Sunday, December 14, 2008

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chips and peanut butter costar in this recipe, giving what Shannon calls "the perfect combination" of ingredients. These cookies pair the two deliciously.

yield: 5 dozen cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 egg whites
1 egg
2 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate minichips

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Combine sugar through egg in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
3. Combine flour through salt in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

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