It’s back to school time and whether the kiddies had a bad day or they came home with an A on their last test I have the perfect recipe for you. These cookies are sure to brighten up any bad day or reward good grades. I mean what is better than a bunch of candy and chocolate stuffed into peanut butter cookies? The answer is nothing! My little cookie monster (my boyfriend, Pete) devoured these and there were none left to bring in to share with the office.
I know I am usually the one to bring you these tempting, unhealthy recipes, but as long as you stay active and eat healthy the majority of the time, it’s ok to splurge. Everyone deserves a cheat day right? Or two or three or four… Plus instead of using store bought peanut butter I used homemade peanut butter (recipe in link below) I already had stored in the pantry. At least I am skipping the preservatives in the peanut butter. Which means they are healthy right?
Adapted from Mrs. Schwartz’s Kitchen
1/2 cup or 1 stick of Kelapo coconut oil (at room temperature)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup mini m&ms
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 peanut butter chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Start by combining the coconut oil, brown and white sugars in a large bowl using a hand/stand mixer or just stir with a spoon until completely mixed. Add the peanut butter, stir again. Add the egg and vanilla, stir.
Add baking soda and flour and stir just until combined. Stir in the m&ms, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.
Scoop using a cookie scoop measuring about 2 tablespoons onto a cookie sheet sprayed with coconut oil cooking spray. Press down gently with spatula as they do not spread on their own.
Bake for 9-10 minutes but no longer. You want these to stay soft. Remove from the oven and let cool on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes then move to a cooling rack.