classic chocolate chip and peanut butter chip cookies

filed under: Chocolate Cookies on July 23, 2014
  • Jump to Recipe
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Tweet
  • Email
  • Yesterday, three of my boys left.  My husband took our oldest and second oldest (Colton and Parker, respectively) to Canada fishing.  This is an annual trip for him, but the first ever for Parker.  Colton is already a veteran with one year under his belt!

    Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chip Cookie!

     

    As I mom I am torn when these events come up.  As a wife I get it, a hunter and fisherman is who I married.  I know Chad’s passion lies in the great outdoors and that for him, fishing and hunting is soul refreshing.  He is a true hunter/gatherer!  Him leaving for days and weeks at a time to pursue angling dreams is ok with me. Heck, I love that his passions are so rudimentary in their core.

    But as a mom, there is something entirely different going on.

    Those are my babies, not being babies.

    Those are my sweet angels, learning how to forage and survive in remote back country.

    My babies, becoming men.

    And I just don’t know if my heart can take it.

    Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chip Cookie!

     

    My tradition for the annual trip is that I make my Monster Cookies.  This is one of Chad’s favorite cookies, and the rest of the guys on the trip always seem to enjoy them too.  But this year I left the baking down to the very last minute (bad mom), as in I literally had 3 hours to get the cookies prepared, baking, cooled, and packaged for the trip.

    So I asked them what flavors they wanted.  Chocolate Chip!  Peanut butter!

    Ok.  I can do that.

    Granted, I will be baking through a blurry haze with all my mommy-hood blubbering, but whatever.

    classic chocolate chip and peanut butter chip cookies
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     

    Yesterday, three of my boys left. My husband took our oldest and second oldest (Colton and Parker, respectively) to Canada fishing. This is an annual trip for him, but the first ever for Parker. Colton is already a veteran with one year under his belt!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: classic chocolate chip and peanut butter chip cookies
    Servings: 24 cookies
    Author: Amanda Rettke
    Ingredients
    • 2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
    • 1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 2 large eggs
    • 3/4 c firmly packed brown sugar
    • 3/4 c granulated white sugar
    • 1 c 2 sticks butter, softened
    • pinch of salt
    • 1 tsp. baking powder
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 1 c peanut butter chips
    Instructions
    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees (I set my convection oven to 325) and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    2. In a bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
    3. In a stand mixer cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Mix until smooth.

    4. Gradually add in flour mixture until just combined.
    5. Remove bowl from mixture and fold in chocolate and peanut butter chips.
    6. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden.

    Recipe slightly adapted from bag of Guittard Chocolate Chips.

    Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chip Cookie!

     

    The kids loved the cookies and I hope every time they eat one they are reminded how much mom loves them.  I have plenty to keep me busy while they are gone, with a 1-year-old, a 3-year-old and a very precocious 5-year-old princess-in-training.

    But I sure will miss my babies.

    So if someone can send me a large shipment of cheap wine and romantic comedies that would be great.  This is going to be a long week!

  • Jump to Recipe
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Tweet
  • Email
  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Comments

  • Jessica @ Sweet Menu says:

    Oh boy! Looks like these cookies will do the trick! Absolutely delicious!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Jessica!

  • Matea says:

    Yum! I just want to reach into my computer screen and take one!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    What a great camping snack!

  • kelly says:

    those look delish!! and i can totally vouch for what your feeling….have a high school sr and a freshman and a 7th grader…sooooo not ready for changes like these…so i “fake” being happy for all those milestones that the girls are excited about all the while crying inside…and yes romantic comedies and wine OF ANY KIND…works to ease “some” of the heartache.

    • Amanda says:

      Lets share a bottle and some chocolates mmkayyyyy?

  • Thalia @ butter and brioche says:

    i could so devour a whole batch of these cookies right now, they look seriously delicious. you can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter together!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Thalia! They were pretty darn yummy. Hope you have a great day!

  • Dawn taft says:

    Would love to follow your post

  • Linda says:

    These cookies are wonderful. I did add a dollop of peanut butter to the batter. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. My granddaughter loved them and wanted the recipe.

  • Don't Pass on Dessert!