11/19/11

Candy Stuffed Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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I know it's been way too long since I last posted... Shame on me but I had some technical issues (no computer). But my baking fever hasn't ceased. It is still on high gear so I have some pretty delicious recipes that are waiting to be posted :) 
But first thing first, I wanted to share this allegedly heavenly cookies. Let me tell you. These cookies are filled with snickers. Some of 'em are filled with caramel. Some of 'em are just simply with reeses. Can you honestly say that you'd resist these? Oh and they are with oatmeal and peanut butter. There is some serious richness going on here. You don't like overly sweet things? Don't worry, I don't either. That's why there is an awful lot of salt on top... AND this is how these cookies go to the next level. 

Okay, I think I owe you an explanation how I came up with this pretty bizarre creation. 
I wanted peanut butter like crazy. I'd been craving it for a veeery long time but would you think that it is so difficult to get some GOOD peanut butter in hungary? Well, it is a pretty tricky deal, indeed. So after browsing through amazon, e-bay and all kinds of other sites I ended up making my own. I thought I did a quite good job until I tasted it. 


It looked really yum and I made it with maple syrup and I made it the way I like it: crunchy. But something just went wrong...I added too much peanut oil. It got too sweet. I forgot to add salt. So everything that could have gone wrong, it had. I was bummed. So what to do with it when it is impossible to eat raw? 

Make some peanut butter cookies, of course! Only, had I known that it will mess up the cookies, as well! 
The first bite to the cookies was a huge disappointment. I could taste the nasty homemade peanut butter of mine. So what to do? I won't just throw the entire batch out...in such days when wasting anything seems so reckless. So.... I thought stuffing some candy inside would make it a little better. Add some salt on top, just in case...And voila! :) Enjoy!

Candy Stuffed Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

113 grams butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
160 grams flour
1 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips or 2 chocolate bars, diced
small pieces of candy - snickers, caramel, reese's PB cups, mars or any kind
salt

Cream butter and sugar together. Add peanut butter and the egg. Mix it until fluffy. Add vanilla. In another bowl mix flour, baking powder, oats and a pinch of salt. Add the dry ingredients gradually to the wet mixture. Add in the chocolate. Form little balls and put a piece of candy on them. 


Place another cookie ball on the candy and make it into one big cookie ball. Sprinkle salt on top generously. 


Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes on 170C.



2 comments:

  1. I love your cookies...These are the candy bars we grew up loving. Well, I missed them terribly. I refrain from buying too much of them since I don't want my kids to get used too high sugar in their diet. But a little treat won't hurt them especially this holiday season. Incorporating them in cookies is genius! Great post!

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  2. Thank you! I never eat these candies, either! But a few times a year can't be that bad ;)Candy in cookies really are awesome! Much better than eating candy plain...

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