These Double Peanut Butter Cookies can be made with Reese’s Pieces or peanut butter chips. They’re perfectly crunchy with just a little chew! Sweet, salty and perfect.
My dumb cat gave me a serious scare last week. She’s an indoor cat who has never been outside on her own. I let her in the backyard sometimes because it’s fenced and she’s too much of a scaredy to scale the fence. She’s never even expressed interest, so I don’t worry about it. But she hasn’t been in the great outside-the-fence outdoors and doesn’t know what cars are, never mind wild animals.
A friend came by the house to drop something off and I went to the driveway to meet her. I closed the front door, but it must not have latched. My friend mentioned that she had seen my cat (she didn’t know she wasn’t allowed outside) and when I went to look, I saw the front door had been cracked open! That little houdini turd got out. And we didn’t see her anywhere in the yard.
It was just around 5 and the sun was going down fast. I took the dog and a box of treats and went walking down the street. As it got dark, I recruited a few neighbors to help me search. I was freaking out, feeling like a horrible cat mom and obviously very, very worried. We all looked for her for AN HOUR AND A HALF. And then I went to stop by the house to drop the dog off and guess what?
She’s just sitting there like oh, hey! Were you looking for me? Here I am!
So then I had to kill her.
But I kind of wanted to.
So, what do you do when you have a last-minute potluck and your grocery shopping time gets used up by searching for an escapee cat?
You assess your pantry and make cookies with whatever you’ve got!! I always have at least a few different jars of peanut butter on hand, and I just so happened to have some leftover Reese’s Pieces candies from Halloween. So I decided to throw together some delicious Double Peanut Butter Cookies. Which were amazing. Perfectly crunchy with just a little chew. And the extra peanut butter bits in there really took them over the top!
- 1¼ cups all purpose flour
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup Reese's Pieces or peanut butter chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda & powder, and salt. Set aside.
- Add the butter and peanut butter to the bowl of a mixer. Beat until fluffy, then beat in sugars. Add milk, egg and vanilla and continue beating. Then add the flour mix ½ at a time and mix until everything is combined well.
- Fold in Reese's Pieces with a rubber spatula.
- Drop heaping tablespoon sized balls of dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Lightly press a fork on the tops, making a crosshatch pattern.
- Bake 10-15 minutes, until cookies are barely browned on the bottom edges. Don't overbake! Let cool on the pans a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
Animals can be like kids…so frustrating! haha I’m glad your cat came back. 🙂 These cookies look delicious, and I love that they’re double the peanut butter pleasure!
Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next says
I’m happy your cat came back! These PB cookies look delicious, Jess! Love the mix of sweet and salty flavours!
At least fur babies keep things nice and interesting! haha!
And the salty and sweet is the best combo!! These look so good!
LOL. They sure do! Thanks, Annie!
Oh my gosh, I would definitely be freaking out too! My dog got out of our backyard once, but luckily I figured it out because she kept barking at a squirrel. It scared me to death to think that she could’ve got lost! I’m glad you found her though, that’s all that matters! These cookies look like a perfect way to forget about it too. I love peanut butter anything!
Thanks, Danielle!! I was so worried, but so glad I found her!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Mmm you had me at double the peanut butter! These cookies look fantastic, Jess! Hopefully they made you feel a little better about your cat. I would’ve been freaking out too!
Thanks, Gayle!! I’m just glad I found her!
I don’t think any of my cats would be that brave outside. They’d be scratching the door to get back in if I only put them down on the steps. Their natural cat instinct has completely dissolved, I think. 🙂 These cookies look amazing. Pretty much all you had to say was “double peanut butter” and I’m there. They look great!
Haha, I know!! That’s why I was so worried!! She’s such a scaredy, I figured something chased her off who knows how far! Darn cats!
Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen says
Double peanut butter… can’t say no to that! It sounds like your cat has great timing just like my kids! 😉