Tuesday, March 17, 2009

White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter cookies

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 tablespoon
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 egg
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
Preheat oven to 350F.

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!


Grant Shonkwiler said...

That place is awesome, me and my sister go there sometimes when I visit her.

hreeves said...

I went there the other day and got chicken salad. hahah I felt so weird.

Darius Kazemi said...

I am more of a Maranatha person myself. Not a big fan of PB+Co.

Kayleigh said...

I know what you mean. White chocolate IS NOT CHOCOLATE!

Anonymous said...

yummo... best PB ever!

Marie said...

This Peanut Butter is the BEST stuff ever. Well next to the P.B. Loco brand though I find P.B. Loco may have attributed to bowel issues ( putting it politely lol ). It was tasty though. I just ordered a jar of Peanut Butter & Co as a matter of fact. ;)

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