Saturday, December 6, 2014

Peanut Butter Heath Cookies

'Tis the season to be baking! Today's #25DaysOfGlam theme is favorite cookie recipe, and today I'm giving you the recipe for some of my favorite cookies ever: Peanut butter Heath Bar cookies. 
Now I'm not going to sit here and take credit for this recipe because I definitely didn't come up with it, this is the recipe found on the back of the bag of Heath bits you can buy at the grocery store. They're outrageously addicting, so you have to have some serious willpower to keep yourself from scarfing these down as soon as they come out of the oven! 
You will need:
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
3 tbsp milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cup Heath bits

To make these scrumptious cookies, start out by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and beating your shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl until well-blended. Then, add your egg and beat until it's just blended. Combine your flour, baking soda, and salt into the mixture gradually and beat until it has the consistency of cookie dough. Take that cup of Heath bits and stir those in, leaving the remaining 1/3 cup for the topping.

Drop the cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart, sprinkling the tops with the remaining Heath bits before putting them into the oven. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until the cookies have set, and allow them two minutes to cool before moving. This recipe makes about 36 cookies, and they're pretty fantastic. 
This is a really simple recipe and doesn't take too much time to make. The cookies were perfect after about 8 minutes for me, and two minutes was a perfect amount of time to let them sit before transferring to a wire rack. Cookies really get me into the holiday spirit, and these are some of my favorites to make. What kind of cookies are your favorites to binge eat during the holidays? Let me know in the comments below!