Wednesday, April 23, 2008
This recipe is my entry for the first ever Peanut Butter Exhibition! The Peanut Butter Boy and I got to talking one day about starting a new blogging event devoted to peanut butter, The Chocolate Peanut Butter Gallery jumped on board, and here we are! For this flagship roundup the theme is cookies. I decided to borrow elements of my most successful cookie recipe ever, Coconut Toffee Almond Crunch Cookies, and add peanut butter flavors on multiple levels. The result was totally awesome! These cookies are sweet, salty, chewy, crunchy, and of course, peanut buttery!
14 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup peanut butter, smooth or creamy, your choice
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup quick oats
1 bag toffee chips (10oz)
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 1/2 cups cornflakes, crushed a little bit
In a stand mixer, cream butter, peanut butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and eggs and mix until creamy. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda. Add these dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture. I like to mix the toffee bits, oatmeal, coconut, peanuts, and corn flakes together in a bowl before adding them to the cookie dough and if you use the bowl you just mixed the dry ingredients in, you'll save yourself washing a dish.
Add the toffee and nut mixture to the dough and mix by hand. The dough is very stiff, but you want to mix it well so the cookies stay together.
Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined or non-stick foil lined cookie sheets. Because of the sticky toffee involved in this cookie, you won't want to skip lining your cookies sheets with silicon mats or parchment paper.
Bake for 13 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool on wire racks store in an air tight container.
You can still enter your Peanut Butter cookie recipe into the first Peanut Butter Exhibition round-up by sending your information to firstname.lastname@example.org with "PBE #1" in the subject line. All the details can be found here. The deadline for this event is April 28th at 12pm (Pacific Time), so get cooking!