Well This weekend Joe and I are off on a hiking/ATVing/grilling adventure on our own, and I know for a fact that we are both huge proponents of this deliciously decadent treat. I figured I would whip up a batch of my (awesome) go-to PB cookie recipe, and play around a bit by adding a few unexpected ingredients: Pretzels, and Chocolate Chunks.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup (plus a little more) smooth peanut butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour
and in this case: 1/3 cup of pretzels; 1/3 cup of chocolate chunks.
Cream together the butter and sugar, first off.
Then, it's time to add the egg, vanilla, and the PB.
Finally we add in all the dry ingredients, and blend until nice and smooth.
Normally at this point you would proceed to roll the dough into balls, roll those balls in sugar, and then lightly flatten them onto the cookie sheet with a fork. But that was too simple to me on this marvelous evening. I divided my dough into thirds.
I mixed in 1/3 cup of chocolate chunks into one third.
Then 1/3 cup of pretzels into another.
And I went for the tried and true PB simplicity with my final third. These cookies don't spread all that much, so I smushed them all down a bit on the cookie sheet for good measure.
Once everything’s set up, bake for 12 minute at 375. For some reason, the cookies with extra stuff in them got a little darker than the normal PB cookies. Perhaps I will take off a minute of the bake time my next go round.
And Tada! Regular...No fail, delicious, Love these.
Chocolate Chunk. The perfect combo of peanut butter and chocolate.