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Monday, August 15, 2011

Peanut Butter & Cracker Jack Cookies

I really should just start calling this blog 'Peanut Butter & All The Fixins' because almost everything I post seems to have something to do with peanut butter. I was inspired by a local cookie bakery whose cookies always seem to end up at my office but...guess what? I can't remember the name of the place! Regardless, they made a peanut butter cookie with caramel popcorn and I was jealous they thought of it first (obviously why I can't remember their name well enough to give them credit here!) No, I joke. I only wish mine were as good as theirs.

Preheat oven to 350


  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup white sugar (for those who care, I used Stevia this time and recommend "splurging" with white sugar. Let's be real, it just tastes better.)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

  • As much Cracker Jack as you can fit in the bowl of dough without overpowering the dough


  • Line the baking sheet(s) with parchment paper

  • Sift together the dry ingredients

  • In a separate bowl, mix the peanut butter and butter until smooth

  • Add sugars and mix, then mix in eggs

  • Gradually add the flour mixture

  • Mix in chocolate chips

  • Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes

  • Add the Cracker Jacks once you are ready to bake, or else they might get soggy sitting in the dough while it refrigerates

  • Roll dough into 1" balls and flatten slightly onto the sheet

  • Bake for about 13 minutes or until golden brown