Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies

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It is a cookie kind of day.

Chicago got a good amount of snow yesterday. Enough that my work sent everyone home at 1:30. A snow day and I am not in elementary school? Um, OK! :)

I only like snow when one of the following things occurs:

1)      Skiing

2)      A snow day (rarely happens)

3)      Christmas time (who doesn’t love a white Christmas)

4)      Sledding

5)      Or building a snowman with my son (we did this last night and it was fun)

Two of these things occurred yesterday so it was a good day! Oh, and I had a few of these cookies to nibble on. Bonus!

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Baking cookies in the winter time is a fun thing to do as a family or heck, by yourself! Who doesn’t love a warm, gooey cookie and a nice glass of milk, or maybe a warm cup of hot chocolate?

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I am on a peanut butter cookie kick (hence these peanut butter two chip cookies  and these chocolate and peanut butter chip cookies  oh and these peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies).  I  was at the store the other day and a bag of toffee pieces (you find these near the chocolate chips) was screaming my name. I bought them and within two hours made cookies with them.

These cookies are delicious and with every bite you are bound to get something yummy.

Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies
 
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A peanut butter cookie with lots of chocolate with every bite.
Recipe type: Cookie
Serves: 18-20

Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup toffee pieces
  • Sea salt to sprinkle on top when done (optional)

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a slip mat.
  2. Cream together the butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla with a mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Combine the flour with the baking soda and baking powder and mix well. Slowly add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture making sure it is well combined. Add the chocolate chips and toffee pieces and mix.
  4. Place spoonfuls or a cookie scoop full of the cookie dough onto the baking sheet 2 inches apart. Put in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes (check at 10 minutes).
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top with sea salt (optional).
  6. Let cool for a few minutes then move to a wire rack to continue cooling. Eat a few of these bad boys and then keep them in a sealed container.

Notes
You can sub the ½ cup whole wheat flour and just use 1½ all-purpose flour if you want.

Adapted from For the Love of Cooking

I am hungry just thinking about these cookies.

Julia

Comments

  1. You can’t beat a snow day! The cookies look and sound delicious.

  2. I wish I was not in a hotel room now. I need a batch of this yummy freshly baked cookies!!!

  3. I LOVE peanut butter cookies AND snow days! Too bad I rarely get either as an adult :/ I am adding this to my “to bake” list for National PB Day on Friday! I plan on eating waaayyy too much peanut butter on Friday :)
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    • A Cedar Spoon says:

      Oh, I did not know that Friday was Peanut Butter day! Great excuse to eat more of something I already eat a lot of! :)

  4. Oooh yum! Loving the combo of peanut butter and toffee in these magical cookies.

    Also I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and literally never had a snow day. Never. Ever. So I’m pretty jealous :)
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough recently posted..wheat brioche danish with honey-glazed apricotsMy Profile

  5. It is so good you got out early. I was hoping for a repeat of Snowmagedon so we could get a snow day yesterday. But, too bad we didn’t. I agree, baking on a snow day is the best! I can already see I am going to love these!
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  6. I can’t believe this is the first time I have come across your blog-such a cute design! :)
    These cookies look fabulous. I’m pinning them, as I would like to try them for my husband (who loves all things peanut butter).
    BTW, love your name. I have a little Julia at home myself (my three year old daughter). :)

    • A Cedar Spoon says:

      Thanks Michelle! These cookies are really great, and the peanut butter is what does it for me. My husband really liked them (but he really likes all things that involve cookies)! :)

  7. Ooh, I am hungry thinking about them too! You can never go wrong with peanut butter cookies, but adding toffee doesn’t hurt. ;)
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    • A Cedar Spoon says:

      Peanut butter cookies are great alone in my opinion but the minute you add in the extra they go to the next level! :)

  8. These sound delicious! I Love peanut butter in my sweets! Have a great weekend!
    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon recently posted..Creamy Gruyere and Shrimp Pasta with PeasMy Profile

  9. Mmm, peanut butter and toffee sound delicious right now! Great job with your pictures. :)
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  10. These cookies sound like the perfect snow day snack! I love the PB and toffee combo.

  11. Yum. I cannot wait to try this cookie recipe. Probably today. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.
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