Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Peanut Butter Cookies with a Twist and November's Give-Away-Apron

Have you seen the different spreads on the grocery shelves next to peanut butter?  I've been noticing this Chocolate~Peanut Butter by Reese's (need I say more) and decided to buy it to try in a cookie.  So, this is an old-fashioned cookie with a twist.

Peanut Butter cookies were a favorite when I was growing up; great for lunch boxes, but also for M & C's when we got home.  I know today it would be difficult to have your children take these to school because of peanut allergies and in addition, at my granddaughter's school, they're not even allowed to have anything homemade!  It makes me sad, but these cookies make me happy:-D

Peanut Butter Cookies with a Twist
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 jar (13 oz) Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate
2 3/4 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour
2 cups Old-fashioned oats
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups Peanut Butter chips (I used mini)

Preheat oven to 350F-degrees (180C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together thoroughly.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.  Add the Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate and vanilla extract and beat on low to combine.

Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and mix on low to combine.  Finally, add the peanut butter chips.

Use a #20 scoop to measure out the cookies on the parchment-lined sheets.  Bake for 12 minutes.  Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a rack to cool completely.  Great with a large glass of milk and some conversation with your kids or grandkids.  Enjoy!

Now, as promised...here is the apron for November!
As you can see, I've chosen some pretty rich colors reflecting the beauty of the month.  If you'd like to have this apron for the holidays, just comment on posts in November and I could be sending this beauty your way.


  1. These cookies look wonderful! It's that cookie baking time of year! That apron pretty much screams out Reese's peanut butter cups to me ... you clever girl!

  2. I like PB cookies and these look especially good.

  3. Oh I love your new apron. The cookies look delicious too.

  4. I want one of those cookies now, Susan. Your paisley fabric apron is gorgeous. Have a great evening! xoxo ♥

  5. Oh Susan, those sound fabulous. I'm going to copy the recipe for sure. Thanks. And yes, please put my name into the apron pot. Susan

  6. sounds like an interesting peanut butter cookie. do you put a full jar of the peanut butter chocolate into the batter?
    stamping sue

  7. Will be trying this soon! Love peanut butter at our house. The apron is lovely.

  8. We adore anything peanut butter! These cookies look scrumptious, Susan.

  9. My oh my Miss Susan...these sound divine! I cannot wait to make these!!! Yum-O! You are such a dear...hmmm...the apron keeps getting better as the months pass by....always happy and cheery colors! Big hugs!!!

  10. Oh I have some of this chocolate spread and I have wondered what to do with it. What? No homebaked food in lunchboxes? Somebody's got some nerve. Is it like not reading to your children because it is unfair to those children whose parents don't read to them? Okay, before I blow a gasket, I'll say another wonderful apron! You choose the most attractive complementary fabrics.

  11. Holy yumminess, Batman! PB cookie are my favs and these look extra divine!

  12. I'm just nuts about peanut butter (pun intended) and these cookies sound just marvelous!