My intention was to call this cookie The Temptation because the ingredients in it are so darn tempting, but then I tasted it and this spectacular cookie may “fix” all of my sweet and salty snack cravings. Soooo I’m unsure of what to call it. Read this post and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to do a taste test, then chime in on the name choice. (A savvy candy bar aficionado will notice that this cookie has a lot of similarities to the Take 5 candy bar…which may be my favorite candy.)
Test Batch #1
1 stick unsalted butter – softened
1/2 c coconut oil
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c creamy peanut butter
1 t vanilla extract
2 1/2 c all purpose flour
1/2 t baking powder
1 1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped finely in food processor
1c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1c peanut butter chips
1 c caramel bits (they come in a bag of easy to melt pieces)
1c pretzels, broken into pieces (I used Snyder Snaps)
Cream together the butter and coconut oil. Add in the sugars and continue creaming until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla extract. Add in the eggs one at a time until well incorporated. Add in peanut butter. Give it all good mix, scraping the bowl to make sure all items are blended. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and add into the butter sugar peanut buttery goodness a little at a time. Don’t overmix it though!
Now here’s where your mixer or your arms are going to get a good workout. Mix in the chopped peanuts, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, caramel bits and pretzel pieces. Whew did you get all that?
You know by now, that I roll out ALL of my cookie doughs and throw them in freezer until they are frozen. Then I put them in freezer baggies in groups of 3 or 6 so I can make just a few cookies at a time if I want.
Look at this beautiful cookie!
Bake at 375 for 11 minutes. Cool on a baking rack. Enjoy with a glass of milk.
Let’s look at that ball of dough again!
You can see the peanuts, pretzel pieces and chocolate chips. (The other ingredients are there too, they’re just hiding!)
Notes: Initial results are pretty delicious. It may be a tad dry and I’ll need to think of a solution, but I need to taste them at room temperature. I ate one hot from the oven, and it was deeeelish! I have a few people taste testing and I can’t wait to see what they have to say.
Check out this cute guy sticking out his caramel tongue. 🙂
Oh, in case you were wondering….this cookie was inspired by my friend DL who’s also a little nutty.