Halloween is all about costumes and candy. Kids spend all night dressed-up going door to door, parents sneak chocolate from their children’s bags, single adults snack on the treats they’re supposed to give to the kids and the entire cycle continues until it’s all gone or we’re all just too sick.
Not that you need another reason to steal the kids’ candy. But you can tell them you are doing THEM a favor. You’re going to make these cookies for THEM. Not you…. 🙂
- 8 Tbsp. butter
- 6 Tbsp. peanut butter creamy (crunchy will work though)
- 2 C. flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3/4 C. brown sugar packed
- 1/2 C. sugar
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 C. mini chocolate chips
- 8-10 mini Butterfingers roughly chopped
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a microwave proof bowl. melt butter and peanut butter together. Stir until smooth and then set in the fridge (or freezer for a shorter period of time) to let cool.
3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt together.
4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat your peanut butter/butter with brown sugar and sugar for 2 minutes.
5. Add in the egg and egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
6. On slow, blend in the flour/baking soda/salt. Don't over mix.
7. Stir in chocolate chips and Butterfingers .
8. Form dough balls about the size of a golf ball and bake for 9-11 minutes. Careful not to over bake!
Butter and Peanut Butter
Melting the two make your cookies chewier
As always, my favorite cookie scoop. I literally bring it in my purse on the airplane because I refuse to ever be caught in a kitchen without it. I can never go back to the 2-spoon method, too long and too messy.
Perfect size every time.
The photo set-up. Simple, but it works.