When I looked at the recipe (chosen by Stefany of Proceed with Caution), I thought it looked familiar. I couldn't remember if I had made them previously. I hoped that I hadn't, because these sounded really good, and I wanted them to be memorable.
Turns out I had made them before. I tend to write in my cookbooks. Hey, they're my books. This one was "just ok" according to my notes. I played around a little more this time. Or at least I meant to. I cut the recipe in half. That usually messes with me a little. According to some of the other TWDers, there was too much cinnamon. I meant to cut it in half. However, that would have meant half of the half I had already cut, and I didn't do it. I substituted dark chocolate m & ms for the chips. (On a side note: I really like dark chocolate m & ms. They are really good. Really good right out of the freezer, too)
The cookies are good, but they aren't great. If they are called "peanut butter cookies", I expect more peanut butter taste. I don't know that I'll make these again to play around, but perhaps some peanut butter chips might improve things. And definitely less cinnamon. It's the predominant flavor.
I do have two "versions" because I used two techniques. For some of the batch, I rolled the dough into balls. For the rest of the batch, I dropped. No difference. The rolled ones are neater. I just got lazy.
Up next week: Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops chosen by Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart. I have been ANXIOUSLY awaiting this recipe. The Whoppers have been on the counter for a couple of weeks. My children look daily to see if the container has been opened. I even went and ordered malted milk powder from King Arthur Flour just to make these cookies. That's quite a build up. Stay tuned!