So, with all that said, I was in the mood for a cookie and I was in the mood for something chocolate. I went on the search and found some peanut butter chips I had bought from Trader Joes. That was going to be the perfect addition to a cookie so I got right on it. :)
allrecipes.com, my main source of searching when I want to make something. These cookies never get hard which is a good thing for Grumpy's sake. As a matter of fact, he is the one who ate most of these (shhh, I didn't tell you that!). I loved the crispy edges, chewy cookie with hit of peanut butter chip. Perfect cookie for my craving.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
makes approximately 2-3 dozen depending on size of cookie
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1-1//4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups peanut butter chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl using hand mixer on medium speed, mix butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla extract with last egg.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and soda. Stir into butter mixture until combined. Fold in peanut butter chips.
Scoop by tablespoons (I use a small cookie scoop) onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes (I found I needed to bake at least 10 minutes).
Store in an airtight container (if you have any left to store!)
Notes: I got about 3 dozen cookies. Original recipe states it makes 2 dozen.
Tip: to soften butter slightly, place unwrapped stick of butter in microwave and microwave on high in 15 second intervals. Keep a close eye, you shouldn't need much more than 30 seconds or it will start to melt (depending on the wattage of your microwave).