Oven temperature: 350F (remember to preheat)
Bake time: 10-12 minutes
1 1/4c all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Mix ingredients in medium sized bowl, set aside.
1/2 c (or 1 stick) softened/room temp unsalted butter
1c peanut butter (room temp, I used creamy)
3/4c white sugar
1/2c firmly packed, light brown sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
Cream together butter and peanut butter in a large bowl until fluffy. (I used an electric mixer, but you can do it by hand. Just make sure it's really fluffy).
Add the two sugars and mix thoroughly.
Add milk, egg and vanilla extract.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, being careful if you're using an electric mixer that it doesn't go everywhere. You can add in two or three increments if you'd like.
Mix until just combined! (you will do a bit more mixing)
Goodies: (you can put anything you like)
milk chocolate chips
pecans, crushed (~size of the m&ms and chips)
Add the goodies to the dough -- I suggest using a spatula so you don't crush the mini m&ms and you have control of how much you're mixing.
**I do not have measured amounts because I always eyeball this. Though you could try adding 1/2c of each and then add more accordingly. Since there were two chocolate components, be careful not to let it overpower everything else!
Now line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. You can either roll out by hand, but I used an ice cream scoop to measure out the dough. Place them about an inch or so apart.
These cookies will flatten out into nice, thick round shapes so you don't have to press them down! Leave them as a ball/ice cream scoop shape and it'll work out (well, it should).
Pop them in the oven and when you take them out, they may seem under cooked but they will keep cooking for a bit! After a minute, transfer them to a baking rack to cool further.
Notes: I usually reduce the sugar amount in everything I bake by just a little (a few teaspoons less). If you've tried my cookies and want that amount of sweetness, just take one or two teaspoons out of the sugar amount. I also don't pack my brown sugar when I measure.
Now to get back to my assignment...