Monday, April 21, 2014

So Peanutty! Peanut Butter Cookies.

Peanut Butter Cookies

These little cookies are soooo good and they were the perfect way to use up all the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs I happen to have………Except I can’t stop eating them myself. Help!

Reese's Eggs

Reese’s always seems to make an appearance around the house during Easter… and Christmas … and Valentine’s Day. Just about any day there’s a reason to celebrate. I’d definitely say they are my go to candy.

eggs

Sweet little peanut butter eggs… ALL chopped up!!!

But these cookies are jam-packed with even more peanut power.

Peanutty!

Creamy peanut butter and chopped peanuts round these cookies out.

Cookie Dough

The dough is to die for.

Cookie Dough

Use a cookie scoop for evenly sized cookies. Place scooped dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Then roll each scoop in chopped peanuts and sugar and bake away.

Don’t worry, you won’t have to wait long.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Just a few minutes in the oven …

Cookie Bite

and then these soft little bites of peanut butter yumminess can jump in your mouth.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Peanutty Peanut Butter Cookies

Servings: 32 2-inch cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 oz. bag Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped into small pieces. (Note: I used about 15 snack size eggs)
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. In a mixer, cream butter and sugars until fluffy, about two minutes.
  4. Mix in peanut butter, egg and vanilla until combined.
  5. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture and mix on low until combined.
  6. Stir in chopped peanut butter candies and half of chopped peanuts (reserve remaining)
  7. Use a cookie scoop to place dough on baking sheet a couple of inches apart.
  8. Roll the top of each scoop in reserved peanuts and more sugar.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove, cool and enjoy.
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Morna Donald said...

I can’t explain how much I love Reese’s I need to try this recipe badly. Hope you had a nice Easter x

April 21, 2014 03:07 AM
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Beth said...

I LOVE peanut butter, especially in cookies! I recently made some but to counteract how sweet the peanut butter can be, I added dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate and they seemed to go down very well! http://myownbakeoff.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/peanut-butter-and-dark-chocolate-chip.html?m=1

And you can never beat a good peanut butter and jelly cupcake either…
http://myownbakeoff.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/peanut-butter-and-jelly-cupcakes.html?m=1

April 21, 2014 03:13 AM
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Marilyn said...

Thank you! These look fantastic and I have a family of peanut butter lovers … looks like these cookies are in my near future!

April 21, 2014 06:06 AM
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mindy1 said...

OMG those look so sweet and good I love peanut butter and chocolate :D

April 21, 2014 06:12 AM
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Bec said...

That looks so good! i will have to make these!

April 21, 2014 08:40 AM
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Beth @ bethcakes said...

Love all the Reese’s and peanut butter in these cookies! They’re so cute and little. :) Awesome way to use up that Easter candy!

April 21, 2014 08:56 AM
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Jennie said...

These sound right up my alley. LOVE peanut butter. can’t wait to try them. thank you.

April 21, 2014 11:32 AM
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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

These cookies are soooo yummy looking. Gah! The more peanuts the better!

April 21, 2014 11:33 AM
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My Linh said...

These are definitely PEANUTTY peanut butter cookies :D Sounds amazing! Unfortunately, we don’t have Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs over here. They look amazing ^^

April 21, 2014 11:41 AM
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Lisa said...

oh how I miss Reece’s Peanut Butter eggs. The holiday shaped ones are always better then the regular old cups!

I should really learn to visit home (America) during a holiday!

These cookies are mouth-watering!

April 21, 2014 05:37 PM
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Connie said...

Yummy!

April 21, 2014 07:23 PM
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Amie said...

I would love these. They look so good.

April 22, 2014 06:55 AM
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Maribel said...

My baby boy loves peanut butter, chocolate and of course cookies. Definately i try them. Thanks from México.

April 22, 2014 06:19 PM
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Elma said...

Hello dear! I am totally in love with your posts. Gorgeous and delicious recipes!
Take a look at my blog as I also do cooking and photography posts:
http://elmarama.blogspot.com/

Thanks doll and have a great day!

April 23, 2014 01:35 PM
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Mir said...

Anything made with Reese’s eggs! Sold! I can’t stop eating them, either. The cookies look fantastic.

April 23, 2014 04:20 PM
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Valerie said...

I just stocked up on Reese’s peanut butter eggs for these!

Could I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy peanut butter and chopped peanuts?

April 25, 2014 02:29 PM
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Tanja Sørensen said...

Hello and have a lovely weekend.

I love cakes and saw your blog, so now I follow:-)
So great things you bake.

Also my firend like to bake, she made this lovely one: http://mariahoffbeck.blogspot.dk/2014/04/frisk-jordbrtrte-med-ribsgele.html

Love from Denmark
Tanja

April 26, 2014 01:53 PM
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lola said...

I made this recipe today and was wondering if salted peanuts were okay to use. Also, I had a hard time getting them to stick to the cookie dough when I rolled them. But everyone still said they were good!

April 26, 2014 09:38 PM
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Nana Phyllis said...

Made these yesterday, oh my! They are so good. Taking most of them to the grandkids today, froze the rest. Must get them out of sight so I do ‘t gobble them all up!

April 27, 2014 10:24 AM
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April 27, 2014 10:26 PM
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Kirsten said...

Now this is all I can think about. Damn they look like some gooood cookies.

April 27, 2014 11:51 PM
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Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures said...

I like your idea of rolling them in crushed peanuts!

April 28, 2014 03:15 PM
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Angie S said...

I love peanut butter cookies, and my love for Reece’s eggs knows no bounds. In fact, I’m fairly certain they make up for 51 of the 60 lbs I gained in my first pregnancy. (The other 9 were the baby.) I just don’t know if I could ever bring my self to actually cut and bake them into a cookie…they would never survive long enough to make it into the dough! These look so good!

April 29, 2014 12:23 AM
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Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff said...

I’ve got the milk … please, pass the cookies!

Love your idea of rolling the cookies in peanuts and sugar :)

April 29, 2014 01:17 PM
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Julia said...

yummy!! I love this cookies.

April 29, 2014 06:34 PM
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Kaaren said...

Made these for my family and they were gone in two days! (I did share them with co-workers.) Now my family wants me to make more.

May 2, 2014 09:46 PM
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Shamima said...

Im cookie crazy.Love baking these for everyone.

May 7, 2014 05:38 PM
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Angela J said...

Hi hi Bakerella! I always check your blog every week to ogle the yummy treats I shouldn’t be eating :) for Halloween I bought a big bag of Reese’s “pumpkins” but this was our first Halloween in out brand new home…and apparently our neighborhood gets about 3 trick or treaters! I love these pumpkins more than anything, but I’m trying to eat healthy so I stuck them in a Rubbermaid and hid them on top of my fridge. Now I knew one day you would post a recipe using these candies, and sure enough you did!!! I was so excited to finally make one of your treats and they came out spectacular! I made them for a friend’s surprise 30th, I like them warm so I microwave for 10 seconds before I gobble them up…hopefully I will have some to bring to the party! Haha

May 9, 2014 03:02 PM
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