Seriously, I have no idea what I was doing or how it happened, but I found myself with that "oops, it is 5:30 p.m. on Saturday night and I have no idea what Game Night treat will be" feeling. Fortunately, when I'd made these cookies, I'd wondered about combining the peanut butter chips the recipe called for the with these Simple Chocolate Drop cookies, so that is what I did. I think they definitely turned out better than the original Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip recipe, but you should try it yourself and let me know.
Simple Chocolate Drop Cookies
(with chocolate and peanut butter chips)
1/2 cup butter - softened
1/2 cup brown sugar - packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla (okay, I never measure, I just pour)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup Special Dark cocoa powder (I used regular Hershey's Cocoa)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter chips (I always double or triple this recipe, so I'm guessing on the chip measurements...just a couple of handfuls of each.)
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream the butter and sugar together at medium speed until fluffy (roughly two minutes). Add egg and vanilla and stir until just combined.
In separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Add to batter mixture and mix gently until just combined. Fold in chocolate and peanut butter chips.
Spoon by rounded tablespoon (I used my Pampered Chef scoop) onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-11 minutes.
I know it is probably obvious to others, but make little changes (that actually work) to recipes makes me feel so excited. I guess it is just like anything else, the more cooking you do, the more comfortable you feel making modifications on your own.