Friday, January 28, 2011

Heath Bar Peanut Butter Cookies

When I was home for the holidays, I only arrived a few days before Christmas, and didn't have the time to make my full repertoire of favorite cookies - fudge, decorated sugar cookies, french lace, gingerbread, etc. In the end, i only had time to make one batch, and this was the one I chose. These are delicious any time of year and not too heavy.
 Heath Bar Peanut Butter Cookies (adapted from a Cookies cookbook).
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup organic peanut butter
1 egg
2 Tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 8 oz pkg heath bar bits
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease cookie sheets (don't forget this or they will stick!).  Combine flour, sugar, butter, peanut butter, egg, brown sugar, baking soda and vanilla in large bown. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer 2-3 minutes until well blended, scraping bowl often.  Stir in heath bar bits.

I made these again in October of 2011, and added a sprinkling of St. Malo sea salt on the top - delicious!
Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls.  Be sure to place at least two inches apart because they will spread. Flatten cookies to 1/8" thickness with bottom of glass covered with waxed paper.  Bake about ten minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.  Once out of the oven, let cool slightly on the pan before trying to remove, otherwise they may fall apart. Enjoy!

My mom really likes this recipe too - aside from giving some as gifts, we devoured the entire batch, 
and enjoyed splitting the last cookie between the two of us! :-)


  1. Definitely a winner of a cookie recipe !! I was happy that you chose this recipe to make this Christmas !!
    Warning: you can't eat just ONE ;)

  2. I heard about someone who made this recipe using a Heath Bar crushed up (one of the chocolate covered bars) and apparently the chocolate bits added another layer to the flavor for these cookies. Sounds great to me!