I’m a big fan of cookies (who isn’t?) and I make batches almost every week for workshops. I made these peanut butter apple cookies for this past weekend and they were a big hit. Peanut butter and apples are a natural combination–think of dipping a slice of apple into a jar of peanut butter! And yet you rarely see them together otherwise. But why not? I took my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe and added some fresh diced apple. Moist, delicious, perfect.
How to make Peanut Butter Apple Cookies:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup diced fresh apple (peeled and cored)
1 1/4 cups flour
Beat butter and peanut butter together with all the ingredients except the apple and flour. Stir in apple then stir in the flour. Wrap and chill dough for about an hour or until easy to handle. Shape into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375-degrees about 8 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies (depends on size of cookies).
These cookies are so easy, so good, and with just that little twist of something different to your average peanut butter cookie to make them special.