Eric and I love being able to enjoy a couple freshly baked cookies - without the guilt of having a bunch of leftovers lingering tempting us to over-indulge!  This recipe makes 8 cookies - perfect!


Ingredients:


  1. -1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  2. -Pinch of baking soda

  3. -Pinch of salt

  4. -1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

  5. -2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  6. -2 teaspoons well-beaten egg or egg substitute

  7. -1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  8. -1/3 cup chunky peanut butter

  9. -1 1/2 Tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats

  10. -Half of a 1.8 to 2 ounce Snickers Peanut Butter candy bar, cut into cubes

  11. -Granulated sugar, for flattening the cookies


Directions:


Place the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and whisk to blend.


Place the brown sugar, butter, beaten egg and vanilla in a medium-size mixing bowl and beat with a hand-held electric mixer on low speed until blended, about 1 minute.  Beat in the peanut butter until blended, about 20 seconds.  Add the flour mixture, reduce the mixer speed to low, and beat until the dough is blended, about 30 seconds.  Stir in the oats and candy bar cubes.


Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees.  Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil (I used a silicone baking mat).


Drop the dough by heaping Tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing the mounds 1 1/2 inches apart.  Spoon about 2 Tablespoons of granulated sugar into a shallow dish.  Dip the bottom of a glass into the sugar and use it to slightly flatten the cookies.  Repeat, dipping the glass in sugar before flattening each cookie.  Place the baking sheet in the freezer to chill the cookies for 15 minutes.


Bake the cookies until they are golden, 15 to 20 minutes.


Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool until the cookies begin to firm, about 5 minutes.  Then use a spatula to remove the cookies and place them on the rack, and let them cool completely (if you can wait that long)!!  ENJOY!!