Small batch, XL Peanut butter cookies

XL Peanut Butter cookies topped with melted hershey kisses

It is rainy and windy here today, so I am baking more cookies (in addition to steak pizziaola), as we watch hockey. Instead of putting a Hersey kiss on top to make peanut blossoms, I melted a bunch of Hersey kisses and out that on top of the cookies instead.

Cookie monster!

A couple of notes about these cookies – I used a mix of cake flour and all purpose flour. If you don’t have cake flour, you make make it by adding 1/2 tbs of cornstarch to 1/2 cup flour and soft together. Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. I froze the cookie mounds for 30 minutes to help prevent spreading. I preheated the oven to 410 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. I did not cook these longer than 13 minutes. I did not want them to get too done and dry out.

These make 5 really big cookies. You can double the recipe and make 10 if you want.

  • Ingredients list
  • 12 cup butter, cold, grated with a cheese grater or cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup flour

Directions – cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add egg, vanilla and peanut butter. Blend in dry ingredients. Divide evenly into 5 pieces of dough and roll into tall mounds. Roll each in sugar. Freeze at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 410 degrees for 20 minutes. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper, place 5 cookies on it, leaving room between each because cookies spread. Bake 10 to 13 minutes. No longer than 13 minutes. Cool completely.

Topping – in a bowl, combine 20 unwrapped hershey kisses with 1 tsp vegetable oil. Microwave in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Spoon on top of cooled cookies. Store in covered container.

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Football friday week 9- treat # 2 – snickers stuffed peanut butter cookies

Go Bills!

Another endeavor as I attempt to use up leftover Halloween candy. These are snickers stuffed peanut butter cookies. I recommend freezing the fun size snickers for an hour or so. It keeps them from melting too much when baking.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. Preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so it cycles to the right temperature.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup crisco
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Fun size snickers, frozen (or other candy)

Directions – preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. In a bowl, cream peanut butter, crisco, sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Scoop out 1 1/2 tbs dough. Flatten slightly.

Place a frozen snickers on top.

Scoop out another 1 1/2 tbs dough and flatten slightly

Seal edges and place on prepared sheets. Bake 9 to 11 minutes. You will see gold patches around the bottom edges. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

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Football friday #6 – Monster cookies for a monster football game on Sunday

Go Bills!

For the 5th (!) time since the fall of 2020, the Bills are playing the Chiefs. Both teams are 4-1, and jockeying for the top spot in the AFC. Monster game calls for monster cookies! These are huge, filled with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, mini m&ms and milk chocolate chips. Go Bills!

Reminders- spoon flour from flour bags into measuring cups to get the right amount. Preheat oven to 400 degrees for 20 minutes before baking.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, cold, grated with a cheese grater or cut into tiny squares
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 yolks
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup m&ms
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions -preheat oven to 400 degrees before baking. Line 2 cookie sheets with nonstick baking liners. In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and yolks. Blend in dry ingredients and oats. Mix in m&m and chips. (I actually ised my hands for that last part). Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll into balls. Flatten slightly. Bake 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool completley. Store in covered container.

That’s a lot of cookie!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you make these, let me know how they turn out!

XL Peanut Butter cookies with Peanut Butter M&Ms and peanut butter chips

Peanut butter cookies with peanut butter chips and peanut butter m&ms

I have been baking a LOT of chocolate chip variety cookies and brownies lately and wanted to make something different. Plus, I wanted to give something to our friends as a thank you for helping us put recently. They love peanut butter treats so I made peanut butter cookies (extra large, of course), with Peanut butter m&ms and peanut butter chips. These made only 9, but they are large.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup and to chill the dough for a few hours before baking.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, grated with a cheese grater or chopped up into tiny cubes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup peanut butter m&ms
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and peanut butter. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in chips and m&ms. Divide dough evenly into 9 pieces and form tall mounds. Chill a few hours. Preheat oven to 410 degrees for 20 minutes. On a baking sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, place 4 to 5 cookies. Bake 10 to 12 minutes (light golden patches). They may seem undercooked, but will cook more once removed from oven. Let cool 30 minutes on sheet. Cool completely and store in covered container.

When you can’t decide between a brownie and chocolate cake

My husband requested a funni bone treat today, which is a chocolate cake, with a peanut butter filling and a chocolate ganache on top. I asked if he wanted a brownie or chocolate cake base and could not decide, so I combined them! I used a chocolate cake mix, a brownie mix, eggs, water and oil. I used a cookie sheet 18×12. A warning – this makes a large sheet of brownie cake!

  • Brownie cake ingredients
  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1 brownie mix
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups water

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line an 18×12 cookie sheer with parchment paper. In a bowl, combine cake mix and brownie mix. Blend in oil and water. Fold in eggs. Spread into prepared pan. Bake 16 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs. Cool completely. Cut into rectangles .

  • Peanut butter fudge filling
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 bag peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Directions – over medium-low heat, melt butter, sugar and evaporated milk, stirring occasionally. Bring to a boil and let boil 1 minute. Add chips and stir until melted. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar. Set aside to firm up.

