 26, 2010
peanut butter and chip cookies
Eleven years ago today I met the love of my life.
To celebrate, I decided to make him cookies, and I let him pick out the recipe. Being the smart cookie that he is, he went to my collection of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, pulled out Country Baking, and picked out Peanut Butter & Chip Cookies.
These cookies intrigued me. The ingredient list included a yellow cake mix. I've used cake mixes to make cookies before, but the idea of a peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie made with a yellow cake mix just sounded weird enough to try.
Are these cookies allowed on my restricted diet? No.
Did I eat the dough anyway? Yes.
And it was great. As usual, my taste tester knows what he's doing!
The ingredients: eggs, water, melted butter or margarine, peanut butter, packed brown sugar, a yellow cake mix, and chocolate chips. May sound crazy, but they make a lovely combo!
In a large mixing bowl, combine the 2 eggs, 1/3 cup water, and 1/4 cup melted butter. Add 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar.
Add 1 1/2 cups of peanut butter. I was worried about using the organic "goopy" kind of peanut butter in this recipe, but it's all I had. Everything turned out just fine!
Add half of the yellow cake mix.
Mix this all up until it's smooth!
Trade in your whisk for a spoon and add the rest of the cake mix and chocolate chips. Stir until just combined.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
The end result is better than I could have imagined. They are not only beautiful but absolutely delicious. A perfect cookie for my man. :-)
Peanut Butter & Chip Cookies
from Gooseberry Patch's Country Baking
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 1/2 cup peanut butter (natural peanut butter works fine)
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
18 1/4 oz. yellow cake mix, divided
12 oz. chocolate chips
Whisk together the eggs, water, margarine, peanut butter, brown sugar and half of the dry cake mix until smooth. Stir in the remaining cake mix and the chocolate chips until just combined. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Serves: a lot!
This recipe is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday , Tasty Tuesday, and Tuesdays at the Table