Thursday, October 14, 2010

In the kitchen with Bob Out: C is for Cookie

I've done a couple of "In the kitchen with Bo's Bowl" post but thought I would do a recipe from my own kitchen. I am famous around my office and the Humane Society for making cookies. This really is a great recipe and everyone loves them. I use the base recipe to make a lot of different varities. This one is for Peanut Butter...
Ingrediants for base recipe:
2 sticks unsalted butter-softened
3/4 cup granular sugar
3/4 packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tlbs milk
1 tsp vanilla flavoring
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder

Mix softened butter with granular & light brown sugar until creamy. Then add the eggs, milk, vanilla flavoring and beat just until all combined. In a seperate bowl combine the flour, baking powder & salt. Then add the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture.

At this point you add the ingrediants for the type of cookie you want to make.
For this recipe...
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup salted cocktail peanuts
I added the peanut butter to the butter/sugar mixture before I added the dry ingrediants. Then once combined the wet & dry ingrediants, I added  the salted cocktail peanuts.

Try these variations using the same base mixture...
1 12oz pkg of semi-sweet chocolate chips  &  1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
1 12oz pkg of white chocolate chips  & 1 1/2 cups chopped macadamia nuts
1 1/2 cups of crasins & 1 cup chopped almonds(subsitute almond extract for the vanilla extract in the base mixture)

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Scoop out a tlbs of batter and dropped on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for appox 13 minutes or until slighlty golden brown. 
Serve with a big glass of milk & enjoy!

I hope you like this recipe. Let me know if you try it.
Bob Out


Michael Rivers said...

They look great!

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

I've done Craisins and White Chocolate Chunks together.

Want the recipe for Amaretto/Walnut/ Chocolate Chunk Cookies?