Lying on a stretcher, waiting to go into surgery for her ruptured appendix, my youngest sister could only think about how hungry she was (and how she was worried she wouldn't wake up, like that person on Grey's Anatomy...). She hadn't eaten for two or three days, due to sickness and surgery preparation. I told her I'd bring her cookies as soon as she was allowed to eat and she requested "peanut butter cookies with chocolate drizzled on top". Feeling very sorry for my baby sister, I got right to work.
Peanut Butter Cookies (With a Chocolate Drizzle!)
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Beat the peanut butter and butter together. Add in the sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Then add in the egg, milk and vanilla, again beating until light and fluffy.
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients to form a light dough.
Drop 1 inch balls of dough onto cookie sheets and flatten with a fork or the bottom of a glass. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes and then transfer to racks to cool completely.
For the chocolate drizzle:
Melt about 1 cup of chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan, stirring until smooth. Put chocolate into a plastic sandwich baggie and cut a tiny corner off the bag. Drizzle onto cookies and let set. If you're feeling creative, draw cute shapes with the chocolate!