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Friday, May 4, 2012

Roadtrip Ready: Two Cookie Recipes

Hello Random Thoughts of a Supermom readers!  I'm Paula, from Sweet Pea, and I'm happy to guest post for Kelli while she's getting ready for a road trip with her family in her super-cool airstream.  I'm looking forward to hearing all about Kelli's trip once she returns home.

When my husband and I take a road trip, it's usually to the beach.  If it's to the beach, I'm sure to make a batch or two of cookies to enjoy both on the road and while we are relaxing in our cottage.

My husband is a real-life cookie monster and chocolate chip cookies ranks as his number one favorite.  I know there are thousands of versions of chocolate chip cookie recipes to be found and I’ve tried quite a few of them. The version that I’m sharing today is my favorite and it’s so easy to make. My favorite thing about this recipe is that it calls for melted butter, so there’s no waiting around to make cookies until the butter softens.
Wouldn’t you like to share some of these with your family tonight?  This cookie is quick and easy to make and is oh-so-good!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups plus 2 T unsifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warmed
1 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix flour, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside.
3. Mix butter and sugars until blended. Mix in egg, yolk, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients; mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
4. Scoop dough onto parchment or Silpat lined baking sheets. Bake 7 minutes or until just brown. Let cool for a few minutes on baking sheets and then transfer to wire racks to completely cool.

I usually make a batch of these prior to our beach trip and freeze them until the day we leave.  They thaw in the car are neither their taste nor their texture is compromised by being frozen.

These cookies are always a hit!

A second recipe that frequently travels with us to the beach is my hands-down, all time favorite peanut butter cookie. The ratio of brown sugar to white sugar in this recipe results in a flat, chewy cookie. This recipe is from a cookbook called From Granny's Apron Pocket.

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

5 1/2 oz (2/3 cup) butter
6 1/2 oz (3/4 cup) peanut butter
3 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2/3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars. Add eggs and continue to beat. Sift together flour, soda, baking powder, and salt and add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Drop on cookie sheet and flatten with fork. Bake at 350 degrees, six - eight minutes. Do not over bake.

This peanut butter cookie is sweet, chewy, and I'll bet you won't stop be able to stop with just one.  This has been a favorite cookie recipe at my house for many years.

Thanks to Kelli for inviting me to guest post today.  I love making new blogging friends and invite you to visit my blog, Sweet Pea, where I blog about crafting, decorating, gardening, cooking, and my travels.

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carissa said...

love this series! love road tripping. and cookies! win-win-win. : )

Kmama said...

Mmm cookies. Those peanut butter cookies look absolutely delicious.

Kristal said...

Seriously THREE CUPS of brown sugar in the PB cookies?????

Paula@SweetPea said...

Thanks for having me post today for your blog.

Kristal - The peanut butter cookie recipe does call for 3 cups of brown sugar.

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

yum and YUM!!!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Paula, I have bookmarked this page. I love the idea of a chewy peanut butter cookie! :D

Anonymous said...

Wow both of those cookies look delicious. My husband would enjoy the chewy peanut butter!

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