Friday, November 20, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Centers

POINTS® Value: 2

Servings: 30

Preparation Time: 12 min

Cooking Time: 11 min

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Who doesn't love the lip-smacking duo of peanut butter and chocolate? These cookies will fly off the serving plate when you bring them out for a crowd.

2 spray(s) cooking spray
1 cup(s) sugar, granulated
1/4 cup(s) butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup(s) chunky peanut butter
2 large egg(s)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup(s) whole-grain wheat flour
1 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray or cover with parchment paper.

Place sugar, butter and peanut butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; blend well with mixer.

Add salt, baking soda and flour to sugar mixture; beat until completely incorporated.

Drop batter by heaping teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheets and flatten with the back of a wooden spoon. Make sure to leave about 2 inches between each cookie. (Bake in several batches to prevent over-crowding if necessary.) Place a chocolate chip in center of each cookie.

Bake cookies until edges brown, about 10 to 11 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 1 or 2 minutes; remove cookies to a wire rack and cool completely. Yields 1 cookie per serving.

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