peanut butter-toffee cookies {5-ingredient trouble}

heath bar cookiesmy ongoing love affair with Jif is a little nutty… & quite sticky at times

Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickPeanut Butter-Toffee Cookies
makes 2 dozen

1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 tsp baking soda
20 little baby Heath bars, coarsely chopped
{1 cup}

one
beat the first 4 ingredients w/ an electric stand mixer until well blended
add chopped candy bars & mix just until combined
portion level tablespoons of dough onto lightly greased foil-lined baking sheets

two
bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes or until just set
cool completely

the toffee needs time to set back up so that it’s crunchy & not chewy before you enjoy them

Southern Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickFROM THE KITCHEN OF BUTTERMILK LIPSTICK
{testing notes}

stop the mixer occasionally to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl

10 minutes in the oven would have made the cookie bottoms too dark

the dough portions were relatively flat (not rounded) before baking

completely delicious the next day…
i’m not a fan of day old cookies but these held up well, still moist & chewy w/ a brittle-y toffee crunch

easy peanut butter cookies

if you’ve ever wondered what goes on inside of my head when developing a recipe
be my guest

i wanted to cut down to the lowest number of ingredients as possible
w/o compromising the flavor or quality
i know ingredient count is a big thing for you… honestly, i do

easy peanut butter cookiesmake it yours

you can create so many different flavors with this dough
omit the toffee & add 1 cup of chopped pretzels, toasted pecans, roasted peanuts, bittersweet chocolate, or white chocolate
go bonkers & add several flavors
adding up to 1 cup total to the dough

you can omit the additions entirely if you would like to

if you like crunchy peanut butter, well then by all means go for it

who makes it possible

World Market

Being thoughtful is easy when home baked treats & pretty packaging collide.

World Market has fresh & fun options available…like right now.
I found these mini loaf pans recently & thought they would make wonderful gift containers.
You get six pieces per package & I recon if you were to bake your favorite quick bread in them
{one that makes an 8 x 4-inch loaf}
you could fill 2 to 3 pans easily.
{just adjust your bake time}

Heath Bars

I looked for the larger bars at the check out but couldn’t locate them…
you can find the little baby ones that I used in this recipe on the candy aisle

Jif

I used to like another brand but they changed the formula.
Jif is good b/c it’s not oily & super smooth the moment you open the jar.
I went on pb hiatus from about 12 to 24 {years}.
I don’t know why but when I rediscovered it, I fell in love again …real good.

music to your ears
download it
“Trouble” Pink

P!nk – Trouble

{watch the video on YouTube… uploaded by PinkVEVO}

Be sweet.

About Rebecca

Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Southern College Football Fanatic * SEC Tailgate Strategist * Southern Recipe Writer... & Sometimes Novelist * Half-Hour Hostess * Media Personality * Houndstooth Hound Owner * Small Town Dreamer * Big Idea Doer * 3rd Generation Pimiento Cheese Fixer * Casserole Maker * Budweiser Drinker * Bourbon Cocktail Sipper * Peanut Butter Love Affair * Calorie Burner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer ...but doesn't care

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6 Responses to peanut butter-toffee cookies {5-ingredient trouble}

  1. lindsey April 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    So this would be a flour-less cookie – I am intrigued! Does the bag of heath sold with the chocolate chips count? I have one of those but not sure it would count as 20 bars-Paula Deen!

    • Rebecca April 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

      You’re cracking me up… yes, it’s flourless & no don’t use those. You really want to chunks of candy & if it’s the product I’m thinking of, that’s only brickle w/o chocolate… & they’re so tiny. I’m making them again for company & to send w/ Marrow tomorrow. I stopped by the store on the way home from the gym…talk about a vicious cycle. Let me know what you think!

  2. Carmen Kelly April 24, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I made these over the weekend and they were GREAT! Easy too.

    • Rebecca April 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

      Hi Carmen, great to see you & so glad you liked them. They’re a new favorite of ours. Check back soon as I’ll have more super easy cookie recipes that are perfect for shower & wedding season.

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