Wednesday, January 16, 2013

grandma's cookbook - Chocolate, Chocolate-Chip, Peanut Butter, Sour Cream Cookies!

Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies RecipeJosiah and I were going to make cookies yesterday, so I asked him what kind of cookies we should make. He said, "Chocolate, chocolate-chip!" So, we sat down with my computer to find a recipe. I found one and read the ingredients to him and he said, "That's not the one we want." I thought it could work, but read the next one to him. He said, "Yes! This is the one. It has cocoa and the other one didn't. We need cocoa to make chocolate, chocolate-chip cookies!" He was right! I didn't think he paid all that close attention to the ingredients, but apparently he did! So we made the recipe he chose, with just a couple "tweaks" which I'm sharing with you. The cookies turned out quite delightful - after all, they have cocoa, chocolate-chips, peanut butter and sour cream in them, so how could they be anything but delightful? :-)

I "cut" the white baking chips, "halved" the butter called for in the recipe and substituted peanut butter plus I substituted 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour for 3/4 cup of flour. I also added 1/3 cup of baby oatmeal cereal - these substitutions are an effort to make my cooking - even my baking of cookies - slightly "better" for you. Yes, they are still cookies and yes, they do have butter, sugar and sour cream in them, but the cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter, white whole wheat flour and baby oatmeal are all good for you - plus I reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup, so when it comes to cookies, since these substitutions only make the cookies taste better, I say, "why not?!!!" :-) Have fun making these with your grandchildren!

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup baby oatmeal
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate-chips
  1. Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars
  2. Add egg, sour cream and vanilla and mix until even more "creamy"
  3. Add flours, oatmeal, cocoa and remaining ingredients
  4. Drop by spoonful onto greased pans
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for about 9 minutes
  6. Allow to sit on pans for another minute then put on racks to cool
  7. Enjoy!

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