Chocolatey Peanut Butter Cookies
1/4 cup (or a half stick of organic butter or make your own like I do it tastes so much better!), softened
1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter (organic is preferred but to save money I buy conventional)
1/4 cup of organic cane sugar
1/4 cup organic light brown sugar
1 farm fresh egg (Once you buy farm fresh you will never go back to store bought!)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup unbleached flour (I buy mine at Trader Joes)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 & 3/4 cups of dark chocolate chips ( I actually don't measure I just throw in how many I like and I have added some crushed pieces of Andes candies for a little mint chocolate taste.)
Method: Preheat oven to 350.
If you have a stand mixer such as a Kitchen Aid like I do this is so much faster and easier because you can let the mixer run while you throw in the ingredients. Beat the butter, and peanut butter together on medium speed and gradually add the two types of sugars beating until well mixed. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and sea salt and beat until well blended. Stir in the chocolates and mix well.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. I only let them cool for about 2 mins and then I start to devour them but I recommend that you let them cool a little longer ;) I can't help myself especially on those super stressed days. These cookies are amazing and I hope you enjoy them as much as my family and I do. They are usually gone before I can get another batch in the oven. Just sayin'.