Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whoever came up with the combination of chocolate and peanut butter needs to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.  This is one of those classic flavor combinations that is truly all-American and very popular with the generations. In fact, I think that it is one of my favorites.  It's hard to beat a peanut butter cup during Easter and Halloween.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

For those of us who can't get enough of that favored duo, this recipe is for you. The cookie is tender, light, sweet, full of that peanut butter flavor we all love in a cookie, plus it has the added bonus of chocolate chips.  What could be better?

Take a moment to click on the printable recipe below.  Go over the ingredients and locate them in your pantry, and start baking.  This is the kind of recipe that is easily done on a lazy weekend morning or afternoon.  If your kids can partake of peanuts, make sure that you keep plenty of these in the cookie jar.  Everyone is going to want them.

Mosser Cake Stand in 'Georgia Blue'.

When the cookies come out of the oven they are puffy and just the right size. Upon cooling, though, the cookies do settle and get those wonderful cracks and crevices.  Don't be tempted to move them until they have firmed up after cooling on racks.

A peanut butter chocolate chip cookie on Fire King restaurant ware.

Back when I used to have more time on my hands for blogging, I used to write down recipes that I thought would be good to share here.  I'm glad I never threw away this particular recipe because it is a keeper.  

If you have small jadeite plates, make sure that you use them to eat one or two of these cookies.  I don't know what it is but everything tastes better on old Fire King jadeite from the 40s and 50s.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies on a Mosser Glass Cake Stand

This cookie is meant to be eaten and enjoyed whenever you have the craving for peanut butter and chocolate.  If you want, you can certainly use chunky peanut butter in place of the smooth variety.  For the chocolate chips, I go between Ghirardelli and NestlĂ© semisweet chocolate chips, but use whichever your family prefers.

Get baking!