Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Inspiration for the chocolate-dip came from a co-worker who shares my love for chocolate and peanut butter combos. The cookie recipe is slightly changed from the wonderful Mrs. Wade. :)

1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. Adam's crunchy peanut butter
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. salt
1/2 c. baking soda
approximately 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (i'm not really sure on this amount yet)

Cream together butter and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla extract, then add peanut butter and continue to beat until well-creamed. Add in flour, salt, and baking soda and mix well. Drop by tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets, then press each cookie with a fork (twice to make the criss-cross pattern). Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

When the cookies are cool, melt chocolate chips in the microwave. This is where you'll have to eyeball it... I used a little over 1/4 c. of chocolate chips and that 1/2 covered 6 cookies. For the whole batch, you'll probably need a cup of chocolate chips. I microwaved for 1 minute, stirring at 30 seconds and then at the end. Then, dip the cookie halfway in the chocolate and use a knife or spoon to spread evenly. Place on wax paper and let set. Then eat... with milk!