Last night I had just loads and loads of nervous energy, so between when I got home and when my cadre of liberal intellectual elites came over to watch the election returns, I HAD TO BAKE! I hadn't planned on baking, so I improvised a little bit. The following recipe could reasonably be referred to as "An Impromptu Variation on the Peanut Butter Jar Cookie Recipe," or equally well as "PRO-Bama Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies," or "ad hoc liberal intellectual elitist poll-watching delight"
3/4 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Butter, softened (this is a variation from the jar recipe, which called for shortening. Don't use shortening, it's gross!)
1.25 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
3 tblspns milk
1.5 tblspns vanilla (always add extra vanilla! You will never regret it!)
1.75 cups flour (you could probably add even more than this if you are some kind of communist who doesn't like gooey cookies)
1 tsp salt (the recipe called for .75, but I could just TELL it would be better with a little more salt, and I'm pretty sure I was right)
3/4 tsp baking soda
1.5 ish cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I didn't really measure them... I just dropped them in until I got the chocolate chip density I required )
-- Lightly grease baking sheets. Cookie recipes that tell you not to grease your baking sheets are lies!
-- Combine peanut butter, butter, sugar, milk, & vanilla in large bowl
-- Mix until well blended
-- Add egg. Beat until well blended
-- Combine Flour, salt, and baking soda in small bowl
-- Add dry ingredients to peanut butter mixture and beat until just combined
-- Mix in chocolate chips
-- Arrange on baking sheet. Each cookie should be about a tablespoon of dough, and you can arrange them with about an inch between them (I did two inches last night just to be safe but I think an inch would be enough... they didn't spread out very much.)
-- Bake for ~8 minutes until just set and beginning to brown. Probably it will actually take 10 minutes, but I don't want to say 10 minutes and have you end up with burnt cookies.
-- They will be REALLY GOOEY when they come out, so don't worry that you haven't cooked them long enough: if they have started to brown they will attain a more solid consistency when they are cooled. If you bake them too long though, I think the sheer amount of fat in there will probably result as being kind of crunchy and gross
Testimonial from a member of the liberal intellectual elite: I don't think I want to take any home because I just ate 10. But if you bring them into the lab tomorrow, I will eat them then!
[Unfortunately I ate all the remnants so none made it into the lab.]