Sunday, June 12, 2011

Peanut butter M&M cookies

June 12.
Did you know it's National Peanut Butter Cookie Day?!?!

Clearly I didn't.

Or else, I would have sent all my loved ones cards and cookies!


An entire day celebrating a cookie made from my favorite nut butter?
Someone should have told me.

Here's a cookie I made a while back.

The thing is, I had some M&Ms left over from something. I figured I better throw them in some cookies so I would stop eating them from the bowl.


I made an easy, very peanut buttery cookie.
Next year, I won't miss this holiday. I'll make lots of peanut butter cookies. I might even decorate.

Peanut Butter M&M cookies
makes about 24

2 sticks browned butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt ( I used fleur de sel)
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
M&Ms (or you can sub chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 350
In the bowl of your mixer combine sugars and butter until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and peanut butter. Mix. Add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
You can add the M&Ms now, or just place some on top of your cookie dough once you place it on the baking sheet. I don't know exactly how many M&Ms I used, but just add to your liking!
For some of the cookies I sprinkled them with a little fleur de sel for a little extra flavor.
Drop onto a lined or greased baking sheet. I don't like to flatten my peanut butter cookies, but go for it if you like. Bake for 15 minutes. They may seem underdone. They're not. Take them out'll thank me.


Let cookies cool on sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.


I liked them with the little extra sprinkling of salt.
I liked them without.
I just plain liked them.
The browned butter really added to the nutty flavor.
Very peanut buttery and the M&Ms were a nice chocolate chunk.


These are cookies that peanut butter lovers would find hard to resist.
Make them today!
Let's not forget this holiday next year.

Here's another one of my favorite peanut butter cookies, just so you have options.

Happy peanut butter cookie day....and many, many more.

but..even though we missed it today...doesn't mean we can't have a belated celebration.

Maybe turn the day into an entire week??