It wasn’t until I had a request for peanut butter cookies that I realized how little I make them. When I started thinking about it I realized how easy and delicious they really are. In these I added a little granola for crunch and a little extra nuttiness.
Peanut Butter Granola Cookies
makes 2-3 dozen
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c. sugar, superfine recommended
2/3 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 large egg yolk
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
2/3 c. granola
Beat the butter, sugar, peanut butter and salt on medium speed until fluffy and well blended. Add in the egg yolk. When well blended, add in whole egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually mix in flour until just combined. Mix or fold in granola.
Divide dough into 2. Form into 2 logs, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hr, or up to 1 day.
Place racks in upper and bottom 1/3 of oven. Preheat to 375°F.
Remove dough and slice cookies depending on how large you want them. Place on parchment lined baking sheets about 2″ apart. Flatten slightly with a fork or your palm. Bake cookies 6-8 minutes rotating half way through for even browning. Transfer to racks to cool.
and just for some Halloween fun…