30 Mar 2014

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

So guess what I walk into when I get home from Toronto after a 6:50 AM flight?

Everything is pilled into boxes. I can't sleep in my bed because it's covered in junk, and I can't find anything that belongs to me.

There are painters in my house, and apparently we KNOW that they are stealing from us. My mom bought a closed rice cooker, and later found a knife slit along the side. When she went to open it up, there was kitty litter inside.

What a way to return home. Especially when I have to teach tomorrow. I mean, talk about the worst way to welcome someone off of a plane.

Now I'm staying at my boyfriend's parents place, who were kind enough to let me stay here for however long I want.

Needless to say, I need some kind of treat to get me through this. And while this cookie didn't solve much, it made me forget for a quick second how despairing I felt when I returned home.

Continuing with my peanut butter obsession. These cookies won't last long. Trust me.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
printable recipe

What you'll need:

-1 cup butter, softened
-1 cup creamy peanut butter
-1 cup white sugar
-1 cup brown sugar, packed
-2 large eggs
-1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
-2 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon cornstarch
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-2 cups chocolate chips


    1.   In a large bowl, beat together the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs and vanilla until fully combined. 
    2.   In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and mix until fully combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
    3.   Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    4.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
    5.   Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn golden brown. Let cool on wire racks.

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  1. Cathleen, what an awful experience! I hope you get sorted out soon. I have never baked with peanut butter before and I'm going to try these cookies very soon.

  2. Hi Cathleen, chocolate and peanut butter is my most favorite combination. I can see why you needed something comforting after your experience. So sorry you came home to this terrible experience. Hope everything works out for you.

  3. Chocolate and peanut butter...you just can't beat this combination, can you? These cookies look fantastic, Cathleen.
    Have a wonderful week!

  4. Oh My Goodness! The who situation sounds horrible! I hope things get resolved soon.

  5. I bet these cookies taste great. I love peanut butter anything. Thanks for sharing.

  6. That's a terrible experience! I hope you found comfort in this cookies because if I was in your position I would have eaten each and every cookie! Looks delish!

  7. Ugh ! Kitty litter inside the rice cooker ?! Disgusting ! I hope you reported all those a$$hole ! On a brighter note , these cookies look terrific and I bet it tastes sinfully delicious ;D

  8. Ugh, definitely sounds like you had a rough time... sorry to hear about that. These cookies though... I'm sure they must have helped... they look absolutely perfect.

  9. That is awful about the painters stealing! What a rough spell you've had. Hope things get better...a good cookie like these does surely help.

  10. Se ve riquísimo su galletas y atractiva la mezcla me encanta,abrazos

  11. Oh dear, I hope you get your stuff back. Cookies look heavenly - perfect way to lift one's spirit :)

  12. What heavenly cookies :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  13. That sounds like a truly awful way to be welcomed home :( I'm so sorry! On the other hand... these cookies sound like the ultimate comfort food. Yum! I love a good peanut butter chocolate chip cookie!

  14. That sounds awful! Hope things improve soon!

  15. Ouch, that is really rough... You've certainly earned yourself some sweet comfort with these cookies. I wouldn't blame you for tearing through a half dozen in a sitting after that kind of welcoming!

  16. Hi Cathleen,

    Yeah! The first thing that I always do after a long flight is to shower and sleep!

    Nice that you can stay at your boyfriend's parents' place now... at least you don't have to use a rice cooker with cat litter!!! Well, stay calm, bake and eat cookies is also therapeutic too.... especially with these PB cookies.

    Take care!


  17. Oh no!!! Ugh I"m so sorry chica. At least you have these cookies to comfort you!!

  18. What a mess Cathleen...I sure hope that everything gets back to normal...
    The cookies look great...chocolate chips and peanut butter...great combo.

  19. What an awful experience with those painters! Hope everything turns out OK. Certainly these cookies turned out great! Peanut butter and chocolate chips? Such a great combo! Thanks for this.

  20. Hi Cathleen, this cookies sure very addictive. Best to go with a nice cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Best regards.

  21. That's horrible, I'm sorry :( But these cookies should at least make you feel a little better. They look absolutely perfect to me...I can tell they're the texture I love :)

  22. Dear Cathleen, I am so sorry to hear. I pray things get better. I know from when I had my house repaired after Super Storm Sandy how many people can dishonest. These cookies look perfect...a nice treat for the moment. Take care and have a good week ahead. Blessings to you dear, Catherine


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