Peanut Butter Cookies

Simple and delicious - Nothing comforts like homemade Peanut Butter Cookies. from #dietersdownfall.com Peanut Butter Pudding Pie with Brownies – Day one – Peanut Butter Cookies

There’s quite an event coming up on Friday! It’s March 14. To some it’s just another date in the calendar, but to others it’s 3-14 or 3.14 or Pi Day! Yahoo!! So, to celebrate, I’ve made three recipes for my amazing Peanut Butter and Brownie Pie.

Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Brownies and then Peanut Butter Pudding makes an amazing Peanut Butter Pi. from #dietersdownfall.com I believe I’ve stated many times before that my husband LOVES peanut butter treats.  So, when I told him my idea for a pie, he was completely thrown for a loop when I told him that I was going to make peanut butter cookies and then crumble them up.

Why crumble up perfectly good cookies? You must eat the cookies. They were baked to be eaten and enjoyed!

Just like mom used to make! Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies. from #dietersdownfall.com Well, have no fear. We are going to only take 10 or so away from the 3 dozen cookies baked to make a pie crust. It’ll be good – I promise.

In the meantime, to make up for the loss of cookies, I’ve made these extra-extra special for you!

Decadent Peanut Butter Cookies covered with peanut butter then dipped into chocolate. from #dietersdownfall.com See? Doesn’t that just look wonderful?

I thought you would like that! Now, enjoy your cookies and milk. I know that I did!

Peanut Butter Cookies slathered in creamy peanut butter then dipped in chocolate. Perfect! from #dietersdownfall.com This recipe is from Baking Illustrated (my new favorite cookbook). Stated in the book is their tests and comments to make the best cookies. Their tips include using commercially processed peanut butter and not all natural peanut butter. The natural oils causes the cookies to become sandy. You can use chunky peanut butter and add the peanut chunks to batter for a totally peanutty flavor!

Peanut Butter Cookies

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Serves: 3 dozen

Not much beats the comfort of home baked Peanut Butter Cookies.
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (7 oz)
  • 1 cup sugar (7 oz)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dry roasted salted peanuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  2. Chop the peanuts in a food processor until they are crumbled into little chunks.
  3. Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Beat the butter in a mixer until light and smooth. Add in the sugars and blend for 3 minutes until smooth. Add in the peanut butter and blend until fully blended. Add in the eggs and vanilla and then add in the flour mixture and finally the peanut crumbles.
  5. Measure out two tablespoon sized dough balls and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silicon mat. Using a fork, make the crisscross pattern and bake for 10 - 12 minutes. The edges should start to turn brown, but remove them from the oven before the tops turn.
  6. Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to cooling rack.
  7. Once the cookies are cool, you can spread on some peanut butter and then dip them into chocolate for an extra special treat! I highly recommend it.

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Comments

  1. huntfortheverybest says:

    they look delish!

  2. This looks so good! Oh, my…I’m in trouble! Pinned!

  3. Why didn’t I think of that?! I have been making pb cookies forever but never thought to dip them in pb and chocolate! Yum! Pinned!

  4. Oh my word! I love these cookies! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  5. Great recipe but want to try with chocolate dip. How did you make chocolate for dipping?

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Honestly, this is just melted chocolate. You can thin it with some milk if you’d like it to have more of a ganache like texture. The amount of milk you use will determine how thick or thin the melted chocolate is. Hope that helps.

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