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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chippers



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...My poor children were born to a mother who was under the influence of Adelle Davis and Gayelord Hauser. I know these names are unfamiliar to many of you, but back in the day, these two nutritionists were commanding personalities in the food and diet industries. They adhered strictly to FDA dietary guidelines and didn't believe a morsel should reach the alimentary canal if it wasn't good for you or contribute, in some fashion, to vibrant good health. They were more concerned with nourishment of the body than the soul, and that put a serious crimp in to the diets of many food and dessert lovers. A lot of folks considered them to be the first " food Nazis" and simply tuned them out. I mention them, only because I was so under their influence, that my children were in university before they knew cookies could be made with anything other than peanut butter or oatmeal. There were excesses in my kitchen to be sure, but cookies and snack foods were not among them. The only upside to that, is the cookies that I did make had to be really good. Today's recipe comes from that period of my life. The cookies have a faint taste of peanut butter but most of their flavor comes from the addition of chocolate chips to the cookie dough. They were originally made made with semi-sweet chocolate chips because nothing else was available. These days, I like to use milk chocolate or a combination of peanut butter and milk chocolate chips when I whip them up. They make a perfect lunchbox cookie and I suspect your family will love these crisp treats. I know you'll like them because they are so easy to make. Here's the recipe.

Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chippers...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
Ingredients
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup creamy (smooth) peanut butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
1) Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars in a small bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
2) Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl and gradually add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
3) Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.








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48 comments :

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

Oooh...Yes! I love them :) These cookies look so moist and delicious. And I agree with you-- They are the perfect lunch box treats. Wonderful recipe, Mary!

Hugs,

Aldy.

Alexandrina said...

They`re so cute! And easy to do. My girls will love them.

Chiara said...

These cookies look delicious Mary, have a good day...

NancyO said...

I hear your story. I grew up with Adelle Davis's philosophy. Mostly my teenage years. She, along with my PA Dutch heritage have made for a nice combo now that I live in the Pacific NW. I'm privledged.

Pondside said...

It's been ages since I made cookies - and these make my mouth water! Two of these and a glass of cold milk would be heaven.

Valerie said...

I'm sure you thought of me before making those cookies! They're made for me!! And their shape is just perfect!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

These look so good maybe they would overcome my hate of peanut butter :-) Take care Diane

elspeth said...

PB and chocolate -- Perfect combination for a cookie! Is there any way to cook or modify them so that they'll be soft instead of crisp?

Thank you, in advance, for any advice.

Dzoli said...

Thank you.Another great recepie for the kitchen bench jar everyone is helping themselves from:)

Ana Rita said...

Humm they look so ,so good!

Kisses,
Rita

Ratolinha said...

Que cookies deliciosos, mais uma vez maravilhosos.
beijinhos

Priya said...

Damn delicious they are..

Ah Tze said...

I love these chocolate chippers, it makes me want to grab one from my screen!!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Haha! My mother must have secretly been reading from the same books ... although it has left me with an abiding love for biscuits (as cookies are known downunder in OZ) with healthy ingredients like oats, bran, cornflakes, dates, raisins and the like. Sadly, all too rare these days!!

Kim said...

These cookies are really perfect and I should prepare some for my lunch box!

Pegasuslegend said...

A perfect combination!

Jenn said...

Uhhmmm... looks like the only thing your kids had to go through was not having more of those delicious looking cookies!! I would have loved these when I was a kid... heck, I want one right now!

From the Kitchen said...

I think this elevates chocolate chip cookies to a new level. I've never done them with milk chocolate but (and don't let this get out), I prefer milk chocolate to dark chocolate. Have a delicious day!

Best,
Bonnie

ButterYum said...

I grew up no homemade cookies at all, so even healthy ones would have been welcome. Your cookies look amazing, and your photo is wonderful. I might have to borrow that idea the next time I photograph a batch. I'm pinning this post - hope to try the cookies soon.

:)
ButterYum

yummychunklet said...

