Do you know what goes with peanut butter?
If you said 'jelly', you are wrong.
If you said 'pigs', you are close. And you get bonus points.
But the correct answer is MORE PEANUT BUTTER!!!!
The way to make standard peanut butter cookies more delicious is really quite simple. Go to the store and buy everything that says 'Reeses' in the baking aisle. Now put them all into the cookies.
These are triple peanut butter cookies, but maybe you could make them into quadruple or quintuple peanut butter cookies if you can find even more things. That would be amazing.
Cal, however, disagrees. He doesn't like peanut butter cookies.
Yeah, I don't understand either.
To make these cookies, we started with a basic peanut butter cookie recipe from our Good Housekeeping Cookbook.
- 1 1/4 c flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 c. natural creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 c butter
- 1/2 c packed brown sugar
- 1/4 c sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 c peanut butter chips
- 1 c Reese's pieces
- Preheat oven to 350. Line your cookie sheets with parchment.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
- In the electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars. When its light and fluffy, add the peanut butter. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until combined.
- Add flour mixture and make sure it's all mixed up and blended.
- Now put all of those glorious peanut butter bits and in and mix it by hand. You can use the electric mixer if you want but you'll probably smash up the pieces.
- Drop heaping tablespoons of the dough, 2" apart, on the sheets. With fork, press criss-cross pattern into cookies. Cornelius' question: why do we do this part? is there a real baking reason why peanut butter cookies are criss-crossed or is it just expected at this point?
- Bake until lightly browned, 15-20 min. Transfer to a rack to cool.
Eat with plenty of milk!