Chocolate chip, sugar, and peanut butter – these delicious cookies are the holy trinity of the cookie world, each cookie saying something completely different. The chocolate chip is a comforting staple that conjures up memories of grandma in the kitchen, gently stirring in the package of chocolate chips.
A sugar cookie, on the other hand, is simple in flavor and ingredients. Buttery and sweet, it brings to mind magical nights around a Christmas tree, the family celebrating the joy of the season.
But the peanut butter cookie is one of grade school memories. Crisp fall days on the playground, the poof of chalk dust as the teacher brushes off her hands, the sound of carefree laughter, and sight of soft cookies piled high on a plate after a long day at school. The peanut butter cookie is childhood.
I recently baked my first batch of peanut butter cookies for my boyfriend who had just wrapped up his first round of tests in med school. I bought the biggest jar of crunchy peanut butter I could find and went to work. The kitchen was filled with the smell of peanut butter and chocolate, as my mixer whirled to life. I found it difficult to restrain myself from tasting the cookie batter before I got them on the pan.
The cookies were soft, gooey, and perfect. My boyfriend nearly ate the entire plate, followed by a half-gallon of milk. With a satisfied sigh he leaned back in his chair and smiled, “These cookies remind me of second grade and little Mattie Deuker. She always brought peanut butter cookies on snack day.”
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