Peanut Butter chocolate chip cookies – a smile in every bite.

“Pull up a chair and grab a plate! Everyone’s welcome at 10 Garden Street.” Felicita Sala

Hi there,

Recently it was my granddaughter’s birthday. One of the presents we gave her is an endearing book called “What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street” by Felicita Sala.

If you have a young child in your life, run (do not walk) out and buy this beautiful book. It is the story of the residents of an apartment building. Every page contains someone of a different ethnic background preparing a dish, accompanied by the recipe. The recipes can easily be prepared by a child with supervision. The book’s last page is a table with everyone from the apartment building seated and sharing their food.

Now my Maya is a tiny little thing with a huge sweet tooth. So it came as no surprise she wanted to make cookies. So we talked about the meaning of the book as we creamed butter with peanut butter and had a wonderful afternoon of bonding.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • !/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of flower
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Beat together the butter, peanut butter, and vanilla until fluffy
  2. Beat in the egg
  3. Add sugar, flour, salt and baking soda
  4. Add the chocolate chips
  5. Mix the dough on a lightly floured surface and form into a log shape
  6. Wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  8. cut the log into 1/2 inch rounds
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden but still soft

I hope you find a child to share this book.

Talk soon, ❤️💕 Bernadette

20 comments

  1. these sound superb. i love PB and chocolate together. I had a gentle chuckle at your use of ‘flower’. Sounds very lyrical. i guess that is ‘plain’ flower? 🙂 If you are American, that would be all purpose i am thinking? We just say ‘plain’ here in australia.
    cheers
    sherry

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  2. This is such a sweet post in many ways, and I have been meaning to tell you my experience with these cookies! First, I nearly smashed my screen reaching in for one because this combination of peanut butter and chocolate had my name all over it and your plate of cookies looked so perfect. Second, I tried to climb INTO my screen to give Maya a squeeze…she is just so darned adorable! Bernadette, you are giving her such a gift by spending precious time in the kitchen. She will never, ever forget it, just as I have those memories with my own Gram. Finally, I made the cookies! But I was in such a hurry to taste them that I broke all the rules and measured by sight, and for sure, I got it wrong because they didn’t look at all like yours. But I will try again when I am less distracted. I love that they don’t have a ton of sugar and it is a small batch so we don’t eat the whole plate in one sitting. Next time, I promise I will measure! 🙂

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