|Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies|
Today’s recipe comes courtesy of my 14 year old daughter Olivia and serves as a reminder to make cookies with your kids. Whether at the Holidays or at any time of the year, baking cookies with your kids is such a great activity that teaches, entertains and hey, in the end, besides a messy kitchen there’s delicious cookies! Olivia and her brother have been making cookies with me or her Mom since they were old enough to hold a wooden spoon. Nowadays, either of them can bang out a mean batch of practically any cookie recipe, all on their own.
These cookies are a favorite of Olivia’s and she often bakes them for friends birthdays or to take to sleepovers. It is quite a basic, simple recipe that would make a great first cookie to make with your kids and they freeze really well too so you can make them early and still share some with Santa on Christmas Eve.
½ cup butter
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 ¼ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
Add to creamed mixture and fold until dough forms.
Fold in 1 to 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Form dough in 1 inch balls and press place on parchment lined baking sheet 3 inches apart.
Bake 12 minutes until golden brown at the edges @ 350 degrees F. Do not over bake or cookies will be brittle. Cool completely on a wire rack.