Christmas Cookie Tag: Triple Peanut Butter Cookies


If you're following along with the Christmas Cookie Tag you'll know that I was tagged by Mary on Tuesday.  My turn to bake cookies!!

I've chosen a cookie that's so rich and delectable that I typically only make them for special occasions.  Christmas is one of those occasions.  Let's face it, peanut butter is so good, how can a cookie that incorporates it in 3 forms be anything BUT delicious?  These are sweet, a bit salty, chewy, rich and the perfect thing to eat with a glass of milk.




Triple Peanut Butter Cookies
source:  Lightly adapted from a recipe by King Arthur Flour
Makes 6 dozen cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped salted peanuts
1 cup peanut butter chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Prepare 2 baking sheets by either lightly greasing them or lining them with parchment paper or silpat liners.

In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugars, and peanut butter.  Cream until fully incorporated.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.  Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Mix just until combined.  Stir in the peanuts and peanut butter chips.

Drop the dough by Tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets.  Bake for 12-14 minutes, until cookies are set and lightly browned around the edges.  Remove the pans from the oven to a cooling rack.  Allow the cookies to cool on the pans for 5 minutes then transfer them to cooling racks to cool completely.

So now it's my turn to tag someone.  Hmmmm......I tag Daisy at Maple Hill 101!!  I can't wait to see what she comes up with!


Here's a link to each of the delicious cookies in this series so far:
1. Cranberry Orange Pinwheels by Jackie, Born Imaginative
2. Hershey Kiss Peanut Butter Blossoms by Tammy, Our Neck of the Woods
3. Pecan Sandies (GF & traditional recipes) by Daisy, Maple Hill 101
4. Sugar Cookie Bars w/Peppermint White Chocolate Frosting by Staci, Life at Cobble Hill Farm
5. GF Butterscotch Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares by Sue, The Little Acre That Could
6. German Chocolate Cake Cookies by Mary, Homegrown on the Hill

3 comments:

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Woah, these sound awesome! And how have I never heard of peanut butter chips?! Peanut butter is one of my favorite foods so I must try these!

Liz said...

They look great! My hubby is peanut butter fan, I bet he would love these! Having so much fun following your cookie hop!

Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

If I had peanuts in the house, I would be making these right now! They sound like peanut perfection! Found you via Tammy at Our Neck of the Woods, and now following you via Bloglovin'