  • Ganache ingredients
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

Directions – in a microwave she bowl, microwave cream for 90 seconds. Add chips, swirling cream to cover then. Lwt set 5 minutes. Stir smooth.

Now to the assembly steps!

Slice a piece in half, horizontally
Spread peanut butter fudge layer on one half
Top with other half of brownie cake piece
Frost with ganache

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I wish you a day of peace, happiness and love. Remember to be kind. Even a small act of kindness can make a big difference for someone.

Brownie stuffed peanut blossoms topped with melted Hershey kisses

I tried to drown my sorrows from Monday night Football into baking. I opted for peanut butter cookies, stuffed with brownies and topped with melted Hershey kisses. They made the house smell wonderful, but in the end, I am still mad about the game and probably will be until Friday. Poor Rob and Gracie.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup, and preheat your oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbs milk
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 batch of brownies, baked and cooled and cut into 1″ pieces

Directions – preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. In a bowl, cream Crisco, peanut butter,brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs,vanilla and milk. Blend in dry ingredients.

Scoop out 1 1/2 tbs dough and slightly flatten.

Place a brownie square on top

Scoop out another 1 1/2 tbs dough, slightly flatten and place on top of brownie piece.

Seal edges.

In prepared cookie sheet, stagger cookies. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 12 minutes (light golden patches on top) cool completely.

In a microwave safe bowl, place 45 unwrapped Hershey kisses. Add 1 tbs vegetable oil. Microwave in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Spoon over cookies. Store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Let me know if you make these! I hope you have a wonderful day, filled with peace, joy and love. And remember to be kind! We all need kindess!

Brownie mix cookies with peanut butter chips

Brownie mix cookies with peanuy butter chips

Another simple recipe that starts with a mix. The first time I had these was when I was in college (yup, an eternity ago). The recipe is from Pillsbury from all those years ago.. Just a few ingredients needed. The key with these is to make sure you do not overbake them…if you do, they’ll be dry. If you take them out too early, they may be a little gushy, but that is not a bad thing, is it ?

  • Ingredients
  • 1 brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup flour (spooned from your flour bag into your measuring cup yo get the right amount)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips

Direction – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. Set aside. In a bowl, combine brownie mix and flour. Blend in eggs, oil, vanilla and water. Fold in chips. Scoop out 3 tbs dough and form into mounds. Stagger on prepared cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Tops will be just set. Cool completley. Store in covered container.

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Peanut butter cookie sheet cake

Peanut butter cookie sheet cake

A friend was coming over to visit today with her baby and dog, and I know she loves peanut butter. So I needed to make something for her to take home. Instead of cookies, I did a cookie cake on a small cookie sheet and topped it with peanut butter frosting.

Remember to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking So your oven cycles to the right temp. And, scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the correct amount. If you pour it directly into the cup, you pack it in and it’s over the amount you need and makes for a dry treat.

Peanut butter perfection!
  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a small cookie sheet (I used a 9×13 cookie sheet) with parchment paper. In a saucepan, combine. Cook peanut butter and butter, stirring occasionally, until it is melted and comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Add sugar. Blend in egg, milk and vanilla. Fold in flour and baking soda. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs. Cool completley.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 /4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 to 4 tbs milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Directions – in a saucepan, cook and stir peanut butter and butter, stirring occasionally to a boil. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar then enough milk to get the consistency you want. Frost cookie cake. Store in covered container.

They’re thin, so have two!

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Peanut butter cookies topped with melted Hershey kisses

In honor of the Reese’s peanut butter cup

These are an ode to likely the greatest candy in the history of humankind – the Reese’s peanut butter Cup. I have taken a peanut butter cookie, which indeed is tremendous, and plopped melted Hershey kisses on top. These are for my goddaughter Lyndsey’s birthday party. Again, Rob may, or may not, have taste tested a cookie.

Well, well, well. The cookie monster at it again!

Couple of notes – spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup… Chill the cookies if you have time…and preheat your oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions – cream Crisco, sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter. Add eggs. Blend in dry ingredients. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough and roll into mounds. Chill a few hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, stagger cookies., bake 10 to 13 minutes, or until bottoms are light golden. Cool completely.

Staggered cookies

To make the topping – in a microwave safe bowl, microwave 45 unwrapped Hershey kisses in 25 second increments until you can stir smooth. Blend in 1 tbs vegetable oil. Spoon on top of cookies. Let set. Store in covered container.

Tres belle!

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Peanut butter brownies with milk chocolate chips

These are a peanut butter lovers delight! It is a dense, almost fudge like peanut butter brownie. I tossed in some milk chocolate chips and topped them with melted Hershey kisses! I use peanut butter chips for these.

A reminder to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup and preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes so you get the correct temperature for baking.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 10 oz bag peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line an 8×8 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter and pb chips in 45 second increments until you can stir smooth. Add sugar and brown sugar. Mix in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. Blend in flour and salt. Fold in chips. Mixture will be thick. Spread into prepared pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until you see light golden patches on top. Cool completely. Top with melted chocolate. Store in covered container.

Hope you have a wonderful day filles with peace, love and happiness!