Small Batch Super Giant Peanut Butter Cookies were created during a phase where I was experimenting with confectioners’ sugar in cookie dough. The cookies are very good, but I have to admit the recipe has become lost in the shuffle and I don’t make these enough. I’ll make a batch soon and post another photo. If you check the comments, people enjoyed the cookies and gave a few tips.
The recipe is actually a very simple one bowl recipe, but I was kind of detailed so it looks long.
Super Small Batch Giant Peanut Butter Cookies
4 tablespoons very hot melted unsalted butter (56 grams)
1 cup powdered sugar, sift first or measure with a light hand
1/2 cup lightly packed light brown sugar (1oo grams)
1 large egg
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all purpose flour (95 grams)
1 teaspoon water (optional)
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/4 cup lightly salted peanuts
Reese’s Pieces or peanut butter sandwich cookies (optional)
In a bowl, stir together hot butter, powdered sugar and brown sugar until smooth. If still very hot, let cool for about a minute, then stir in egg. Beat with a spoon until egg is fully mixed then stir in vanilla, baking soda and salt. Stir in peanut butter. Add flour and stir just until mixed. If dough seems too dry (falling apart), add the water.
Stir in peanut butter chips, salted nuts and if you have some around, broken peanut butter sandwich cookie. Shape dough into a fat log of about 6 or 7 inches log. Chill for 1 hour. Cut log into 6 equal pieces (each should weigh about 3 ½ oz). If chunks of cookies and chips fall out, just stick them back onto the cut pieces.
Place cut pieces, which should look like thick (over an inch) hockey pucks) about 4 inches away from each other, 4-6 to a sheet, on an ungreased (I use insulated) cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees F for 18 to 20 minutes, rotating pan halfway through.
Remove from oven and arrange a few more chunks on top – the candy will melt and adhere to the cookie. Cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
Let the cookies sit around for a while to set.
Makes 6 cookies