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August 8, 2013

Toffee Peanut Butter Cookies


Toffee Peanut Butter Cookies
Toffee Peanut Butter Cookies


My oldest survived his first day of 2nd grade. I was worried how my youngest would do with not going to school until next year, but he was a trooper. His biggest complaint was waking up at 7 am this morning. I really don't blame him, it takes a couple of weeks for everyone in the house to re-adjust to a school schedule. It was nice to be able to sit down with a cup of coffee this morning while my youngest was playing in his bedroom. I could feel the stress of the summer melting off of me. Don't get me wrong there will be lots of homework, school events, sports etc this school year. However, there will also be the school hours where I only have one child. With two boys all I have heard this summer has been lots of noise. I had no idea how much noise a 4 and 7 year old boy can possibly make while in the same house for two months. Mommy needed a break. After my cup of coffee I spent the rest of the day cleaning up after summer. Every year after school starts I spend a day going through the house and taking things to donate. I ended up with two bags of old toys from my boy's room so I made decent progress and my house stayed nice and quiet until the bus came. To celebrate the start of the school year, I did a little baking. Today I tried a new recipe for Toffee Peanut Butter Cookies from the Hershey's website.
Owingsville, Kentucky
Owingsville, Kentucky

This recipe has10 ingredients. It takes 25 minutes of total time, 15 minutes is which is active and makes 36 cookies. I made a number of significant changes to the original recipe. First, I changed the all-purpose flour to gluten free flour. I found that I had to add slightly more gluten free flour in order for the dough to come together and not be too thin and spread during baking. I only had a half of a bag of toffee chips left, so I added the entire amount into the dough instead of following the procedure in the recipe. It made the texture of the cookie more what I was desired.
Downtown Owingsville, Kentucky
Downtown Owingsville, Kentucky

Gluten free baking can be hit or miss, but these cookies turned out well. I made a batch with regular flour also and according to my kids they were great. I slightly increased the baking time since they didn't appear fully browned at 8 minutes. This recipe would also be delicious with a combination of the toffee chips and dark chocolate chips. I love anything with dark chocolate.

For the recipe go to Toffee Peanut Butter Cookies.

Toffee Peanut Butter Cookies


Recipe Type: Dessert
Summary:
A recipe for peanut butter cookies with toffee chips. Take only 8 minutes to bake.
Preparation Time: 0h, 15m
Cooking Time: 0h, 8m
Total Time: 0h, 25m
Yield: 36 cookies

26 comments:

  1. Oh what m friend has in store for herself! She has a two month old and an almost four year old...I think she'll be your shoes sooner than she knows it!

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    1. They will definitely be loud in a few years :) And fight all the time! They also love each other though and stick up for one another, which is really cute!

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  2. The cookies look great! Can't go wrong with toffee!

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  3. I'm so glad the first day went well! The cookies look delicious, I'm always happy to try another cookie recipe. :)

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    1. I'm glad it went well too :) Cookies are my weakness too!

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  4. Glad the first day of school went well. I usually start getting the kids up early the week before so that way they complain less come the first day back lol.

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    1. They have been getting up early, but they still weren't happy about having to walk to the bus :)

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  5. Enjoy your school year. :)

    Ours don't go back until September.

    The cookies sound/look good. I like the pictures you put up, they make me want to take a weekend trip. :)

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    1. When I was growing up we went back in September too, but here we go back pretty early.

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  6. So pleased the first day of school was a success. And I know what you mean about the kids being noisy - sheesh! But then when I have my girlfriends here, I reckon we can make more noise that them!! Those cookies would smell good :-) Cheers, Alison

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    1. I agree that a group of women can be pretty loud as well :) The cookies smelled yummy when they were baking!

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  7. These cookies look yummy! Glad your boy is back to school and you get a little breather :)

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    1. Thanks :) The first two days went great, they have a new pet rat that he won't stop talking about!

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  8. I'll never get back on my diet after a week off reading you blog! Cookies!

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    1. Sorry :) I have a cookie weakness too!

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  9. They look delicious! I want to have a try at them! Thanks

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    1. Thanks :) They turned out really good, the toffee was yummy!

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  10. My kids starts school in approximately 5 days and I know their biggest complaint is going to be waking up early. They have to be on the bus by 6:50 so they're up at 6 but it will be great to have them out the house. Finally some peace and quiet until about 3:30. Those cookies look delicious and I love those pictures of downtown Kentucky. I've never been there before, looks like a quaint old town to visit. :)

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    1. We are lucky that we only live about a mile from school so my kids don't have to wake up until 7 :) I agree completely about the peace and quiet during the day, it's so nice! The town is where my husband's side of the family lives, it's about an 1 1/2 from here.

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  11. I love to make cookies but I don't because it is just me and the hubby. Your cookies pics makes me want to make some. maybe I can giveaway half to the neighbors so I won't have to worry about eating too many.

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    1. I share a lot of my food :) Plus I have two boys that eat everything!

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  12. You have the best photos! Where is Owingsville? I have family in KY, on the western side of the state. I love those gorgeous old buildings (and the cookies look delish too!!) I'm glad your oldest got through his first day of 2nd grade and you got to have a little quiet time :)

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    1. It's about 45 minutes outside of Lexington. It's where my husband's family lives. Thanks for the sweet comments :)

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  13. These sound delicious! I can't believe it is back to school time already. Here, the kids don't go back until after Labor Day, but it is so weird that kids in other areas of the country have already started. Where did summer go??

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    1. We start earlier since we get out early. It gets warm in the beginning of June here and many of the schools don't have air conditioning. Summer has gone by so fast, I agree!

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