One cookie three ways.

Here’s a basic peanut butter cookie recipe I found recently while perusing my Aunt’s cookbook, Hospitality Southern Style. This cookie is so simple. So simple in fact that I decided to jazz it up not one, not two, but three different ways. It’s a peanut butter cookie extravaganza y’all!

Of course, this peanut butter cookie is just fine all on its own, no doubt. But sometimes it’s fun to switch things up a bit.

Here we go! The first combo…

Peanut Butter & Nutella Cookies

Can you say “Lawsie mercy that tastes good!” ?

Say it.

“Lawsie mercy that tastes good!”

Cookie + Nutella + Cookie = “Lawsie mercy that tastes good!”

The cookies for these were made with about a 2 teaspoon dough ball, pressed with a flat bottomed glass, baked at 350° for 10-12 minutes (just until starting to brown).

Moving on…

Chocolate Chip Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Now, admittedly, after the Nutella, the chocolate chips just didn’t measure up, but they’re a quick addition that most of us have on hand.

Just stuff several chocolate chips into the middle of a ball of cookie dough.

Run for your life it’s a giant hand!

No, wait, it comes bearing cookies.

Make sure to seal it up real nice.

I used about 6 chocolate chips for an approximately 2 teaspoon dough ball. It wasn’t quite chocolaty enough, so stuff in as many chocolate chips as you can fit and still be able to cover up with the cookie dough.

These were made with about a 2 teaspoon dough ball (do not press down), baked at 350° for about 10-13 minutes, or again until just starting to brown.

Next, and certainly not least…

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich

Dear me…

Gotta say it, Lawsie mercy these taste good!

Basically make bigger cookies, then sandwich a scoop of your favorite ice cream between two cookies and gently press together. Eat right away or wrap in plastic wrap and place in freezer.

For these peanut butter ice cream sandwiches I used about a 2 tablespoon ball of dough, pressed down with a flat bottomed glass for an even and crispy cookie. Then bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes (once again, just when beginning to brown).

Those were just a few ideas. I’m sure you have many more you can share. Please don’t hesitate to leave a link or mention your favorite cookie combos.

Enjoy!

Do you have any fun cookie combos to share? Can’t wait to hear about them. Leave a link if you’d like!

Basic Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
 
Adapted from Carole Radford's Hospitality Southern Style.
Serves: Makes 4 dozen small cookies.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup/8 0z. unsalted butter (cold)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Measure 3 cups of flour and sift. Measure 3 cups of flour again and sift with baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat butter until smooth, add sugars and combine well.
  4. Beat eggs and add to butter/sugar, mix until smooth.
  5. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Mix well.
  6. Add flour mixture and mix to a stiff batter.
  7. Form into balls and place on a greased or parchment/silicon lined cookie sheet.
  8. Press with flat bottomed glass or with hand (or you could make that cute little fork, criss-cross thingy too).
  9. Bake in 350° until just starting to brown, anywhere from 9-13 minutes depending on cookie thickness and size.
  10. Dough also may be rolled, covered with parchment or wax paper, placed in refrigerator for a few hours and sliced to desired thickness. Dough may be frozen for later use as well.

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Comments

  1. 1

    says

    Ooh love all the cookie ideas! I love these flexible cookies.
    Everything looks so gorgeous! I’ve got my eyes on those peanut butter nutella ones! :)

  2. 3

    Rose in Ohio (@RoseMillsOhio) says

    Bless your little heart for this recipe! Yall are speaking my language now (but those peanut butter cookies would be good in any language)!

  3. 4

    says

    Oh, that is just wrong to make me wake up to this kind of torture!! I have to go make egg beaters and dry toast after seeing that peanut butter and nutella sandwich? You’ve got to be kidding me! Oh, those pictures will haunt me for the rest of the day! :-)

  4. 5

    says

    Such a cute post. I love your ideas, nutella being the fave! I need to make me some ice cream sandwiches. Ice cream sandwiches tend to make people happy, don’t they?

  5. 6

    the country cook says

    YUM. I made peanut butter cookies last night…now if only I had some ice cream to stuff in the middle…

  6. 7

    Thomas says

    FUGGG That looks soooo f’in scrumptious right now. Amy are you married and would you like to be my wife?

  7. 9

    says

    HOLY YUM PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES! :D:D:D:D:D:D I love anything to do with peanut butter! But… it’s lacking the traditional fork pattern?! o.O

    I love the nutella idea the best… I’d probably only be able to eat half though, since a peanut butter cookie alone is already rich enough for me! :P

    Wei-Wei

  8. 13

    says

    my preference would be d)all of the above. yes…stuffed cookies with ice cream and chocolate squished in between. :)

  9. 19

    says

    Did I ever tell you of my obscene love for all things peanut butter :) Thanks for helping to feed my addiction. Those ice cream sammies are stunning.

  10. 20

    Kristen says

    Yeah – would you believe to this day I still have not tried Nutella? Can you believe it? Turning in my food blogging credentials now. I’m not worthy.

  11. 22

    says

    Peanut butter cookies are the very best, then when you put ice cream in between two, even better.

    Lovely ideas and photos!! I am inspired to go bake some right now.

  12. 23

    Kellie says

    Looks really good! What about stuffing nutella INSIDE the cookie :D what a wonderful surprise it’ll be!

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