Friday, October 7, 2011

Cinnamon Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie: CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE

Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's that time of the month (NO, not that time)! It's CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE time of the month, and this month we are featuring Chocolate Chip Cookies. I would say everyone has probably had a Chocolate Chip Cookie at some point in their life. If not, you are missing out. Wondering what the CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE is? Want to join the CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE? If so, we'd love to have you. Just click on the name above or the tab and fill out the form. You will then be sent an email with all the details. Only participants of the CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE will be able to have their Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes linked-up, so please come join us for next month. We will be on the hunt for the ULTIMATE Mashed Potato Recipe.


Now let's get onto the blog I found in Blog-Land.....for my chocolate chip cookie recipe!

Bake or Break what a fun name for a blog. I have no idea when I came across this blog, but every time I look through it, I find something I want to make. I just discovered the COOLEST thing on her blog called RANDOM, I can't attach a link but click on over to her home page and click RANDOM. I really gotta get one of these tabs. And she lives in New York, my all-time favorite place in the world (and so fitting that I just returned from vacationing there last month, YEA ME), so now I have been there three times and my daughters claim they will be moving there after college. Bitter Sweet, but I still do LOVE IT!!!

G'ma Sandy (my mom), Ashlyn, Mom (me) and Kayley
My twin daughters who turned 18 years old in New York City!
When I announced that the CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE this month would be Chocolate Chips Cookies, I had no idea what recipe I would make. I really do play along with you guys, I do not have my recipes already picked out. And because I have already found our FAVORITE Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, and my husband only likes ONE Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (his mama's recipe, which is taken from the back of the Crisco box) and so, I went to my trusty file to see what I could find. There it was just sitting in there waiting to be baked: Chunky Peanut, Chocolate and Cinnamon Cookies which I have renamed Cinnamon Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. WOW, that's a mouth full!

This cookie is unlike the usual Chocolate Chip Cookie, you can taste the Peanut Butter and the cinnamon in every-bite. There is no-doughy flavor that you get from a regular chocolate chip cookie. NOT, that I don't like that, this is just VERY different, but so different and yet so delicious all at the same time. I bet if you didn't know the "name" of the cookie, you would be wondering, "What is in this Cookie?".

I would like you to VOTE FOR MY Chocolate Chip Cookie
Cinnamon Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie (#1 on the list)
go head and CLICK LIKE, won't you please (and yes, I thank you very much)

Cinnamon Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie
originally found on Bake or Break

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (I used chunky, becuz that's what we have)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 & 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup roasted, salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.

Beat butter and peanut butter using an electric mixer on medium speed. Mix about 2 minutes, or until combined. Add sugars and mix another 2 minutes. Add eggs and mix. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips, peanuts, and vanilla. Refrigerate dough about 15 minutes or until slightly firm.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls or use and ice cream scoop and place 2-3 inches apart on lined baking sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly. Bake 11-13 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire racks

Now, go ahead and CLICK LIKE .... what is your

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  1. OK, I am totally don't know how to vote and I can't find a linky to use.....??
    It says "click VOTE" but nothing happens there...

  2. Your chocolate cookies look amazing, Tina! Can I vote for more than just one? Thanks so much for hosting, this was so much fun to do!

  3. Oh yum! Totally different! And they sound super yummy!!! Thanks for hosting!!!

  4. Thanks for hosting this fun event!! These cookies look and sound fabulous! I love the cinnamon, chocolate, peanut butter combo...what fun!!

    My husband's favorite recipe is his Mom's too (also taken from the back of the Crisco container)...but I just can't make them turn out like his Mom's. ;) Luckily your challenge inspired me to find a close 2nd (or maybe even 1st). :)

  5. Cinnamon plus peanut butter all in a delicious chocolate chip cookie sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe and hosting this fun challenge!

  6. mmmm these look really good!!! Great cookies Tina! Thanks for hosting this!

  7. Great roundup! I love peanut butter cookies and I bet the cinnamon and choc chips really amp the flavor! Sorry I couldn't participate this month, I'll be back next month for sure though :)

  8. Love the flavour Tina .....thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful group.....Cookies look yummy.......hopping off to see the others too:-)

  9. Thanks for hosting! I have the Reeses stuffed cookies which I would have never made if it weren't for this challenge! Your cookies look delicious :)

  10. Thanks for hosting! These cookies look fabulous!


  11. Tina, your cookies look so delicious! As does everyone else's! I linked up the Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies :)

  12. Chocolate and peanut butter? I am so there. lol Sounds like a yummy cookie Tina. As far as a regular chocolate chip cookie though, my family has a favorite in the new recipe I tried. Awesomely Puffy Chocolate Chip Cookies are amazing. Thanks for hosting such a fun cooking challenge! :)

  13. Wow, I never would have thought to put cinnamon together with chocolate and peanut butter. I love all three flavors, though, so I'll have to try these.

  14. Peanut butter, chocolate and cinnamon! I wish I had some of these right now!! Yum!

  15. Very interesting recipe! I have never heard of that combo before...I like them all individually so I can only assume that together would be great too! Again thanks for hosting...hope you have a great time camping too!

  16. These all look pretty drool worthy. I'd like to plead with you to host a rice pudding challenge. I can't find a single recipe for creamy, delicious rice pudding and I've dumped many a try over the bank.

  17. Cinnamon & peanut butter with chocolate, what a great combo! Thanks for hosting, this is fun.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my entry, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  18. Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.

  19. I bet the Cinnamon would add wonderful flavor, love that stuff! Thanks for hosting a fun (and yummy) party!!! Come check out my entry, #34, Hot Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  20. What a fun party Tina! Thanks for all your hard work. I tried to leave you a comment on Friday & couldn't. Glad to see it's working today. I managed to get all 73 recipes pinned. I see that now there are 6 more. I'll get those pinned as well.

  21. My husband would LOVE these b/c of chocolate chips and peanut butter!

  22. Ha, that is a LOT happening in one cookie. And each component is more delicious than the last! Wow. I am pretty sure I would overdose on flavor if I ate this cookie but in a totally blissed out sense of the word. Jeeze, amazingness. Amazing Amazing Amazing Amazingess.

    Sorry I haven't commented in so long! I have kind of fallen off the blogosphere this summer but, I still have been following and still love your recipes and will be a more devoted follower starting now!

    Thanks for always posting such awesome pieces :)


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