Monday, 19 October 2015

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


There are certain unhealthy food that I try to stay away from but Peanut butter is definitely not on that list. It’s high in calories but it’s well worth the consumption. And I guess there’s some part of Peanut butter that is good for your body.

Because I’m one of those who eats peanut butter from a spoon rather than spread them on my toast, I was quite eager to find out how much harm I was doing to my body if I did this on a daily basis. So here are some of my findings:  It is substantial in fiber, protein and is nutritious for the body in quite a lot of ways. It keeps you full longer which prevents you snacking throughout the day.. Not quite convinced yet right?

It is actually a powerful antioxidant and could decrease the risk of getting diabetics and heart diseases. WOW. Of course that’s only applicable if you consume in moderation. Like I said, always read the labels to see how much 1 serving is.

Talk is always cheap. Actions always speaks louder than words. But let’s just compromise this once and enjoy a good ol peanut butter chocolate chip cookie. One that is crispy on the outside and chewy like brownie on the inside. When you mouth meets the melted chocolate chip, you will feel like you’re in heaven. I guarantee you one is never enough.



Peanut Butter Cookies
 Adapted from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
 1 cup peanut butter
 3/4 cup sugar
 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
 1 large egg, at room temperature
 1 tablespoon milk
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
 1/2 cup chocolate chips


Steps:

1) Preheat oven 175Deg C.

2) In a large bowl, combine the flour, the baking soda, the baking powder, and the salt. Set aside.

3) In a large bowl, beat the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy.

4) Add the sugars and beat until smooth.

5) Add the egg and mix well.

6) Add the milk and the vanilla extract.

7) Add the flour mixture and beat thoroughly.

 8) Stir in the peanut butter and chocolate chips.

9) Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool the cookies on the sheets for 1 minute ( It will still be soft so don’t try and remove them from the sheets). After 1 min, the cookie will become harder and easier to remove.

Do comment in the post below or tag me on Instagram: @sherbakes if you attempt your very own. Would love to share your joy in baking adventures

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