There are chocolate chips in these peanut butter cookies. So I suppose I should call them Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. There are SEO reasons to call them this too. However, these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies also have whole roasted (and salted) peanuts in them. Giving them that sweet and salty allure. The crunchy peanuts work nicely with the soft and chewy nature of these cookies, so I feel like the peanuts deserve to be a bit prominent in the naming. I also considered calling them Peanut Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies– but that just looks like a typo.
So let’s skip the whole subject and talk about sweets instead. I resisted sweets for years on this blog. But the older I’ve gotten, the more mellow I’ve become. You might even say sweet and mellow. I’ve come to believe that it just wouldn’t be a proper food blog without a little sugar sprinkled on top (every now and again).
Cookies are a particularly appropriate way to indulge ourselves on a blog. That’s because the act of baking signifies nurturing. So I often gravitate towards something warm and familiar when bringing dessert to this blog. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are a nostalgic example of what I’m talking about. They’re a childhood favorite for many of us so there’s no need to aggressively reinvent these homey classics. Still, it’s fun to explore new ways to make these cookies unique to Sippity Sup.
Peanut Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
That’s where the salty crunch of whole roasted peanuts comes in. Most recipes I’ve seen attain their peanutty perfection with lots of peanut butter. These versions are certainly delicious. It’s how my mom made them too. But I’ve cut back on the peanut butter and tried to keep the nutty allure in place by using whole peanuts. The end result is not too sweet and not overwhelmingly peanut buttery. Making them a bit more sophisticated than those familiar childhood favorites, but every bit as peanutty. GREG