Triple Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are good but ones with three types of peanut butter in them are even better!  These super soft cookies have peanut butter, Reese’s peanut butter chips and Reese’s pieces candies in them.  They turned out so yummy and practically just melt in your mouth.

triple peanut butter cookies

Cookie baking for me is usually something I do to keep the household cookie monster (aka, the hubby) at bay.  I may eat one or two of my cookies but they get gobbled up by said cookie monster.  But these peanut butter cookies were so good that I fought hubs for my fair share.  They were just too good to let him eat them all himself!

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Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

peanut butter cup ice cream

Last week it was so stinking hot and humid here in Western PA.  The last thing I wanted to do was cook dinner and make my house even hotter.  But I was willing to make some cool, refreshing homemade ice cream.

I was thrilled to come across this easy ice cream recipe.  It requires no eggs and no cooking of the base.  Just a few simple ingredients mixed together.

The result is ice cream that is the creamiest that I have made so far.  It is so velvety smooth and packed with peanut butter flavor.  I used a whole bag of the new mini Reeses unwrapped peanut butter cups.  They are perfectly bite sized for ice cream.

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Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

peanut butter brownie bites

Boy I can’t believe how quickly the holidays are coming this year.  It feels like Halloween was just the other day but then I look at my calender and *poof*, Thanksgiving is only two weeks away!!  How in the world did that happen?!

Although I hate for the holidays to come so quickly, I am looking forward to the week after Christmas.  We’ve decided to both take that week as vacation during which we’ll tackle our kitchen!  We’ve been in our home now for over 10 years even though it was only to be our “starter” house.  And with the state of the economy right now, it looks like we’ll be staying for a few more.

We’ve already put a ton of money, blood, sweat and tears into remodeling our house and we’ve kinda maxed out what we’ll be able to get out of it when we sell.  So unfortunately we won’t be installing a gourmet kitchen but at least I’ll still be getting new cabinets, granite counters, tile floor and back splash.   It sure beats our old cabinets that I painted a few years back so I’m very excited!

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Using Leftover Halloween Candy: Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

peanut butter cup cookies

As I had previously predicted our trick or treat night ended up way earlier than actual Halloween night…4 days earlier!!  And even though we live in a residential neighborhood, we barely get any takers.   But I always fear that I didn’t buy enough candy so we end up with lots of leftovers.  Which isn’t really a bad thing, is it?!

So with our leftover Reese’s peanut butter cups, I made some delicious cookies.  This simple peanut butter cookie recipe gets a real boost with chocolate chips, mini M&Ms and peanut butter cup chunks.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

chocolate peanut butter cookies

Oh my, these cookies are awesome!  I normally don’t like too much chocolate and peanut butter but these cookies are addictive.  They turned out so soft and dense with a kind of cake like texture.  I was worried at first because the dough is sort of dry and stiff.  I had a hard time stirring in the chocolate peanut butter chips.  My husband had to muscle thru it for me.  But they turn out perfect once you roll them and bake them.  I made mine pretty large so I only got 24 cookies out of the recipe.  But beware, you really can’t eat just one of them!

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