Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Peanut Butter-Lovers Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter-Lovers Peanut Butter Cookies

I went through a M.a.j.o.r. (with a capital M) peanut butter kick in college.  Eat-by-the-spoonful, eat-for-dinner, and-breakfast-and-lunch kind of kick.  Peanut butter is one of those pantry staples that was always around as I grew up.  I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it.

In college I, of course, ate on a budget and usually ate on the go so I ate PB + celery, PB+J, PB+honey & banana, and I ate it out of the jar when I was up late studying.

Matters only got worse when I discovered Peter Pan Honey-Roasted peanut butter.  I can’t even describe how much I loved this stuff.  It was borderline obsessive to the point that I found myself having to avoid buying it for fear of overdoing it.  And then I found myself near tears when I wasn’t able to buy it anymore.  Clearly I am a bit of a mess.

Peanut Butter-Lovers Peanut Butter Cookies

So I thought Peter Pan had ceased making it and I slowly moved on and as a result, my love for peanut butter subsided somewhere along the way.  Don’t get me wrong – I still love it, I just no longer LIVE on it.

Well, that was until I recently re-discovered Peter Pan Honey Roasted Peanut Butter.  I could help but buy a jar and I quickly tore it open and dug in by the spoonful.  And then I quickly remembered why I had to stop buying it…it’s so addictive.

And I also learned that it’s perfect for Peanut Butter Cookies!  The added honey flavor can’t be beat and even better – I added some peanut butter chips and (another all-time favorite) Reece’s Pieces!

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Peanut Butter-Lovers Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Total Time: 30 min

The perfect peanut butter cookie recipe for the peanut butter-lovers in your life with honey-roasted peanut butter, peanut butter chips and Reece's Pieces.

Ingredients:

1 cup creamy honey-roasted peanut butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 cup Reece's Pieces (I used the mini ones found in the baking aisle)
1/2 cup peanut butter chips

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with silicon liners or parchment.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the peanut butter and brown sugar for 3-4 minutes until very creamy. Add the egg and salt and mix until combined. Stir in the Reece's Pieces and peanut butter chips.

Use a small cookie scoop and place the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. Gently flatten with the bottom of a cup. Bake for 8-9 minutes, or just until the edges begin to brown. Cool completely on the cookie sheet.

Peanut Butter-Lovers Peanut Butter Cookies

 

19 Responses to “Peanut Butter-Lovers Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. #
    ashley - bakerbynature — March 25, 2014 @ 6:33 am

    My PB loving heart is going wild for these, Cassie!!! I need a dozen asap :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — March 25, 2014 @ 8:10 am

    I’m with you on loving peanut butter! I’ll never say no to a fresh baked peanut butter cookie:-)

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — March 25, 2014 @ 11:54 am

    These are so happening! Ps. the Reece’s pieces are the perfect addition to these already amazing cookies!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — March 25, 2014 @ 12:38 pm

    I wasn’t a big fan of PB growing up either, but now I can’t get enough!! PB cookies are actually one of the only cookies I go gaga over, and these are no exception. Yum!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — March 25, 2014 @ 1:11 pm

    PB love forever! I am going to need a verryyyy tall glass of milk with these :)

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — March 25, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

    My mom has a serious addiction to PB, which she most definitely passed down to me. I have never tried this honey-roasted peanut butter that you speak of, but it sounds amazing! As do these cookies!

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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — March 25, 2014 @ 7:52 pm

    Yes, yes anddddd yes! These look awesome, Cassie!

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    Joanne — March 25, 2014 @ 10:30 pm

    WHY do groceries stores not sell this PB near me??? Actually honey-roasted peanut butter in general is so hard to find. But I won’t stop until I do…I need these cookies!

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    Cass @foodmyfriend — March 26, 2014 @ 12:01 am

    Hehe that made me laugh. We used to be offered a peanut butter sandwich if we didn’t like what was for dinner (a threat :P) but it was always a welcomed choice. Love these cookies!

  10. #
    Claire Gallam — March 26, 2014 @ 9:08 am

    I love peanut butter too much. And this is DREAMY.

  11. #
    Christine from Cook the Story — March 26, 2014 @ 9:16 am

    Honey roasted peanut butter?! How awesome!

  12. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — March 26, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

    Love these cookies, honey roasted PB sounds incredible!

  13. #
    sarah k @ the pajama chef — March 27, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

    my friend makes the best pb + egg + sugar cookies ever..i love your mix ins and i’ll have to look for that honey roasted pb too!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — March 27, 2014 @ 12:19 pm

    I’m still going through a major peanut butter kick and now you have me craving a giant spoonful… or one or three of these cookies! :)

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — March 28, 2014 @ 9:25 am

    Honey roasted peanut butter is the best! Wish I had a couple of these cookies right now!

  16. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — March 28, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    I will never say no to peanut butter anything! These look amazing, Cassie!

  17. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — March 28, 2014 @ 1:35 pm

    Those have my name written all over them

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    whatjessicabakednext — March 31, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    These look divine! I would so love one right now!

  19. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver}} — March 31, 2014 @ 10:46 pm

    Peanut butter cookie-ception! These are scrumptious, Cass!

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