Peanut butter cookies with chocolate candies

These are literally the most giant, delicious, bakery style cookies ever. They will really amaze any person. The candies are so colorful. The size alone makes them irresistible.

1 1/3 cup all pourpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup softened butter (salted or unsalted)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large mixer, cream together the butter and sugars. Add the egg. Mix well. Continue to add the following ingredients in this order while mixing in between: vanilla, peanut butter, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Finally, add the flour. Mix fully. Roll into 2 tablespoon sized balls (very large). Leave 3 inches around each ball for spreading while baking. Place on a silicone mat lined baking sheet. Press the top of each ball using a fork. Sprinkle with mini chocolate candies. Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 11-13 minutes or until centers are set. Do not over-bake. Allow to cool on the pan for 5-10 minutes prior to removing.

Peanut butter blondies with chocolate chips

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These are ridiculously good. I could even see chocolate icing on top. They remind me slightly of Reeses peanut butter cups.

If the butter is really room temperature these can be mixed by hand without a mixer.

 

1 stick of butter at room temperature

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

1 1/4 cup flour

2/3-3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and peanut butter together. Add the sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla. Gradually add the flour and the  finally the chocolate chips. Pour this into a prepared 8×8 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted is removed clean.