Peanut Butter Chunker Cookies

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Happy Friday lovelies! I hope everyone had a good weak and that you’re geared up for an awesome weekend!

This post is the latest addition to my contribution to the Tastes of Lizzy T website! I just have to take moment to say how truly wonderful it is for me to have some of my recipes featured on her beautiful website and I’m so grateful to her for including me! If you are ever looking for some delicious recipes, look no further than her lovely site!

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Okay so, I have but just one question for you before we get started today… Do you like peanut butter? If you answered yes to this question, you have come to the right place because today we’re talkin’ all about that peanut buttery goodness!

So here’s the deal – If you have spent more than a few seconds on my blog, you know very well that it is no secret that I am a self proclaimed peanut butter addict.

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Sadly, I’m pretty sure I mention this little fact about myself in just about every post – not because I’m trying to, but more so because peanut butter is pretty much on my mind 24/7, and I just can’t help it.

So yeah, I think it’s safe to say I’m addicted… Matter of fact, there hasn’t been a day in my life that I can remember going without eating peanut butter in some shape or form.

More often than not I just take a spoon to the jar as my afternoon snack. Other times, I try and go the more civilized route, and get my peanut butter fix in the form of a sandwich or spread atop of some crackers.

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So even though I usually keep it pretty low key when it comes to my peanut butter consumption, there is definitely one way that trumps them all of the forms to eat peanut butter in for me; and that would be…. in cookie form.

Mhmmmm, I’m talking peanut butter cookies friends – are we on the same page here?

I’m going to go out on the limb here and say that peanut butter cookies are probably my favourite of all the cookie flavours. Shocking – I know 😉

What can I say? I’m a peanut butter addict; a fool for the peanut buttery stuff; a connoisseur of anything and everything peanut butter related. There you see? I just told you again… seriously I have a problem.

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Alright, let’s move on to this Peanut Butter Chunker Cookie situation shall we?

Truth be told I came up with the recipe for these cookies on a lazy afternoon when I was in desperate need of a serious peanut butter fix, and discovered that I had a whole bunch of random odds and ends of ingredients sitting in my pantry just waiting to be used up.

I mean what else is a girl to do with a jar of peanut butter, a half eaten bag of pretzels, some honey roasted peanuts, a few skor pieces and a whole whack of different kinds of chocolate???  I clearly had no choice but to make cookies with all of these random ingredients. And the result… nothing short of amazingness.

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I’ll be totally honest here – I kind of threw all these ingredients into the mixer thinking that my cookies would turn out to be the latest addition to my baking fails hall of fame; but after taking a bite, these cookies are hands down my favourite of all time.

Not only do they have that incredible crisp exterior and chewy centre, but they are also the embodiment of the flavour perfection of sweet and salty. Seriously if you are a peanut butter lover… you need to make these cookies happen.

So no more messing around – here is the recipe friends and I hope you enjoy <3

Peanut Butter Chunker Cookies

Things you need…
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1 ½ cups brown sugar
½ cup dark brown sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp cornstarch
1/4  tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
1/2 cup milk chocolate chunks
1/2 cup skor toffee bits
1 cup pretzel pieces
1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts

How to make…
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a couple cookie pans with parchment paper {depending on how much of the cookie dough you want to bake off right away}.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add in the brown sugars and beat until pale and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl add the eggs and beat until fluffy. Add in vanilla, and beat until combined.

In a small bowl, whisk together four, oats, baking soda, corn starch, cinnamon and salt. Add in two additions to the wet ingredients, beating on low speed until completely combined. The batter may seem a bit soft, but don’t worry – this is what you want. Add in the chocolate chunks, pretzel pieces, roasted peanuts and toffee bits; mix on low until evenly distributed.

Using a cookie scoop or two teaspoons, scoop your batter out into about 1 tbsp portions out onto your baking sheets leaving at least 1.5 to 2 inches between each cookie. I usually put no more than 12 onto each tray.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tops are beginning to crackle and the edges are golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least five minutes before digging in… that is if you can…. 😀

Happy peanut butter cookie baking!

KP xoxo

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2 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chunker Cookies

  1. Just made these, I made a few modifications as I did not have all the ingredients. Used best brown sugar, added more oats and used all semi sweet choc chips and omitted the skor & pretzel bits, but they are SOO good! I can’t stop eating them, perfect texture of crunchy and soft in the middle! Thanks for the recipe!

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