Just to let you know, these cookies are amazing. Probably not very healthy, but still amazing.
I needed to make a quick batch of cookies this morning, and I wanted to try something new. I took a quick look at Pinterest and it wasn’t very long before I had what I was looking for…
Averie Sunshine is a fellow blogger at www.averiecooks.com, and she created a softbatch chocolate chip cookie by substituting some of the butter for cream cheese. You can check her idea out here. I saw her cookies and I had to try it!
I used my recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies so I’d have some reference for comparison, and the result really was delectable. (Isn’t that a great word?) These cookies are super soft, a little thicker than the original cookie, and they’re really yummy. I love that I can taste a hint of the cream cheese in the cookie!
So here’s my recipe for Gourmet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. I hope you try it and let me know what you think!
Gourmet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
What You’ll Need…
¼ cup butter
¼ cup cream cheese
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup peanut butter
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ Tablespoon vinegar
¾ cup flour (plus 1/3 cup flour)
1/3 cup chocolate chips (or more to taste!)
Note: Sorry for the weird measurement for the flour. I substituted 1/3 cup flour for 1 cup oatmeal, as I’m out of the latter.
What To Do…
- Preheat the oven for 350oF.
- Using a mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, white sugar, and peanut butter.
- Add the egg and vanilla.
- Mix together the soda and vinegar (WILL BUBBLE!). Add to the cookie dough.
- Blend in the flour with the mixer; then stir the chocolate chips in by hand.
- Drop tablespoon-sized scoops of cookie dough on an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for 10-15 minutes. (I found 12-13 minutes worked best with my oven.)
Have any other favorite tweaks to old recipes? I’d love to hear about them!