It was a blustery 26 degrees when I woke up this morning! That is COLD for Atlanta. 26 degrees people! Last winter when it got down to 9 degrees it just about sent all of Georgia into a state-wide snow induced panic - let us not forget snowpocalypse 2014.
By this afternoon, temperatures will probably be back into the 60's so no need for statewide panic but I am going to advantage of the cool morning temperatures as an opportunity to warm myself up in front of a warm oven. As long as I'm there, I might as well bake a batch of cookies too.
Warm cookies on a cool morning sounds like a great idea.
This batch of peanut butter monster cookies are sure to warm you up from the inside out.
Peanut Butter Monster Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 and 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Reese’s Pieces
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer) cream together butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla, and beat to combine.
Slowly add dry ingredients, and beat just until combined. Stir in oats, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.
Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes, meanwhile preheating oven to 350 degrees (F).
Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Pour Reese’s Pieces candies onto a plate or into a flat bowl.
Bake, six at a time, for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are just beginning to darken.
Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes.
Forget the cold milk this morning, I'm having my cookie with a cup of hot tea.