Peanut Butter Cookies

adapted from Smitten Kitchen

makes 36 cookies

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes/batch

Cost: $3.55

flour: .20, butter: .60, peanut butter: .50, sugar: .20, brown sugar: .15, egg: .10, chocolate chips: 1.80

1 1/4 C flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 C unsalted butter, softened

1 C peanut butter

3/4 C sugar

1/2 C brown sugar, packed

1 egg

1 Tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla

2 C chocolate chip cookies, optional

sugar for rolling or dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Combine butter and peanut butter. Beat. Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Beat. 

Add dry ingredients. Mix. 

Add chocolate chips. Mix. 

To shape into hearts, take two small balls and form them into a...wait for it...heart shape. Then mash with a fork like you normally would with peanut butter cookies. 

Alternatively, you can always just roll these into a traditional ball. Then you can roll these in sugar, which gives these a delicious crunchy outer shell. 

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. (You can also bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.)

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