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Lemonade LA & Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Cookies

A couple of weekends ago, we went down to the Los Angeles LDS Temple for Stake Temple Day. It is so peaceful there. IMG 4543

We love going back to where we were married :) A big thank you to my in-laws for watching our girls for the day so that we could do a session together!

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I was sent the Lemonade cookbook to check out (isn’t it pretty?):
In reading it, I found that there are multiple Lemonade locations in the Los Angeles area. We decided to try one out after the temple and headed to the Brentwood location.

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Matt loved his Braised Short Rib Sandwich, and we all loved the Arugula Strawberry Salad and Red Quinoa Salad with Apples. Matt’s brother said the Ahi Tuna was the best thing he’s ever eaten and my sister-in-law raved about the Brussels Sprouts. The recipe is in the cookbook and I can’t wait to make them!

My uncle and I both got the Blood Orange Lemonade and it was sooooo good! I just asked the girl which one was the sweetest & she was right on.Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies  - karainthekitchen.com

I decided to make the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies on Sunday and they were awesome! We munched on them while watching the Oscars :) They have a crispy, sugary bite around the edges and are chewy on the inside.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies  - karainthekitchen.com

Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Cookies
 
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I doubled this, because when is one dozen cookies ever enough? :)
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, loosely packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease two baking sheets, or line with silpat or parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Put the butter and sugars in the bowl of a standing electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or use a hand-held electric beater. Beat on medium speed until light a fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the peanut butter, beating well to incorporate. Add the egg and continue to beat until well combined.
  3. Turn the mixer to low speed and slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter and sugar mixture in 2 additions, beating just to combine. Do not overmix or the cookie dough can become tough. Turn the mixer off and fold in the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula, until evenly distributed.
  4. Using a small scoop, put the dough on prepared pans about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the cookies are just set on the edges but still fairly soft in the middle. Cool on the pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  • Gracekelle at leangirlsclub March 8, 2014, 2:44 PM

    Yummmmm! Can’t make to make these…I’m not a big baker but these I have to try!

    • Kara March 8, 2014, 3:13 PM

      Let me know how you like them!

  • Chadley March 8, 2014, 3:29 PM

    Rob and I were going to take Allie and Michael to Lemonade that same day…but my cough/cold prevented the temple trip! How fun it would have been to run into your crew! #smallworld

    • Kara March 8, 2014, 3:54 PM

      Aww I’m bummed we missed you guys, it would’ve been so fun to see you there! Hope you’re over the cold.

  • Pamela March 13, 2014, 2:31 PM

    I always wonder if I’ve been in a session with the same person whenever i see another blogger writing about their visit to the LA temple! :) We just had our stake temple day a few weeks ago! What stake are you in?? (this world can be too small sometimes!) ;) Also..those cookies look delicious and I have never been to Lemonade but am going to have to go now!

    • Kara March 13, 2014, 10:48 PM

      That is so funny Pamela! I am in the Santa Maria Stake, what about you? I wondered too when I followed you on Instagram and saw that you were LDS as well! We will have to meet up the next time I am down there! We can go to Lemonade!! :)

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