Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


Joel went out on Tuesday night with a few friends but I didn't feel like going.  I cleaned up after our dinner, watched a little TV, and decided that I wanted to make cookies.  I recently saw these on How Sweet It Is and I had everything on hand to make them.  I threw these together in between watching bits and pieces of Cupcake Wars and Chopped.  When they came out, I could not believe how perfect their texture was.  These cookies are so soft and chewy in the middle, almost like eating cookie dough.  Not to mention they have my favorite flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  Yum...perfection!

2 cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
8 tablespoons Butter, melted and cooled
6 tablespoons Peanut Butter, melted and cooled
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
1 Egg, at room temperature
1 Egg Yolk, at room temperature
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups Chocolate Chips (I used 1 cup, dark chocolate chips)

Add the butter and peanut butter in a small microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals until melted.  Cool completely.  In another bowl, mix the flour and baking soda and set aside.  In a third bowl, mix the cooled butter/peanut butter with the sugars until they are combined.  Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed.  Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until a dough forms.  Fold in the chocolate chips.  Shape the dough into golf-ball sized balls and place on a baking sheet 2-inches apart.  Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are slightly browned.  The centers should be soft and puffy--do not over bake.  Cool completely.