Lately I have been craving peanut butter cookies. I can't even remember the last time I had one. So when I was making my grocery list this morning I made sure peanut butter made it's way on there. D and I rarely eat peanut butter anymore, which is strange because I would say for three solid years it was all we ate for lunch, PB&J's seven days a week 52 weeks in a year, that's a lot of peanut butter. Okay so maybe we didn't eat it everyday, but it sure felt like it. I started to loath peanut butter. I think I just figured out why I haven't had a peanut butter cookie in so long. Actually I really do like peanut butter, but just when it's part of dessert, not for lunch.
I set out this morning with the intention of buying plain old peanut butter but what I found intrigued me. Are you ready for it... white chocolate peanut butter . Now I realize you have probably heard of this before and you may even have some in your cupboard right now (which would be great because then you could make these cookies), but I guess I've been out of the peanut butter loop because I just discovered this gem today.
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 /2 cup Granulated Sugar, (plus more for sprinkling in you like)
1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
1 cup White Chocolate Peanut Butter
1 tablespoon Milk
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
|Peanut Butter and Butter|
|Sugar, Egg, Milk and Vanilla, added|
|Flour, Baking Soda and Salt|
|Flattened Dough Sprinkled with Sugar|
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together butter and peanut butter until creamy. Add the sugars and beat until well combined. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Beat until well combined. Using a muffin scoop, drop heaps of dough onto prepared baking sheets. Flatten with the back spoon, knife, or fork. Sprinkle with a little sugar if you like. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
Makes 40 cookies
Recipe adapted from Joy of Cooking