March 22, 2013

Cutler's Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies

I shared these cookies on a Guest Post I did for Chef-In-Training the other day.  Now, it is time to share them with you.

I like to call these the BEST of the BEST!
These cookies are any peanut butter and frosting lover's DREAM.

They taste like a peanut butter bar in cookie form

They are truly AMAZING and are the BEST peanut butter and chocolate cookie I have EVER eaten.
Despite having to make two different frostings to go on top, they come together pretty quickly and are WELL worth every minute you will spend in the kitchen.  Your family will go nuts over these, your co-workers will offer to do all of your shredding and your neighbors will offer to mow your lawn for the entire Summer.  Okay, maybe not for the entire Summer, but you know what I mean :)

Make sure to keep that glass of milk close, because you will want it after one or two of these bad boys.

If you are ever in the area, be sure to stop into Cutler's and try some of their other amazing treats.
Cutler's Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies
Cookies:
1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
3 1/4 c. cake flour
1 (12 oz.) bag Reeses Peanut Butter chips (No substitutes)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in center of oven.  Cream together butter, brown sugar, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Add the vanilla and eggs and mix well.  Add the flour and peanut butter chips.  Mix just until flour and chips are blended together.  Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough into 2-inch balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake for 12-13 minutes or until set.  

Cool completely and frost with peanut butter frosting.  Then, frost on top of the peanut butter frosting with the chocolate frosting, being careful to leave a small space between the edge of the two frostings to give it a layered look.  Yield: 3 1/2 - 4 dozen cookies. 

Peanut Butter Frosting
1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. powdered sugar
milk, to reach desired consistency

Cream together butter, peanut butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time until combined.  Add enough milk to reach an easy spreading consistency.

Chocolate Frosting
1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
2 Tbl. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 c. powdered sugar
milk, to reach desired consistency

Beat butter, cocoa and vanilla until combined.  Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time until combined.  Add enough milk to reach an easy spreading consistency.

Jenn's Notes: I made bite sized cookies and regular cookies.  Using a 1-inch scoop, I baked for 9-10 minutes and using a 2-inch scoop, I baked for 12-13 minutes and they are so soft and chewy.  I can't wait to make these again.    


18 comments:

  1. Looks like another winner here Jenn! I love pb and chocolate, but my son-in-law really really really loves it. I think I'll make these next time they stop in for a visit!

    MGM

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    1. You have to make him these for sure. I'm not even joking when I say they are the BEST. I've been trying to think of another excuse to make them again. Seriously so good! - Jenn

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  2. I have a few PB & Choc fanatics in my family....I think I will surprise them with these little guys. They look super nummy! Thanks for sharing. BTW, great website.....although it always makes me hungry! ;-)

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    1. These are any PB & Choc lovers dream. You have got to try them! - Jenn

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  3. Bummer, I really wanted to make these, but we don't have Reeses Peanut Butter chips here... :( I'll just have to dream about them.

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    1. Oh dang. I'm so sorry, because these are so good. - Jenn

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  4. I've never seen a cookie like this, and I love it!! Yummy frosting make those cookies over the top!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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    1. The two different frostings put these over the top. You have got to try them! - Jenn

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  5. Hi Jenn! I found your blog thru the six sisters' blog hop! I'm link #281. These cookies look delicious, great job!

    Have a Sweet Day!
    Heather
    My-Sweet-Mission.com

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  6. These look great,Jenn! I love a soft peanut butter cookie and the frosting on these makes them special.:)

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  7. These look perfectly delicious--can't wait to make them.

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  8. Okay, I kind of have a peanut butter addiction right now. I made 2 desserts with peanut butter tonight! Your cookies look delicious!

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    1. You have got to try this recipe too!

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  9. I made there for our Easter Guests--they were a hit. A Little labor intensive but they made plenty. They were a hit. I'll blog about them this week and link back to you! thanks for sharing.

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    1. They definitely take a little extra time, but are so worth it!!! Glad you liked them!

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  10. I miss Cutler's!! awwww the sugar cookies....

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