Thursday, May 1, 2014

Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

I posted a question on my Facebook page asking if you had to choose, would it be chocolate or peanut butter?

A good majority said chocolate, a few said both, and only a couple voted for peanut butter.

Sad really, I looovee peanut butter! You can make it sweet or savory and it is so versatile. Plus, ask my kids and they would gladly live on PB&J sandwiches every day.

With peanut butter being an absolute staple in my house, I knew everyone would love these cookies.

I added an extra crunch with honey roasted peanuts mixed into the batter and by using thick and creamy peanut butter, these cookies topped the charts.

These cookies were gone and quick!

You Will Need:
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup Jiff creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons hot water
2 cups all-purpose flour flour
1 cup chopped honey roasted peanuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.

In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the sugars, peanut butter, and butter until mixed. Add in the eggs, vanilla, salt, and baking soda until combined.Gently stir in the hot water and then the flour.
Stir in the chopped peanuts.
Scoop quarter cup sized cookies onto cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 13-15 minutes or until golden.

Remove from cookie sheet and place on rack to cool.

Serve and enjoy! I sandwiched mine between a scoop of frozen yogurt and fresh strawberry jam... YUM!

1 comment :

  1. These look SO good....I am a huge peanut butter fan and I love that you added peanuts for extra crunch. Pinned!