I lured you here with the promise of chocolate, but first I must share a little family news…
Yesterday my awesome big kids Judah and Tirzah achieved scholastic greatness! In our fantastic little world of home education they were awarded “Memory Master”. This is a title that I realize is only important to those of us who understand what it means – the mastery of about 500 facts from 6 different subjects (Geography, Science, Math, Latin, History, English Grammar and a 160 point Timeline of Human History) along with a pretty lengthy Bible verse (in English and Latin!) that they learned this year, orally tested and perfectly recited. This is a test that takes about 90min and is a spectacle to behold.
I had to ask myself, what kind of mother would I be if I didn’t use my blog to broadcast to the world how proud I am of their hard work, determination and success? They are superstar kids and I am simply blown away by their abilities! So glad I get to be their mom and their teacher…sniff, sniff…tear.
As a thank you for taking that minute out of your day to indulge me, I will indulge you right back by sharing a family favorite cookie recipe that we made to celebrate their achievement here at home – Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Every great achievement calls for chocolate, right?!
- 1 cup of smooth peanut butter
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup half and half
- 2 tablespoons of light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups white wheat flour
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Cream together peanut butter, sugar, egg, half and half, corn syrup, vanilla, baking soda and salt Scrape down slides of bowl
- Add in flour and chocolate chips
- Mix until fully incoorperated
- Spoon onto silicone mat
- Bake for 11 min and cool for 5 min
Get out your mixing bowl and cream together the peanut butter, sugar, egg, cream, corn syrup (they do make an organic version, but you can replace with honey if you just simply can’t put corn syrup in your cookies. I understand.), vanilla, baking soda and salt. Scrape down the sides and give yourself a taste.
Add in the chocolate chips and whole wheat flour and mix just until all ingredients are incorporated. Taste again. Mmmm…one more time. This is the joy of baking. Taste testing. You, as the chef, must know what it tastes like along the way. It’s your right and your privilege.
I use an ice cream scoop to…well, scoop my cookies and place them on a silicone matt. It just gives them nice form and keeps them all about the same size.
Bake at 350 for 11min. It just seems to be the perfect time. Cool on a wire rack for about 5min so they set.