M&M Peanut Butter Cookies
I recently received a KitchenAid Mixer from my parents as a wedding gift. I couldn't wait to use it and immediately knew I was going to make peanut butter cookies. Since my sweet, wonderful husband has recently decided he can no longer eat any peanut butter other than Justin's or the grind it yourself kind from Whole Foods, we have a giant jar of regular Target brand peanut butter just sitting in our pantry. I suggested not buying any other peanut butter until that was finished and he wasn't thrilled with the idea; silly men! So that's what brought me to baking these peanut butter cookies! I found the recipe here and decided to add M&M's to the mix for a little extra crunch.
I started off by preheating my oven to 350 degrees. I added 1/2 cup of softened butter and 1/2 cup of shortening to my mixer.
I then added 1 cup each of brown sugar and white sugar and creamed it all together.
Next comes two eggs which are blended into the mixture. After, I added the peanut butter!
1 cup of peanut butter along with 1 tsp of vanilla.
Blend it all up and add the dry ingredients. These are 2 1/2 cups of flour, tsp of salt, and tsp of baking soda. Here's a hint I learned the hard way...start mixing all your dry ingredients on low otherwise you'll have a flour bomb go off in your kitchen!
Finally comes my favorite part! The M&Ms! I really like the crunchy aspect of the M&M in a soft cookie so I added the whole bag in. I also might have eaten one, two, or a small handful. I folded the M&Ms into the dough and started to drop scoops onto the cookie sheet.
I made my cookies pretty large so they baked for about 10 minutes. I let them cool before moving them to a wire rack. They were soft and so good! We now have 24 peanut butter cookies sitting on our counter calling our name. Thankfully we're meeting our new Foundation Group tonight so they'll be sure to get eaten...
Or maybe we'll save a few for ourselves!
What are your favorite cookie recipes? Feel free to share them in the comments below.