Monday, March 12, 2012

The Perfect Peanut Butter Cookie

Recently I have been crazing peanut butter ALL. THE. TIME.  And I have been searching for the perfect peanut butter cookie recipe to satisfy my craving.

I found three recipes online and decided to try each one to see which one turned out the best.  Over the last couple of weeks, I have made each recipe and then used Brian as a guinea pig.  Of course he loved all the homemade cookies coming his way, but it wasn't until this weekends batch that he said (without any prodding) that this was the best cookies.

These satisfy my peanut butter craving maybe a little too much because I can't stop eating them!  Maybe it is the special ingredient of Peanut M&M's or maybe it is because I accidentally got distracted while baking and let the ingredients whisk in my mixer extra long.  Either way, this recipe is definitely going into my recipe book!

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 c. butter flavored Crisco, soft
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp.milk
1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. Peanut Butter M&M's
1. Preheat oven to 350.  
2.  In a medium bowl combine flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside. 
3.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat Crisco until smooth.  Beat in peanut butter, then sugars.  
4.  Add egg, vanilla, and milk and beat until smooth.  Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.  
5.  Lastly, gently stir in Peanut Butter M&M's.  
6.  Place rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 10-11 minutes.  Let cool for a few minutes before moving to a cooling rack. 
(***cooking times may vary by oven so keep an eye on them until they are golden brown on the edges)  

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Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh yum! I, too, have a huge weakness for peanut butter!!

Marlene said...

YUM YUM YUM! I could not make these because I'd eat the whole batch! They look tasty! Hey, at least you are getting your protein. :)

mrs.monica @ RTP_inHeels said...

nothing like a peanut butter cookie after a run! Love! Thanks for the peanut butter M&Ms idea! Genius! I know my 4.5 year old will die over these.

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Nicole Orriëns said...

They certainly look yummy! However I would be hesitant because of the calories. Can't you satisfy your peanut craving by eating peanuts? I hear they're very healthy.

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Karen said...

they look so good! but sadly, I cannot ever willingly and knowingly buy or eat Crisco. YUCK! :)

Anonymous said...

those cookies look amazing!


Anonymous said...

those cookies look amazing!


Rena said...

Those cookies look good even though I'm not a big fan of peanut butter.

Anonymous said...

Peanut butter cookies with peanut butter m&m's?! Oh my -- that does sound addicting.

Jamie said...

Those look amazing!! I love peanut butter m&ms!

Anonymous said...

Those look great! I'm addicted to peanut butter. I have an apple with peanut butter as a snack pretty much every single day :)

Molly said...

the m&m's look like a perfect addition!

ugh, sorry you guys were so sick!!!! That is the WORST.

And Happy Belated Birthday!

Teamarcia said...

Those look utterly delicious and that's precisely why I will not make them. I have yet to find my off switch!

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

I love m&m cookies. They just look festive, not to mention taste great!