Thursday, May 14, 2015

Valeries cookies (aka peanut butter cookies)

I recently made these for a friend using a recipe she gave me which lead to the funniest voice message I have received. I also not knowing how to use my voice mail deleted it...long story short "my" version of her cookies killed her she thought they were much better than hers even though I only made slight adjustments to her recipe. Everybody requests them and they will always be known in our house as Valerie's cookies. If you like peanut butter cookies but find most on the dry side try these, they are moist, chewy and will be gone within a day.

What you will need:
1 large egg
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (she used organic I used Kraft peanut butter)
1/2 cup softened margarine (she used butter)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/4 cup flour (halving it with whole wheat tastes great too)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
dark chocolate chips (amount to your liking, I added these in not in original recipe)

How to make:
Measure out the butter and peanut butter and microwave for 30 seconds to soften it up, add more time if you like your ingredients softer to mix. Add in egg and both sugars mixing with a spoon (no electric mixer needed here!) Add in vanilla, baking soda and salt mixing well. Now add in flour in small batches until dough forms. Add in chocolate chips if you please.
Using a cookie scoop or 1 tbsp measure spoon and scoop out dough and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet spaced apart the cookies do spread.
* dusting the cookie scoop with flour between cookies helps them not stick.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 9 minutes, cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute and transfer to cooling rack. 


If you happen to live in Winnipeg and want to visit my friend Valerie she owns and works at Casa Burrito and makes the best fish tacos in the city, imo!


  1. those look delicious! I'll have to try them :)

  2. Seriously yummy!!! Chocolate + peanut butter has to be one of the best and most addictively delicious flavour combinations of all time. I could eat the two together every day for the rest of time and never tire of it. :)

    Have an awesome Victoria Day long weekend, my lovely friend!
    ♥ Jessica

  3. Daphne, it is certainly of the greatest a compliments I've ever received that you like this recipe. You make the most spectacular tasting (and looking) items, and I'm so happy that you like these - although your adjustments definitely "killed" my recipe haha. Keep up the grass work and blogging, Daph! Love, Val

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words Val;)

  4. these look so yummy!

    daphne, for some reason, your posts from the past week are only showing up now on my bloglovin feed. totally missed out on your other posts, but will try to track back! :D