Do you love peanut butter? Like really, really love it? Well then, you're in luck! Today is National Peanut Butter Lover's Day, and I've got just the recipe to help you celebrate in style. Loaded with peanut butter, Reese's Pieces, and peanut butter chips, you'll definitely get your fill of peanut butter with these big, beautiful cookies.
These cookies are technically "monster cookies," a notoriously huge cookie made with peanut butter dough, oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms. In keeping with the peanut butter theme, the traditional chocolate chips are accompanied by peanut butter chips, and the M&Ms are completely replaced by Reese's Pieces.
To make the cookies, you first mix the dry ingredients — all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch, and salt — together in a small bowl. Then you beat the wet ingredients — first butter, light brown sugar, and creamy peanut butter, followed by an egg and vanilla extract — together with an electric mixer. Use the mixer to slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until just combined, and then stir in the old-fashioned oats, semisweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and Reese's Pieces by hand. Scoop 1/4 cup balls of dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets, and then flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand. Bake the cookies for about 13 minutes, or until the edges are starting to brown but the tops still look underdone.
Then comes the hard part: waiting for the cookies to cool! You'll have to let them cool on the baking sheet for five minutes before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling completely. But once they are cool, you can bite into these thick, chewy cookies packed with peanut butter goodness.
And there you have it — the ultimate peanut butter cookies for those who just can't seem to ever get enough peanut butter in their lives. You're welcome.
→ Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Monster Cookies from Brown Eyed Baker