Sunday, March 24, 2013

Triple Peanut Butter Monster Cookies

Dave LOVES peanut butter, especially Reese's Peanut Butter.

Cookies with three kinds of peanut butter, including two kinds of Reese's Peanut Butter, are pretty much his version of heaven.

Needless to say, we have been making a lot of these cookies.

Adapted from Lemon Sugar, makes 18 monster cookies 


2 cups flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
I cup sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Reese's Pieces candy


Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract. Beat to combine.

Reduce the mixer speed to low.  Add the dry ingredients and beat just until combined. Add the oats, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. Stir to incorporate. Do not over beat.

Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes - if you are impatient (like we are) you can skip this step, you will just have stickier hands later on.

Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare cookie sheets with Silpat or parchment paper.

Pour the Reese's Pieces onto a large plate.

Using a cookie scoop, drop about 3 tablespoons of dough onto the Reese's Pieces. Flatten slightly with your hand. Transfer to the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or just until the edges begin to brown.

Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 to 10 minutes before moving. If you are impatient (like we are), the cookies might break when moving them. Broken cookies still taste good!



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