Well, the holidays have passed and it’s almost the New Year, if you can believe it. 2010 has passed by so quickly! It’s certainly been the busiest year of my life. I got married, went to Italy for our honeymoon, found an apartment in New York City in 2 days after our honeymoon, moved to New York with just a 9x7x6 cube with all of our belongings, and started our new life on the East coast. I can hardly believe that we’ve done all of that, especially when Kramer is 23 and I’m 22. I’ve loved every moment of our time here in New York, and I’m looking forward to what 2011 holds in store for us. It’s been exciting finding new jobs and making new friends and getting out of our comfort zone. While we do miss all of our family and friends in Arizona, now they have an excuse to come visit the city (right, guys?) and we still have lots of family here in New York and in New Jersey, whom we are very thankful for (hello Beth, Bill, Mackenzie, Ian, Gracie, Marylin, Aunt René, Kenny, and Poppa!).
I have already made Chocolate Chip Oreo Chunk Cookies, so I thought, how can I do the same thing, but with my husband’s favorite, peanut butter? Well, the answer was simple: Nutterbutters! Who doesn’t remember the tasty peanut-shaped cookie that we all enjoyed as kids? They were more rare than the beloved Oreo, but just as coveted. They are a bit more challenging, because you can’t just twist and pull apart the cookie like you can an Oreo, but the cookie itself is crispy and full of peanut butter deliciousness. I happened to have a package of them in my cupboard, so I crushed them up and added them to my favorite honey peanut butter cookie recipe. The result? Peanut butter madness. These cookies are definitely for the peanut butter lover in your life. Not only are the cookies perfectly chewy and packed with peanut butter, they also have peanut butter chips and crushed Nutterbutter cookies. The Nutterbutters stay crisp, while the peanut butter chips are soft and smooth, creating a cookie combination that is completely irresistible. There’s not much more to say! Not only are these great all year round, but they would be something different to bring to your New Year’s Eve celebration! While everyone else will have regular ol’ cookies and brownies, you’ll be bringing along the motherload: Nutterbutter Peanut Butter Cookies. Happy New Year!
Combine your flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, combine your shortening, peanut butter, and honey. Beat to combine.
Add in the eggs, beating until combined.
Gradually add in the flour, scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go, until just incorporated.
Crush up your Nutterbutter cookies.
Fold them into your dough, along with your peanut butter chips.
Place on a lined and/or greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 9-11 minutes, until just barely golden (I like a really chewy peanut butter cookie).
Allow to cool a bit before moving to another surface to finish cooling.
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- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup shortening
- 1 cup peanut butter (I like crunchy, but creamy works, too)
- 1 cup honey
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 12 oz. bag peanut butter chips
- 15-20 crushed Nutterbutter cookies (not too crushed - it's fun to have some big chunks of Nutterbutter in there)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt, and set aside. Beat the shortening, peanut butter and honey together for 3-5 minutes, until smooth. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix well. Gradually add in the flour mixture, mixing until just moistened. You will be folding in your Nutterbutters and peanut butter chips later, so you can finish up any mixing at that point.
- Fold in the Nutterbutter cookies and peanut butter chips. Roll the dough into balls and place on greased and/or lined baking sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes, until just barely golden (I like very soft, chewy peanut butter cookies). Remove from oven and let cool for a bit on your cookie sheets before removing and placing on another surface to finish cooling. Makes 25-30 cookies.