Have you guessed what I made yet?
Yep, peanut butter cookies, fork pattern and all. Special request for the boy. I made them by looking at recipes from a couple of different blogs, but I added my own lil twist.
Reese's mini peanut butter cups (or baby Reese's as I like to call them). My mom sent them to me about a month ago and I STILL haven't finished the bag. I used them in these peanut butter cookies so they wouldn't go bad, and to sneak a little bit of chocolate into the cookies. I'm super stressed out right now because of midterms (eep!), so chocolate is basically it's own food group right now. Yum...
I creamed 1 stick (1/2 cup) of unsalted butter with 1/2 cup of white granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar. To that I added 1 cup of peanut butter and combined until I had a smooth batter. (I did this by hand but I have no electric mixer...I would suggest using the mixer because I had a slightly sore arm after this haha). Then I added 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to that. Finally I added 1 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour and mixed everything well.
I took small tablespoons of dough and shaped them into balls, then rolled them in granulated sugar and made the signature criss-cross patttern on them. Then I pressed baby Reese's cups into each cookie and baked them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 12/13 minutes.
They'll seem a little bit undercooked at first but they harden up/cook more once you take them out of the oven so don't worry.
|I may or may not have eaten part of that cookie before it was cooled|
And there ya have it. Reese's peanut butter cookies. Perfect for late night study sessions (or study breaks!)
|forgive him, he's been studying history too long ;)|