Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Super Secret Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

That's right, I've been holdin' out on y'all!  In all these months I have not shared my super duper top secret peanut butter cookie recipe.  To tell you the truth, I've never shared it.  Ever.  With anyone!  But today, because it's Christmastime, and because I'm a giver, I'm giving you guys the recipe.

Here it is.  Drum roll please...
Now you probably know why I've never shared it.  Because it's totally humiliating!  How can someone with a cooking slash baking blog (emphasis on baking) use a packaged cookie mix?  Easy, I just rip it open, add the stuff it calls for, and bake 'em up!

From whence it came:  SuperWalmart!  But you can get them at any grocery store.  They're cheaper at SuperWalmart, so if you're smart, and I know you are, you'll buy them there.

Why it's blogable:  Here's the skinny...these peanut butter cookies are so good.  I'm not kidding!  I have made peanut butter cookies from scratch, and they are not better than these.  I wouldn't lie.  You know I wouldn't!  I'm always so sheepish when I make these for people and they ask for the recipe, and trust me, they almost always do.  But today I'm saying it loud and proud, "Betty Crocker rocks when it comes to peanut butter cookies."  To be honest, the other cookie mixes Betty makes aren't all that great, but when it comes to peanut butter, she knows her stuff.

A couple of tips:  I only add half the water called for because it makes the cookies taller and more puffy.  Also, I always add chopped peanuts.  I don't chop them much, I leave them in pretty big pieces.  And I add a lot of peanuts.  They are so good with peanuts!  One more thing, I use a 1/4 cup ice cream scoop to form the cookies.  It makes them really big.  Big is good when it comes to cookies.  Not so good when it comes to buns and thighs, but really good when it comes to cookies!  Oh, yeah, one more thing, I always make at least two (sometimes three) packages at a time.  If you only make one you're setting yourself up for sadness, because once you taste these you're gonna realize that one just isn't enough!

Why am I giving away this huge secret now?  Because it's Christmastime, and because even if you don't bake, you can make these cookies.  Anyone can make these cookies.  A monkey could make these cookies!  And no one will ever know you used a mix.  Unless you decide to spill your guts on your cooking slash baking blog (emphasis on baking).

Hope you enjoy stirring it up!

1 comment:

  1. love your site, just found you I was searching for a recipe for Roca which is different from what you shared (I couldnt remember where I got it) any way cute site and I happen to read your dark thing (date) and I laughed so hard I cried...too funny. Hope you don't mind I think I just might come back if that is okay.