Thursday, September 29, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Buttons

The evil these bring. The sweet, sweet evil. They are small and cute and delicious. I was to bring 2/doz cookies to a funeral and thought this would be a good recipe to try. Boy was wrong. But if this is how these cookies are gonna taste, then baby I don't wanna be right.
I found these via a google search for PB cookies. Way to go 17 year old.


3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Granulated sugar for rolling
Chocolate chips (any type)

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix the shortening and peanut butter till combined.

Add the two sugars and mix well. Add vanilla, milk

and egg. Combine. In another bowl, whisk together

the dry ingredients then add slowly to the PB mix.

Refrigerate for 10 min, then roll into 1/2" balls and

roll in the sugar. Place cookies a couple inches apart

so they'll cook evenly. Bake for 5-7 minutes (my happy place

was 6.5 minutes...) then let cool for a minute before putting the

chocolate on them. (Guittard is the best, cause their chips are

HUGE and creamy.) Let cool completely before storing.

Try not to eat them all. Sheesh.

Post note: Perspective- these are chocolate chips, not Hershey's Kisses. I realized after review, that you can't tell how small they are. And that is important, because when something is cuter, it's fun to eat, and when something is delicious and small- it makes it OK to eat a lot of them. So here's a picture of one in my hand: