I love peanut butter, and I'm crazy for all the varieties of peanut butter that Peanut Butter & Co. makes.
One of them is White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter. It's a natural-style peanut butter blended with white chocolate, which under most other circumstances I find repulsive. No other food stuff calls itself "chocolate" and yet looks and tastes like Ivory soap. Yet, in the peanut butter, it melds beautifully, adding a strong sweetness while also acting as an emulsifier that holds the oil in the substance.
Today I bought a jar, and from it, I made these cookies. Enjoy.
White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter, minus 1 tablespoonPreheat oven to 350F.
1 tablespoon cannola oil (or other light oil)
3/4 cup White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter from Peanut Butter & Co.
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
Cream together butter, peanut butter, oil and white sugar. Next, cream in the brown sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Stir into batter in three batches.
Cover bowl, and put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Roll into 1-inch balls (use a mini ice cream scoop for consistency) and put on baking sheet with Silpat or parchment paper, about an inch apart. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the cookies begin to brown. Be careful not to over cook them, as it happens fast!