Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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What kind of cookies are the best? That’s easy, the Crystal kind! When you’re cooking with Crystal, you can feel good about the recipes coming out of your kitchen – these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are no different. Whip up a batch tonight, and feel good about what’s coming out of your oven.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 14 to 15 minutes
Yield: 28 cookies

Ingredients

  • 45 ml / 3 tbsp milk
  • 6 g / 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 125 g / 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 63 g / 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 5 g / 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 g / 1/2 tsp salt
  • 114 g / 1/2 cup Crystal margarine
  • 128 g / 1/2 cup peanut butter, room temperature
  • 145 g / 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 66 g / 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 ml / 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 170 g / 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir ground flax into the milk. Set aside.
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  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the Crystal margarine and peanut butter until smooth.
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  7. Add both the light brown and granulated sugar and beat until pale and fluffy; 4 to 5 minutes.
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  9. Beat in the ground flax mixture and vanilla.
  10. Reduce speed to low and mix in the dry ingredients, until no streaks of flour are visible.
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  12. Stir in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon or spatula.
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  14. Scoop dough into balls about 1 1/2 inches (4 centimetres) in diameter, placing them 2 inches (2.5 centimetres) apart, on the prepared baking sheets.
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  16. Flatten cookies slightly, with a fork, to create a crisscross pattern.
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  18. Chill cookies in refrigerator; 20 minutes.
  19. Place cookies in oven and bake until golden around the edges; 14 to 15 minutes. Make sure to rotate the sheets halfway through baking.
  20. Cool cookies on the trays; 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Chef’s Note

  • To freeze the unbaked cookies, scoop the onto a baking sheet and crisscross them with a fork. Freeze, then place the frozen cookies in a plastic freezer bag for up to 1 month. Remove as many as desired and bake, adding 2 minutes to the cooking time.
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