Peanut Butter Peanut M&M Cookies


Peanut Butter Peanut m&m Cookies |

There’s something to be said for a simple cookie recipe.  One that’s been tested a million times, that always comes out right on the money.  That’s my peanut butter cookie, and thanks to a few recent requests, this comforting treat is getting the spotlight today!

I mean just look at that cookie, all those cracks on top tell you this is some good territory.  Those cracks let you know the finished product is soft and chewy, the sign of a must try cookie!  They kind of just look at you till you give in and take a bite, or two…  I normally add dark and white chocolate chips to these cookies, but there was no way I could walk past pink M&Ms and not buy them!  I went for the peanut ones because I thought they would add a nice texture contrast to the cookie, and they did. The most important tip I can share with you guys about baking these cookies is about their bake time. Take them out of the oven about a minute before they’re done because as they cool they will continue to bake.  At four ounces each, these cookies take about 17- 20 minutes to bake, and believe me, they’re worth the wait!
I also love how cookies instantly bring a smile to someone’s face so make sure to share these if you can pry yourself away from the pan!  As for me,  I’m spreading the cookie love by sending out some care packages.  Have a great weekend!

Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1T. vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/4 cup AP flour
  • 1t. salt
  • 1/2t. baking powder
  • 1/2t. baking soda
  • 1/2 – 1 cup peanut m&ms
  1. Cream butter and sugar till light & fluffy.
  2. Add in peanut butter & cream well.
  3. Add egg & vanilla extract.
  4. Add in all dries.
  5. Mix in m&ms.
  6. Wrap dough in plastic & refrigerate a few hours – over night.
  7. Portion dough into 4 ounces each.  Bake at 325 degrees for 17-20 minutes rotating once halfway through. Take these out of the oven when they are just about 1 minute under done.

*Notes:  I used 1/2 cup m&ms because that is what I had on hand.  You can use up to 1 cup of mix-ins ranging from candy, dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or a variety.

Soft & chewy in the center with a slightly darker color on the edge adds up to my favorite peanut butter cookie. 

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