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.