Sunday, May 08, 2005

Peanut Butter Cereal Cookies

Peanut Butter Cereal Cookie PicturePeanut Butter Cereal Cookies (Adapted from Cook's Country)

1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch cereal
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
5 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon water

Preheat oven to 350

In a food processor, add 1/3 cup flour and cereal - pulse mixture until the cereal is finely ground. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda and salt - pulse until completely combined.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together 4 tablespoon softened butter, peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the melted butter, egg and vanilla until combined. Add the water and mix just until absorbed.

Scoop out the dough using a tablespoon cookie scoop and roll each piece into a ball. Use the bottom of a glass or measuring cup to flatten the cookies until they are about 1/2" thick. Use a fork to make the crosshatch on top. Bake until the cookies are lightly golden around the edges, but the centers are still soft - about 10 to 14 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 24 cookies.

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  1. You can get PEANUT BUTTER CAPTAIN CRUNCH???? I have to get some! I know I would LOVE these cookies!

  2. I will be looking for peanut butter captain crunch as well.. !

  3. Janet - Oh yea! There are quite a few flavors... including chocolate!

    Hendria - Hope you can find a box!

  4. hey. i was a HUGE fan of peanut butter captain crunch until i found a better peanut butter cereal.

    REESE's peanut butter puffs. i swear these are pure heaven- perfect bliss! a great way to enjoy reese's without actually eating the fatty peanut butter cups.

    if you like PB cap'n crunch, you should like reese's better!!

  5. Nat - we like Reeses puffs, but I love the crunch in Cap'n crunch a bit better!

  6. these are THE BEST peanut butter cookies EVER! i really like your modifications of the cooks country recipe, and now i'm going to use some of my huge box of capn crunch on those peanut butter sandwich cookies that are calling out to me...thank you!

  7. Catherine - Awesome! I'm glad you liked the cookies!