I told the boys we’d make chocolate chip cookies on Saturday after dinner. Well, I forgot to get the ingredients I needed while I was at the store (particularly chocolate chips!), so I resorted to peanut butter cookies. While digging through my pantry looking for the brown sugar, I found a bag of chocolate chips which were surprisingly not expired! I decided to wing it and create our own recipe. I should tell you first that my homemade cookies have never, ever been successful. However, these cookies were a big hit and we will definitely be making them again….soon!

Accidental Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks of butter at room temperature
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract

(Mix these things together first.)

In a separate bowl, mix:

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda

Slowly add the flour mixture until well blended.

And saving the best for last:

Add 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips!

Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes or until barely golden. In my humble opinion, these cookies are best when they’re soft, so I’d suggest you not over cook them. 11 or 12 minutes in my oven was perfect.

Makes about three dozen.

YUM! I hope you enjoy!