I need a cookie. Mainly because these are pretty much the most fantastic cookies on the planet. But also because there’s something seriously wrong with me.
Right now it’s 5:48am. Why am I up at this awful hour? A few minutes ago I woke up for no reason, thought my hair that was in front of my eyes was a spider, and then proceeded to whack myself in the head repeatedly to get it off. Now I’m wide awake. Also, last night when I was making these cookies I forgot to add an entire stick of butter. AND the other night when I was at the childcare place I volunteer at, one of the other volunteers asked me if I thought one of the kids was having an allergic reaction. My first thought was, oh no. A human being is trying to communicate with me. Wait, this doesn’t happen a lot! NOOO! What should I do?! Be cool be cool be cool… So in my true awkward fashion I said something like, “Nah, he always looks sick ever since the first day he got here he hasn’t done looked right and he’s not having an allergic reaction at least I don’t think I mean, I’m no doctor but I think since the first day he got here he’s looked really sick so he’s fine so what do you think…?” I didn’t stop talking for a good 30 seconds and seriously said “hasn’t done looked right.” What does that even mean? Exactly. I can see why people love me so much.
So when you’re having a less-than-good day/week/life, it’s nice to open your kitchen cabinet and find this:
I mean, what’s greater than finding peanut butter chips in your kitchen? Well, maybe finding Joseph Gordon-Levitt in your kitchen… But, even for me, that borderlines on creepy. Emphasis on borderlines. That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t object to it. Just saying.
These cookies also help ease the pain of knowing you’re going to be missing Downton Abbey next Sunday night because of the Superbowl. Let’s play a game called Things Teenage Girls Don’t Care About. I’ll go first. The Superbowl, The Superbowl, and The Superbowl. Ok, I can’t think of anything else. It’s still 5am, people. Luckily I’m going to a Superbowl party at my friend’s house and she’s pretty cool, so I won’t be too sad. I hope? I guess I could also throw in I don’t care about the Liverpool football team. Apparently they beat Manchester United the other day 2-1 and I should hate them for it. And I know this via Damian McGinty’s twitter. Even though technically someone I know likes Liverpool and I might have at least one thing to talk to them about if I liked the team too, Damian told me to like Man United. And Damian speaks the truth. Pretty much.
My head still really hurts. Yeah, I’m so cool.
Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Adapted from Allrecipes, but I made it more awesome by adding chocolate chips. Yum.
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. 1 cup of butter = 2 sticks. Don’t forget it. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt, and stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. Drop cookies by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Flatten slightly.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until set. Cool on wire racks. Or eat them straight off the cookie sheets. Not that I did that…*ehem*