Double peanut butter cookies. You may ask, what makes it double, Miranda. Well, let me just tell you! It’s a peanut butter cookie with Reese’s pieces inside. Have I ever confessed to you my love of peanut butter? I will eat anything peanut butter. I think it has a lot to do with my love for sweet and salty.
This particular recipe came from The Daring Gourmet. She had made sandwiches with these cookies and I must say, they flattened out perfectly for sandwiches. The cookies are crunchy and full of the peanut butter kick. I love my cookies a little darker around the edges. I also love the extra dark peanuts you find once in a while that have been cooked too long. YUM!
The little Reese’s give the cookie an awesome burst of peanut butter. If you’re a fanatic like me, it will make you want to dance. Not only does the Reese’s pieces make you want to shake your buns, but it makes the cookie the pretty too. This is pretty exciting stuff.
As you can see in this picture, you just can’t resist taking a great big ol’ chunk out of the cookie and gobbling it down. I just don’t have the will power. Sorry body. 🙁 I have betrayed you again. If you’re really bad, like me, you can make cookie flowers.
Double Peanut Butter Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, add butter and both sugars, Mix on medium-high with either hand mixer or stand mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Add the 1/2 cup of peanut butter and continue to mix until incorporated.
- Add in the egg and vanilla and mix again until the egg is combined completely into the mixture.
- In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Dump the dry ingredients into the wet and mix on low until most of the flour is combined. You can then bump the speed to medium and mix until the dry ingredients are mixed into the wet and a round ball of dough has formed.
- Using two spoons or a cookie scoop, scoop the dough into balls on a baking sheet.
- Use a fork and put a T-shape into the cookie. This will flatten the cookie out and give it the well known design for peanut butter cookies.
- Bake for 8 minutes. Let them cool for a minute or two before you transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack or they may break.