This recipe comes from my darling sister Megan. She makes excellent high altitude peanut butter cookies, which I recently found out can be made into an even more excellent (yes it is possible) chocolate version!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
from Megan Swinford
1 1/4 c flour
1/4 c cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c peanut butter
1/2 c (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c gran. sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 ENTIRE package (normal sized) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Bake at 400 for around 7 minutes, depending on your oven.
Tips Megan has found helpful:
In the wet/sugar ingredients, add everything but the egg and peanut butter and blend that well first, then add the egg and beat it in, then add the peanut butter before creaming that in as well. Then add the flour mixture.
Cover the bowl of dough and stick in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes before baking so that the cookies will be nice and chewy-soft.
Don't over bake!
FOR REGULAR/NON-CHOCOLATE VERSION:
Replace ¼ cup of cocoa with another 1/4 cup of flour and omit chocolate chips.