Whew!!! Today marks a major milestone – the first week of school is in and it was a success. No schedule changes, no forgotten lunches and everyone likes their teachers. Life is good.
Wonderful as this first week has been, it has also been a tiring one – despite the fact that it was short. I know I am not alone in feeling a little worn around the edges – even those without kids are adjusting to the change in the season and schedules – the days are getting a little shorter and the pace is picking up a bit as the holidays start peaking over the horizon.
So with that, I decided to make some basic cookies to end the week. Nothing fancy or complicated – just a good, basic cookie – with a little twist of course but nothing that is going to tax my already overloaded brain. These are great for the lunchbox, for munching during the game, or for your next tailgating party.
So, have a cookie and enjoy… you’ve earned it!!!
Peanut Butterfinger Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter – don’t use natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 2 – 2.1 oz. butterfinger bars, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter with the peanut butter until thoroughly mixed. Add the sugars and beat until creamy. Beat in the egg and the vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until thoroughly combined. Stir in the butterfinger candies.
- Scoop doughinto 1 inch balls and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment. using the palm of your hand, press down to flatten the cookie balls.
- Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack and cool. Eat!!!