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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies with a bit of Peanut Butter

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This cookie recipe is dedicated to my second oldest son, Yusuf,  who is now grown and married, working as an Engineer, and a fantastic cook. Arabic school starts early and so the kids got up each morning at around 5:30. a.m. I made eggs, cream cheese sandwiches, bought cereal, but the kids could not eat that early. One morning I made cookies and that worked out well. While cookies might not sound like the best breakfast, at least a glass of milk and a cookie was a start. Yusuf liked this and wanted them every morning. I decided to make huge batches, divide the dough into baggies and freeze them. So, each morning I just popped a bag out and made him cookies. This went on until he went off to college! This is the recipe and it has worked well for me! I like the combination of butter and shortening. This makes the cookies soft but firm.

Now that he is grown and makes his own cookies, I have a new fan, my mother! My mother has always loved chocolate! So, when we moved back to the States I started making cookie dough for her. The difference is that she loves walnuts and chocolate. So, the kids laugh and say that Grama has some cookie dough with her nuts and chocolate chips. I make my huge batch, bag it up and off it goes to Grama’s freezer.

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 cup butter softened

3/4 cup shortening

1/8 cup peanut butter

3 eggs

4 1/2 cups level flour

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. soda

1 package semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions

Mix together sugars, butter and shortening. Mix well until fluffy, add eggs, continue mixing. Add peanut butter, mix well. Add salt and soda. Mix very well. Add the flour and finish mixing.

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Using a spoon mix in chocolate chips. I always do a test cookie, or several for my large family haha! So test a couple and see if you need an extra spoon of  flour.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place dough by spoonfuls onto baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until done

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Yusuf                                Yusuf and Grama (lynz mom)

 

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. I love chocolate chip cookies, and will be trying yours for sure :-). I love the idea of freezing the dough.

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    October 29, 2015
  2. Your son and the cookie recipe are wonderful “smile makers,” friend. ❤
    Lynn, if you want to guide people to the London, England bloggers awards, check out D.G. Kaye's blog post. You have to then go to a link and you will see "Carol" (Baldwyer) and DG, along with Ritu, Aquileana and YOU to vote for. DG asked her readers to go there and Vote! I saw your name and voted for you, also a few others I think you follow or comment on. Much love and Be Proud and mention yourself, dear Lynn. xoxo
    PS, I also "unsubscribed" after I voted since I prefer to follow people who send personal comments and this seemed to be a newsletter.

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    May 22, 2016
  3. Simple and delicious cookies, and a very handsome son you have there!

    Liked by 1 person

    March 5, 2017

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