Sunday, January 23, 2011

Crunchy Nut Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

I’ve done it again.  I saw another cookie on another blog and just had to make it.  I’m kind of a sucker that way.  I get pulled in by how good something looks and I’ve just got to have it. ;)  Baking Blonde had been one of my favorite blogs back when I first started in the baking and blogging world.  Then she quit for a while—like a good year or two. :(  She was always making and posting such great looking cookies and things.  Many of which I had to make myself.  I have always liked the recipes I’ve made from Baking Blonde.  Well, she’s back!  She recently started blogging yummy things again and when she most recently posted some Peanut Butter Snack Cookies, I loved the look of them and that she just took things from her pantry that needed to be used up and put them in a peanut butter cookie.  I would totally use her recipe again for all kinds of peanut butter cookie mix-ins.  I used a few different things that I had in my pantry and these Crunchy Nut Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies are delicious!

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I wanted to use some cereal that I’d gotten that the boys decided they don’t like eating in a bowl with milk.  (Though I think it’s really good, I just never have a bowl of cereal for breakfast).  Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cereal is just what it says—crunchy and nutty. 

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Crunchy Nut Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies, all credit for these goes to Baking Blonde the only thing I did different was add other mix-ins

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup peanut butter (I used Adam’s No Stir Peanut Butter) (128 grams)

1 cup brown sugar (220 grams)

1/2 cup granulated sugar (100 grams)

1 large egg

1 large egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 tablespoon milk

2 cups all purpose flour (240 grams)

1/2 cup quick cooking oats (40 grams)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

about 1/3-1/2 cup—(that’s all I had left) peanut butter chips (83 grams)

1 cup milk chocolate chips (6 ounces)

1 cup Crunchy Nut Cereal (54 grams)

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and peanut butter.  Once combined, beat in the sugar until well blended, about 2 minutes.  Scrape sides of bowl.  Add the egg, egg yolk, milk and vanilla and beat until smooth and well  blended.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Add to the creamed mixture and mix until almost combined.  Fold in the oats and mix-ins just until combined.  Chill the dough at least 60 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Scoop walnut sized balls of dough on parchment lined baking sheets.  Bake for 8-10 minutes (I then pressed down each cookie with the back of a spatula and baked 2 more minutes.)  Remove from oven and cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. 

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I think even if you baked these just as plain peanut butter cookies, they’d still make a great cookie, you could even do the traditional criss cross look with a fork.  But these are great cookies with the added milk chocolate chips and the crunch and flavor from the cereal!  Thanks, BB!

Here’s a couple photos of Sam and Taylor having fun with the ol’ baking soda and water goo that we made yesterday.

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Not nearly as fun for me to clean up as it was fun for them to play in!  Yep, I think I should win Mom of the Year for this one. ;)

10 comments:

scrambledhenfruit said...

Great idea to use cereal in these cookies- they look delicious!

Lisa said...

I have not yet seen that cereal in stores around here but I hope they bring in some soon so I can make those cookies. They sound so good. Thanks for linking up with your brownies. I do appreciate the support and hope you'll be back again next Saturday.

Jenni Hinckley said...

Those cookies look so good- and I can't believe how old Taylor is looking to me, he is so cute.

megan said...

I am so glad you reminded me of bakingblonde's blog - she always posts such great stuff!

And thanks for sticking with me - although I hadn't posted in a while, it's nice to know someone was looking for me!

bakingblonde said...

Yours look great! I am planning on adding some cornflakes next time since i have about 1/2 cup just sitting in the box in the pantry.

Amanda said...

Eeww! The goo, no the cookies! The cookies look fabulous, I am a sucker for PB cookies, so these look great to me. You are mom of the year in my eyes :)

Caroline said...

I loved that goo experiment when I was a kid. It was fun and gross at the same time! The cookies sound delicious, I'm a big fan of incorporating cereal into cookies. One of my favorite recipes, cherry winks, uses corn flakes as a coating before they bake, love it!

Emily @ Beauties and the Feast said...

There's really nothing better than PB cookies and these sound extra good with the crunchy twist! Yes, you should win mom of the year award!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Don't blogs make everything so tempting to make?! I agree though--these look great! I love the addition of various cereals to baked goods too. :-)

Shelby said...

Ok, I will make these - they look chewy? Grumpy loves a chewy cookie...only I'll have to leave the chocolate out for him.