Peanut Butter Compost Cookies for #CookieOfTheMonth

Peanut Butter Compost Cookies |

Come to momma!

April is upon us which also means it’s time for Cookie of the Month, the delicious, brilliant brainchild of Jen’s Favorite Cookies. This month’s theme is peanut butter and there is very little on this earth that I love more than peanut butter.

I’ve collected a vast array of ingredients through my two and a half years of blogging. I always have obscene amounts of butter, flour (four different kinds), sugar and chocolate in my house, which means I can whip up a cake or cookie whenever my greedy heart desires. This also means that I have no idea what the hell is in my pantry. Every time I open it, half empty bags of stuff start falling out. I look at the packaging, check best before dates, chuck out what’s way too old to eat and cram everything else back on the shelf from whence it came.

I figured this was the perfect opportunity to do some spring cleaning and use up some of my odds ‘n ends.
Peanut Butter Compost Cookies |

Peanut Butter Compost Cookies (adapted from Leite’s Culinaria)

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temp
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup creamy peanut butter (not natural)
1 large egg, at room temp
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp instant espresso
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
2/3 cup rolled oats
1 cup crushed corn flakes cereal
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips

In the bowl of your stand mixer or in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer, combine the butter and sugars. Cream until light and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Add the peanut butter and mix to combine. Add the egg, vanilla and mix to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, espresso, graham cracker crumbs, oats and corn flakes. Mix to combine.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Add the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and butterscotch chips. Mix only until the chips are evenly distributed.

Using an ice cream scoop or a medium cookie scoop, scoop the batter into balls and place together on a baking sheet. Press the tops of the balls down to flatten. Refrigerate the dough for at least one hour and up to two days. You can also freeze the dough at this point for up to a month.

Peanut Butter Compost Cookies |

I like ’em big (that’s what she said).

Peanut Butter Compost Cookies |

Then I like to whack ’em into submission.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until the tops and sides are golden. If using frozen dough, do not thaw the dough on the counter. Transfer straight from the freezer to the oven. You may require a few extra minutes of baking time for frozen dough. Do not over bake – it’s better to under-bake a bit so that your cookies stay soft and chewy in the centre. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Peanut Butter Compost Cookies |
Then try and stop yourself from eating the entire batch of cookies! And make sure to visit these amazing bloggers for their peanut butter cookie creations:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Peanut Butter Cut Out Cookies from Tastes of Lizzy T
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Bake or Break
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies from The Cooking Actress
Rolo Peanut Butter Blossoms from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints from Crumb: A Food Blog
Peanut Butter and Syrup Cookies from Kelli’s Kitchen
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups from 365 Days of Baking and More
Peanut Butter Cup Sandwiches from Posed Perfection

32 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Compost Cookies for #CookieOfTheMonth

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  4. I bet they are amazing. Some of my favorite recipes of all time are those that just get pulled together with what I have on hand. All those wonderful flavors going on together…swirled around with peanut butter. What could be better? Pinned!

  5. I love these cookies! We call the Cowboy Cookies down here………….they are the best! Haven’t thought of them in years but now I’m going to make your version. YUM!

  6. Oh my gosh, how amazing are these?! Cornflakes and graham crackers with peanut butter and butterscotch chips and chocolate — HEAVEN. I love how well all these flavors go together, even if they’re your odds and ends. You’re a genius, Nancy. Love these!

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  8. Way to clean out the cupboards, Nancy! This cookies are fabulously full of STUFF!

    I finally had to get plastic bins to organize all my sugars and flours and nuts and chips, etc. If you saw my post on Instagram or Facebook, you know I had eight, count them eight, open bags of brown sugar! Such a good feeling not to have them all falling at my feet anymore. Do it!

  9. Omg these look amaaaaaazing Nancy! I love all the odds and ends you chucked in there, it sounds like a perfect combination of flavors. And ps your cupboards sound an awful lot like mine!!! Also your pics are gorgeous! I’m sharing these bad boys all over the place 😉

  10. Perfect timing! I just reorganized my pantry, and it’s amazing how many little dribs and drabs of stuff pile up when you’re baking on the regular. I totally just shoved them all into a box to deal with later… and now, I’m thinking I need to make later happen ASAP, because I need me some of those cookies!

  11. My pantry is the same way. . you don’t want to know how many opened bags/packages of nuts and morsels I have. . these cookies need to happen!!! I LOVE THEM!!!!

  12. You have inspired me dearest Nancy to do some serious spring cleaning! You know you’re naughty right? You’ve got this Ninja Baker thinking about combining mini wheaties (frosted ones!) with peanut butter or almond butter and chocolates! What can I say? You’re a genius in the courtroom and kitchen! XOs

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  15. Don’t I know it! I own 7 different blends of flour. I feel like that’s one too many types. We food bloggers really know how to overload our pantry. Love these gorgeous cookies. They’re so fat and puffy. Pinned.

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