Happy Birthday, Dan, hope you like them! I'm sure they'll be great skiing this weekend with some hot chocolate... or beer :)
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
2 sticks (1/2 lb.) butter, room temperature
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a standing mixer, cream together butter and peanut butter.
Add sugar, beat until pale and combined, about 3 minutes.
Turn mixer to low, add eggs one at a time, mixing well.
Beat in vanilla extract, baking soda and salt.
Add flour, mix until just combined, add chocolate chips and mix for 10 seconds.
Refrigerate batter for an hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Scoop in heaping tablespoons onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 12-14 minutes, until golden brown.
Remove, place on a wire rack and cool.