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Big Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

5 Jun

When I was a kid, I got in trouble for putting my feet up on my chair at the kitchen table. Everyone corrected me for it. It’s like all the adults in my life had it in for me just because of this one little habit. Here’s how it normally went.

Begin scene.

Mother/Father/Grandparent: “Adrianne.” (Serious tone.)
Me: “What?” (Innocently.)
Mother/Father/Grandparent: “Put your feet down when you’re sitting at the table. You cannot sit like that when you’re grown up.” (Sternly.)
Me: Slowly put feet down like a proper lady. Thirty seconds pass. Slowly put feet back up like a comfortable, hunched-over little monkey.

Repeat scene.

That was a habit that I just couldn’t seem to break. One of the first ways I celebrated my freedom when I lived on my own was putting my feet up on my chair in the comfort of my own apartment. No one corrected or reprimanded me or told me I was acting like a child. It was awesome.

I also ate too many cookies as a child. That’s not a habit I’m willing to break as a grown-up, either. Children sometimes have it right.

Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite cookies since I was a kid. These chocolate cookies are huge, chewy, and full of peanut butter chips. Because they’re so big, no need to feel guilty for eating too many. You’ll probably start feeling full after one.

Cream together butter and sugar until very light and fluffy.

Add eggs and vanilla, beating well after each addition.

Add the dry mixture to the creamed one, mixing gently by hand until combined.

Add in those peanut butter chips.

Form dough balls the size of golf balls.

Bake 16-18 minutes until puffed and cracked on top.

A close-up…mmmmm. (more…)