So I bought a baking stone from Bed Bath and Beyond the other day. Why? Because adults buy pizza stones and then never use them. Its a fact of life. I removed it from the packaging and out flopped a little recipe card for things you can bake on your pizza stone. One of which was a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe. So, you know, why not.
3/4 cup shortening (I used butter flavored crisco)
1 1/4 cup self rising flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine shortening, sugars, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla until mixed through. Stir in flour until combined. Add in chocolate chips. I *MIGHT* have thrown in a handful of peanut butter chips that I had in the freezer.
Roll out dough into small balls, place on baking sheet, bake for 13 – 17 minutes until golden brown.
Now… I don’t particularly like these cookies. I mean, they’re tasty, but not as delicious as I’d hoped. I mean, sure, I’ll eat them… but meh. I think its the crisco in them that the recipe called for. I would normally substitute butter for crisco, but i had a few logs of it leftover from my cookie party before Christmas. I wanted to get this crisco out of my life so I used it. It just has that crisco effects on the cookies, a slightly oily taste and the cookies don’t flatten out and stay soft. They get a little powdery, like a pie crust.
Anyway, these are good. I won’t make them again. I made the batter to keep in my freezer and make the cookies when I felt like it. But I don’t want to be stuck with this dough until its gone. I will probably bake a ton of them and take them into work and make my coworkers crisco-fat.