Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Saturday, 18th September 2010

I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to recover from a terrible cold and I was looking forward to a little “me” time last night.  Both kids had plans for the evening and I was all set to pour myself a cup of tea, wrap myself in a warm blanket and dive into a new book (Anthony Bourdain’s Medium Raw) I’ve been anxious to read. Unfortunately I completely forgot (it’s been a crazy week) that my daughter, Liana, was off to the Nickelback Concert today in Detroit.  I promised I would make a treat for her and her friends to enjoy on the ride.

A photo of chocolate-piped peanut butter cookies placed on a white rectangular dish.

My plans for a quiet and relaxing evening seemed to be slipping away until Liana said “Mom could you make homemade peanut butter cookies?”  Can I make peanut butter cookies?  You bet!  Martha Stewart has a quick and easy peanut butter cookie recipe and in no time at all I could get back to my “me” time.

A photo of chocolate-piped peanut butter cookies cooling on a wire rack.

One thing to keep in mind when baking these cookies, they spread.  Make sure to leave at least 1 1/2-inches between them.  To keep them from spreading too much I also refrigerate the dough in between baking the batches.

A photo of a glass of milk and chocolate-piped peanut butter cookies.

The cookies are thin and crispy with a delicate peanut butter flavour.  If you’d like a stronger peanut flavour you can add 1/2 cup of salted peanuts to the batter but omit the salt.  The peanuts will also give the cookies an extra crunch.  I embellished half of the batch by piping melted milk chocolate (I couldn’t resist, chocolate and peanut butter is the best!) into the fork indentations.  You could also sandwich a few with jelly.

A photo of peanut butter cookies on a glass cake stand with a pink ribbon.

I never did get my cup of tea!  But, I did get, a tall cold glass of milk and a couple of delicious peanut butter cookies, in the end, the interruption was worth it!

A photo of 3 sets of 3 peanut butter cookies tied with pink and brown ribbon.

A photo of a row of chocolate-piped peanut butter cookies on a white rectangular dish.

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Comments (11)

11 Responses to “Chocolate-Piped Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. Lauren at KeepItSweet Says:

    love the ribbon wrapped around the cookies!

  2. Grace Says:

    Thank you Lauren

  3. SugarCooking Says:

    LOVE the picture with the red background. The little milk jug and straw are so cute!

  4. Pam @ Cooking World Says:

    Looks great! Sorry you did not get to rest much, these cookies look lovely!

  5. Trisha Says:

    I love your blog … and i’ll be sure to come back frequently.

  6. Grace Says:

    Thank you Trisha!

  7. Marly Says:

    That is disappointing when you’ve looked forward to some downtime and feel it slipping away. But looks like you found the perfect (and tasty) compromise – baking cookies for your daughter and time to snuggle in with a good book. You can do it all!

  8. Amanda Says:

    I just made these with my 2 year old son. We had a blast making them and they are delicious!

  9. Grace Says:

    Glad you enjoyed them Amanda!

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