If you haven’t read my about me section, you don’t know about my
love for affair with obsession with peanut butter. I consider peanut butter to be its own food group, as in I need to eat 6 giant spoonfuls a day in order to survive. I’m not even kidding. How could I be? Have you tasted peanut butter? It’s heavenly.
I don’t really remember when this obsession started, but I do know that almost anything with peanut butter is an automatic warning signal for my stomach to grumble with excitement, my mouth to water in anticipation, and my hands to blindly grab as much as possible. Think about it. Peanut butter sandwiches. Fabulous. Peanut butter M&M’s. Addicting. Peanut butter and bananas. Amazing. Peanut butter ice cream. Mouthwatering. And, then there’s peanut butter and Oreos.
I blame Parent Trap. I learned three things from watching this movie. First, I needed to come up with a ridiculously cool handshake for my best friend and I (you’ll be sad to know that fourteen years later, it’s still a work in progress). Second, Lindsay Lohan was a twin. I thought there were two of her and to be honest, I was really disappointed when I found out she was twinless. Third, peanut butter and Oreos are a must have.
So, of course, I had to try it, and now I can’t eat Oreos without peanut butter. It’s a real problem. Oreos are decent on their own, but smothering, covering, drenching, dipping, or drowning them in peanut butter is like walking on rainbows. You can’t help but smile as you bite the cookie and do a little happy dance as you eat it.
And since no one likes to dance alone, I’m slowly trying to convert the world into peanut butter and Oreo lovers. This is my first (and definitely not my last) attempt to convince you. These cookies taste exactly like dipping an Oreo into the jar of peanut butter. So, if you’re a fan of that, you’ll love these. The cookies are super soft and chewy with a little crunch from the crumbled Oreo pieces and have the perfect creamy peanut butter undertone. I suggest pouring yourself a large glass of milk, grabbing a handful of cookies, and preparing yourself for the huge smile that’s about to cross your face.
Peanut Butter ‘n Oreo Cookies
Recipe adapted from Erica’s Sweet Tooth
½ cup (one stick) salted butter, at room temperature
6 tablespoons granulate sugar
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ cups creamy peanut butter
13 Oreos, crushed into small chunks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together butter and both sugars, until light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla and egg. Mix until well combined.
In another bowl, combine the salt, baking soda, and flour.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
Add the peanut butter and mix thoroughly.
In a Ziploc bag, crush up the Oreos into small chunks.
Fold Oreos into the mixture.
Scoop about a tablespoon of dough (per cookie) onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 11-12 minutes.
Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let them cool slightly before eating.