Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sweet Melissa Sundays: Chewy Peanut Butter (and Chocolate Chip) Cookies


My mom has been a Tim Hortons addict for years. For my non-Canadian readers, and for my US readers who don't have one in their community yet, Tim Hortons is a moderately priced chain of coffee shops that is almost obscenely popular in Canada. In the past, my mom almost couldn't function in the morning without it. She's slowly weaned herself off of the stuff, but in years past, even if she was running late for work, she would stop to buy herself a large Tim's coffee. Based on the drive-thru line-up at Tim Hortons in the morning, I think it's a common affliction among Canadians.

Although I'm not one to enjoy Tim Hortons coffee very much, their cookies have always been my weakness. You can get half a dozen for just a few bucks, and if you're lucky enough to get a batch that's fresh out of the oven, it feels like winning the dessert lottery - warm, chewy, and often with chocolate oozing out. I'd probably sell my soul for their peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies. Luckily, now I don't have to.

I guess I could argue that this week's pick for Sweet Melissa Sundays, Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies, has saved my soul. Not bad for a cookie that takes just a few minutes to throw together.

This recipe involves the usual suspects - butter, sugar, peanut butter, an egg, flour, and vanilla (and in my case, chocolate too) - so I can't explain why these cookies are almost other-worldly in their deliciousness. But they are. If you take care not to overbake them, they're chewy even days later.

We could not stop eating them. My boyfriend ate about 10 in one 24-hour period. So while these cookies are soul-saving, they might be a little dangerous. They will definitely erode your willpower.

But at least, if you're a Tim Hortons cookie addict like me, they might save you a few bucks. A big thank you goes out to
Stephanie of Ice Cream Before Dinner, who was kind enough to choose this fantastic recipe.

13 comments:

Cristine August 2, 2009 at 8:57:00 AM EDT  

I loved these, too! I used chocolate chunks and it put them over the top!

Katiecakes August 2, 2009 at 1:00:00 PM EDT  

I really wish I included chocolate chips in mine, they would have been utterly perfect if I did!

Katie xox

Flourchild August 2, 2009 at 1:06:00 PM EDT  

Ya my will power was pretty much shot when I took my first bite of these tasty cookies! Im glad you like them too! Your cookies look so good and your boyfriend is a smart man!

Tracey August 2, 2009 at 3:57:00 PM EDT  

So funny - my mom was addicted to Tim Horton's iced coffee for the longest time! Your cookies look terrific! I contemplated using chocolate chips in mine too but got lazy and skipped them at the last minute. These cookies are dangerous - I've already eaten way too many :)

Tonya @ What's On My Plate August 2, 2009 at 4:58:00 PM EDT  

The Timmy's comparison sealed the deal. These sound amazing!

k.a.r.e.n August 2, 2009 at 8:33:00 PM EDT  

Your cookies look great -- PB & Chocolate! My hubs wanted me to drizzle chocolate on top -- next time im going to add in chips.

margot August 2, 2009 at 9:54:00 PM EDT  

Ooh, chocolate chips were a great idea, they look wonderful! I've never heard of Tim Horton's, but I love coffee, so if I'm ever in Canada I'll stop in!

Lauren August 3, 2009 at 4:21:00 AM EDT  

i love the chocolate chips! great job :)

pinkstripes August 3, 2009 at 7:01:00 PM EDT  

I was tempted to add choc chips. I'm glad you did. They look and sound awesome.

Fit Chick August 3, 2009 at 7:33:00 PM EDT  

Nice addition with the chips, will have to try that next time. I sent all mine with DH to work this morning, had to get them out of the house.

matty August 4, 2009 at 3:13:00 PM EDT  

I had about 15 of these cookies in 2 days. I would say they are pretty tasty.

Joy August 6, 2009 at 3:47:00 PM EDT  

Great job on your cookies, Kait- they look absolutely delicious, and I'm so glad you found a homemade equivalent to your favorite coffee shop cookie! My family enjoyed this week's pick, too, and this coming Sunday, we'll be filling up the cookie jar again with Snickerdoodles! Can't wait to see how they stack up :)

Congratulations on your SMS giveaway win. I was another one of the lucky winners and I don't know which labels to pick- there are a bunch of adorable designs! Did you make your selection yet? Maybe it'll help sway me in the right direction!

Hope to hear from you soon!

-Joy
http://hotovenwarmheart.wordpress.com/

Kaitlin August 6, 2009 at 5:49:00 PM EDT  

Joy, thank you! I actually had no idea I had won until your comment. So now I'm very excited. Congrats on your win as well! It looks like it's going to be a tough pick. Right now I'm leaning towards this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28644615

But I think I'll have to mull it over.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the Snickerdoodles this week. I'm making mine tonight.

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