In college back in the day I drove a Chevy Corsica I had named Wayne because it had been a demo car in Las Vegas (Wayne for Wayne Newton, Mr. Vegas. Clever right? Or maybe not. Haha!) and I would roll around my college campus with the windows down and my cassette (Kids, just Google it if the word confuses you.) player blaring. Some of the songs I would play on my mix tapes were “Gangsta’s Paradise” (like any hardcore middle class girl) and the party anthems “1, 2, 3 Sumpin’ New” and “Fantastic Voyage” by Coolio. Well, we’re both a little older and wiser and are cooking a little less on the dance floor and a little more in the kitchen these days. I’ve rooted for Coolio on Rachel vs. Guy and Chopped All Stars on the Food Network. When I tweeted him @Coolio that I was pulling for him and loved his style of food (a creative soul food which is very similar to the southern comfort food I was raised on) he let me know he had a cookbook which I promptly ordered on Amazon. I thumbed through it and SO many things looked delicious but I just had to try these super easy peanut butter cookies first.
I tweaked the recipe just a little bit to personalize it. It’s a super simple recipe and came out delicious in no time.
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter Co White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter
- 1 Cup Imperial Sugar Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips
- ½ Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
- ½ Tablespoon Mexican Vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Using cookie scoop or tablespoon drop cookies onto greased cookie pan.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until a warm medium brown.
- Let cool and enjoy.
As you can see by the short ingredient and instruction list these are super easy peanut butter cookies, but make no mistake limited ingredients do not mean limited taste. Coolio created a delicious recipe and I had fun adding the White Chocolate taste with the White Chocolate flavored peanut butter and chips. And just for fun I put on “1, 2, 3 Sumpin’ New” while I was making them on an Ipod. Oh how times have changed! Come along on the fantastic kitchen voyage.
If you’d like to check out Coolio’s cookbook Cookin’ With Coolio and his delicious recipes here it is on Amazon. (I’m an Amazon affiliate and FYI the language is a little colorful.)
You can find more of my cookie recipes here.