Monday, September 13, 2010

Airline Peanut Cookies

As you know, I did quite a bit of flying recently, and because of it, I ended up with a little collection of mini bags of peanuts. I would much rather eat cookies with peanuts in them than little bags of peanuts! I really don't know how a mini bag of peanuts is supposed to sustain me for a 3 hour flight, but at least airlines aren't charging for them...

1/2 cup(s) creamy peanut butter
4 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter room temperature
1 cup(s) packed light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using an electric mixer, cream peanut butter and butter in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add brown sugar; beat until combined, scraping down bowl as needed. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until incorporated. 
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. With mixer on low speed, gradually beat in flour mixture in two batches. 
Scoop off dough by the tablespoon; roll into balls. Place 2 inches apart on a nonstick insulated baking sheet. Press one peanut butter cup in center of each cookie. Bake until cookies are golden brown and chocolate has begun to melt, about 15 minutes more. Let cool at least 10 minutes on a baking rack.
Yields 1 1/2 dozen.


  1. looks delish and I love it with generous of peanuts :).

  2. I love all of those crunchy peanuts in those peanut butter cookies! Did you put them in the batter or just roll the cookie balls in the peanuts? They look wonderful!

  3. Frequent Flyer + peanut deluge = cookies! Sheer genius! Although it does beg the question, when are you posting the pretzel brownie recipe?

  4. oh these look great and nice and crunchy!

  5. i LOVE that you used your airline peanuts! i have a few biscoffs still in my pantry from a recent delta flight....