Monday, November 24, 2008

Yum

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Peanut butter. Toffee peanuts. Fleur de sel. My co-workers told me these salted peanut butter toffee cookies were insanely delicious. Need I say more?

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Salted Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies
(adapted from Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich)
(makes about 50 cookies)


1 1/3 cups (6 ounces) all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp coarse sea salt (like fleur de sel)
4 ounces (8 tbsp/1 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
2/3 cup firmly light packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup smooth natural peanut butter
[Be sure to stir PB well to blend in the oil before measuring]
1 cup (5 ounces) toffee peanuts, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 325F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl to combine. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix in peanut butter. Add the flour mixture and mix until the flour is incorporated.

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Pour the chopped toffee peanuts in a shallow bowl. Scoop 2 level teaspoons of dough for each cookie and shape into a 1-inch ball. Roll the ball in the chopped peanuts to coat heavily, pressing any bits that fall off. Place the coated balls 2 inches apart on the line cookie sheets.

Bake the cookies until they are lightly colored on top, about 14-17 minutes. The cookies will seem soft to the touch but will firm up as they cool.

23 comments:

Jennifer Hamilton said...

Yum, indeed!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Yes, very yummy indeed!

Cheers,

Rosa

VeggieGirl said...

HOLY yum.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

They certainly look insanely delicious!

Mary said...

Oh yes how yummy !

Clever Karen said...

These look really really really good!!!!

Seamuffin said...

Wow. An apt posting title if ever I saw one. Those look fantastic!

MeetaK said...

oh yeah - yum yum!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Thanks for posting the picture of the peanut container. Now I'll know what to look for when I go shopping. It's nice to find a recipe that calls for natural peanut butter. Truly yummy!

Ingrid said...

Those do sound and look insane! Double YUM!

Happy Thanksgiving!
~ingrid

Peabody said...

Oh yeah, the use of butter toffee peanuts sounds great! These look super.

Mrs. L said...

Oh no kidding do these sound great! They have everything I love in a cookie.

Katrina said...

Yum, yum! Those look de-lish!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I am in NZ and I have not come across toffee peanuts. Is there anyway to make them so I can still make the cookies? Thanks :o)

Mary said...

Anonymous - The cookies would not be the same without the toffee peanuts.

Anonymous said...

thanks for getting back to me! I wonder if there is a way to actually make the toffee peanuts? They just look so yummy and I really want to give them a go :o) Thanks

Anonymous said...

Anonymous in New Zealand ~
There is a recipe for toffee peanuts on recipezaar.com. It is recipe # 269296 and is called Toffee coated peanuts. I believe you can convert the recipe to metric units as well.
I know it wouldn't be the same, but it might also be good with honey roasted peanuts and toffee bar chunks. I need to try this recipe out . . .

Anonymous said...

Thank-you! I will give it a go and let you know how I get on :o)

Anonymous said...

HI Mary!

I'm participating in a holiday cookie exchange. Do you think these would hold up for a couple of days? I will be sending them in the mail. They looks deliciously different. I can't decide what cookie to bake! Thanks!

Mary said...

Anonymous on 12/3/08 - They will hold up for a couple days but the toffee peanut coating might start to get a little sticky.

Anna said...

That is brilliant!

Brittany said...

Mary, I have made these twice in the last few weeks- they really are the best peanut cookies I have ever tasted. Thanks for the recipe, it's a new favorite @ my house ; )

Valerina said...

Good morning Mary. I have finally purchased some toffee peanuts and at long last I will be baking these today! Thank you for posting the recipe. :)