Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, and Honey ~ Dog Treat Recipe

I decided to make my dogs a treat yesterday; I think they liked them.  They don’t usually get treats; in fact the cable guy thought I was crazy the other day when I wouldn’t let him give them a biscuit after he stopped in to hang our downed line.  I taught my “kids” not to take candy from strangers; besides I would have thought their growling would have convinced him to get back in his truck and head down the road to the problem anyway.  I tasted them too; I thought they were a bit dry, tasted of flour too much, and needed more peanut butter and honey.  The dogs however keep coming back for more so to each his own.

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tbs honey

Mix together dry ingredients and stir in remaining ingredients. Turn onto floured surface and knead a bit to work in the bits of flour that likely remained from stirring. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick and cut with small cookie cutters.

Bake on lightly oiled baking sheets at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Peanut Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

It was time for another great cookie experiment.  I liked the flavor of these but they are perhaps a little moist; it is hot and a bit humid today so it may just be the weather.  One thing I do like is to use butter in my cookies since I have it on hand; I’ve found over the years though that shortening makes for a little more stable cookie so feel free to substitute if you prefer.  I also debated on the egg ~ 1 or 2; maybe a second egg would have added more stability too.  In any case the cookies are delicious so give them a try if you like!

Peanut Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips ~ I used semi-sweet
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits

Cream together butter, peanut butter, and sugars.

Add vanilla and egg.  Stir in flour and baking soda. Mix in chips and toffee bits.

Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheet.  I ended up with about 2 1/2 dozen. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

Allow to cool on baking sheet for a minute or two before transferring to cooling rack.  You will want to use non-stick pans if possible as the toffee bits get a little sticky.   I transferred some of the cookies right away and as you can see by the photo below they started to sink into the cooling rack so try to allow a minute or so for them to cool before moving but don’t leave too long or the toffee will stick.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

 

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

Thought I would try a new peanut butter dessert.  I didn’t want to make a giant batch so I opted to scale down a recipe and make brownie bites using my mini muffin pan. This made 24 little treats; enough to share and enjoy all week. They came out a bit like a cross between a brownie and a cookie; a bit more chocolate might be good or maybe a fudgy icing if you desire. Great flavor though just as they are!

 

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

  • 2 Tbs butter – softened
  • 2 Tbs peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
  • 2 Tbs mini chocolate chips

Mix together butter and peanut butter; add sugar and brown sugar and mix well.

Add egg and vanilla.

Mix flour and baking powder together and stir into peanut butter mixture; add peanut butter chips  and chocolate chips.

Divide into 24 lined mini muffin pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies – with peanut butter filling!

I love these peanut butter sandwich cookies.  Homemade peanut butter cookies are my favorite; adding a creamy filling makes them even better.  The cookies are so soft and the filling is perfectly creamy. This recipe makes about 1 dozen sandwich cookies.

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Filling

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 – 4 Tbs heavy cream

Cream together butter, peanut butter, and sugars.  Add egg and vanilla; mixing well.  Stir in flour and baking soda. Drop by spoon full onto 2 baking sheets making 2 dozen cookies. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 – 10 minutes. Remove from baking sheets onto wire rack; allow to cool. Meanwhile prepare filling adding cream a little at a time.  Spread filling onto half of the cookies and place remaining cookies on top to make sandwiches.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Peanut Butter Cups – homemade candy

I took a nap today and for some reason was dreaming about buckeyes.  They take so long to make though I decided to take a shortcut and make them as peanut butter cups instead; still a little time consuming but easier to handle instead of dipping the balls one by one. I left the peanut butter mixture a bit softter than typical buckeyes and I used semi-sweet chocolate chips. Choose your favorite type of chocolate for the best results. The paraffin helps make the chocolate a bit smoother and creates a shiny finish to the hardened candy.

Peanut Butter Cups

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbs butter – softened not melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 o.z. paraffin

In medium bowl combine peanut butter and softened butter until smooth.  Stir in powdered sugar and form into small patties to fit inside mini muffin liners – I made about 3 dozen.  They don’t need to be perfectly shaped; dough will be a little sticky but not too hard to handle.  Add a little more powdered sugar if too soft.

Melt chocolate chips and paraffin until smooth.  I used a double boiler; you may prefer a microwave technique.

Spoon about a 1/2 teaspoon of chocolate into muffin liners working with 3 – 4 at a time.  Place peanut butter patty in liner pressing into chocolate.  Top with more chocolate until covered.  I found if I spooned more chocolate on top and “dropped” the peanut butter cup onto baking sheet it would smooth out the chocolate without having to fuss with spreading. Allow to cool and chocolate to harden.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly