A friend of mine had a pretty tough weekend last weekend and I wanted to do a little something to cheer her up. I kept in mind that she loves anything and everything sweet and is also a huge fan of peanut butter so I decided to try my hand at some peanut butter cookies. And as I was mixing them together, I thought, how can I make these even sweeter? Why by adding chocolate of course.
A few weeks back while at the grocery store, I meant to pick up some chocolate chips but I saw peanut butter chocolate chips and it seemed like something I could not pass up. After all, peanut butter and chocolate is always a winning combination. The peanut butter chocolate chips made the perfect chocolaty-nutty addition to these peanut butter cookies but if you can’t find them, semi-sweet chocolate chips would work as well.
In a bowl combine flour and baking powder.
In another bowl beat together granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in egg. Beat in vanilla. Beat in peanut butter.
Slowly beat in flour mixture.
Fold in peanut butter chocolate chips.
Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a cookie sheet and drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork, making a crisscross pattern. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until cookies begin to brown.
Allow to cook a couple of minutes on the baking sheet, transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Serve.