I've only recently heard of Adelle Davis, but she had some pretty radical ideas for the time. These cookies look scrumptious!

Adam said...

I keep forgetting to put on a bib before I visit your site :). That top image is gorgeous. I don't make many crispy cookies, but I always mean to. And because I'm a wee bit obsessed, I might adjust the pb to butter ratio just a tad :). And as far as food Nazi-ism goes, everyone is being made to fear everything these days. You can't eat this, you shouldn't eat that. It's aggravating. Don't eat too much of any one thing, and you'll be fine. Everything in moderation, all things with balance.

Sue/the view from great island said...

Oh my gosh, Adele Davis is a blast from the past---I had "Let's Cook it Right"! I don't have that book anymore, but I'm sure much of my 'instinctive' cooking sense comes from her. Your cookies look perfect.

Lucie said...

We have Gayelord Hauser food here in France--I've sampled some and it's not bad for a snack! I'd rather have these cookies though... peanut butter and milk chocolate is a great pairing!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

My cookie-baking days came to an abrupt halt when my girls left home. Now a grandchild entering cookie-eating age, I will finally be able to make them again and not have to eat them all myself :)

These sound great!

Barbara said...

I want one of those so bad... These cookies look amazing!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

delicious... my weakness, oatmeal scotchies...made em last night

Clint said...

Oh. My. God.

I can seriously hurt myself on these.

Joanne said...

I definitely agree that if I'm going to spend calories on dessert...it had better be SO worth it. These sound fabulous!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Have baked PB cookies recently and this one temp me to do the same again, Mary! Love the crispy crust.

That Girl said...

We weren't under the control of food nazis, we just didn't have junk food in the house!

The Path Traveled said...

I love cookies...I could be cookie monster...

Ginny said...

These look wonderful!!!

~~louise~~ said...

Oh Mary, I'm still chuckling. Little did I know that my kids were taking their "healthy" snacks to school only to trade them off. (I used carob in my chocolate chips:) I still have Adelle Davis and Hauser in my library right along my old time favorite; Silent Spring...

Funny thing is, I make "real" Peanut Butter Chocolate chips for the grandkids, my daughter doesn't seem to mind, much...

Thanks for sharing, Mary...

PeggyR said...

Oh my those sound good!

Ama said...

My lunchbox better be filled to the top with these cookies! :) Awesome recipe!

Beloved Green said...

A classic favorite of mine.

Reem | Simply Reem said...

These cookies are just perfect in every sense....
easy to make and easy to take...
Love it.

lifeisfull said...

Mmm.... peanut butter and chocolate chips.. sweet and salty! I'd love these!!

Savorique said...

Hmmm, nice recipe! I guess all types of PB work. There are the creamier and the chunkier kinds so just wondering...

Mary said...

Savorique, point well-taken. I use creamy peanut butter to make these. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Mary said...

Elsbeth, I just caught your question. If you cook the cookies for a shorter period of time they will be softer. Try two minutes less and see what happens.Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Adam said...

@elspeth -- also try using all brown sugar (the cookie will be a tad sweeter though)

stampedconcrete said...

i like your cookies .. looks delicious .. thanks for sharing ..

magpie said...

ohh my God! its nearly midnight and I sooo want to put these in my oven right now! Bookmarking for a more appropriate time of day :)

bellini said...

These sound incredible Maty. I have a peanit butter loving future SIL visiting but already made oatmeal peanut butter cookies. These will be for next time:D

Foodycat said...

I think they sound delicious! And pretty nutritious too!

Tender B. said...

The cookies look great. Peanut butter and chocolate are one amazing combo.

Cindy said...

Do you remember Dr Lendon Smith--he worte a book called 'Feed Your Kids Right'. That was my bible till I got tired of making yogurt and my own wheat crackers. Six kids was a full time job, I had to relax a bit on the food issue. I still cooked everything, I just enjoyed it a bit more.
This is a cookie we would have made often. I homeschooled two of my boys for a couple of years. Cooking was an enjoyable part of our curriculum.

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