Peanut Butter and Heath Cookies

You all know about my obsession with peanut butter…

But you may not know about my obsession with toffee/Heath.

I realize this may be the first time I have used Toffee in a recipe on my blog…

Blasphemy.

When it came to playing house on the playground as a kid,  you usually decided who you were going to play with by asking a simple question: “Do you want to be the Daddy or the baby?”Assuming that the person asking has dibs on being Mommy.

Well, no one wanted to be the Daddy so there was usually a fight for the role of baby…which meant TIE BREAKER…and whichever answer “mommy” liked most, won.

Resulting in the obvious question.

“What is your favorite candy??”

I was the unfortunate, skrawny kid who always said “Skor” bars were my favorite.

My answer was most commonly followed by a dirty look and a fist pump from the girl next to me who just said “Skittles”. Placing me in the obvious role of Daddy…

It was fine though. Don’t feel bad for me. I just used my seniority to yell at my wife and spank the baby…

Everything I needed to know about life I learned on the playground…or something along those lines.

Now that I am older I’ve realized that most people love toffee and will gladly stuff their faces with anything involving the wonderfully crunchy candy.

And I’ve come to 2 realizations:

1. I will always have my love for Skor bars in common with all people over the age of 75 (even if their teeth can’t handle them).

2. I will high five any kid I ever see eating a Skor bar (that may never happen, but I’m keeping my eyes peeled).

So now that I have bored you with useless facts about my life and said the words “Skor bar” more than I ever needed to in one day…

Lets talk about these cookies.

They are the same as every cookie recipe, plus some peanut butter and some Heath bits.

Once you roll the dough into balls, you dip them in the reserved toffee bits!

The toffee stays crunchy in some parts, but melts into a caramel in others. It all mixes in with the chocolate and that slight hint of peanut butter…HEAVEN

The only way these cookies could taste any better would be if they were wrapped around an Oreo cookie.

Had I been on the ball, I would have realized it was Oreo’s 100th Birthday this week and I would have included them somewhere in my baking…whoops.

Maybe next time?

Recipe: Peanut Butter and Heath Cookies

2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Cup Butter, softened

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

2 Eggs

2 Teaspoons Vanilla

1 1/3 Cups (8oz bag) Heath Toffee Bits

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.

In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and peanut butter.

Once well incorporated add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition and add vanilla at this time too.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.

Add flour mixture to creamed batter and mix until well combined.

Stir in toffee bits until just combined.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Roll dough into small (1 1/4 inch) balls and dip the tops of the cookies into reserved toffee bits.

Place dip-side up on baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until edges begin to lift from baking sheet.

Place on a cooling rack, makes about 30-40 small cookies.

I got this recipe from the bakerella website. She’s best known for her beautiful cake pops.

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