What’s not to love about a Toffee Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookie?
I have to start out by saying that while I’m not really a baker, it is something that I truly enjoy doing. While I have made my fair share of cakes and pies, cookies are one treat that has eluded me. I do have my one go-to cookie, courtesy of Alice Medrich, but I’ve pretty much beaten that one into the ground this year, and I knew I needed to expand my cookie repertoire.
I started going through my cookbooks looking for inspiration, there were so many wonderful cookies to choose from, but in the end, I decided upon a cookie that I had seen in my wife’s December edition of Real Simple.
The cover of the issue simply stated “30 impressive make-ahead cookies” and as I looked through the magazine, nothing really grabbed me and then I turned the page to the last cookie, and there it was…….sigh In all its peanut butter glory, looking at me……just begging to be baked.
These cookies were positively delicious but being a novice cookie baker I did a few things wrong.
1) I made the cookies a little too big
2) I overcooked them slightly because they looked too puffy and not done
3) I didn’t think it mattered about moving them onto a wire rack…sigh
Ok, they were still delicious, just a little crunchier than I think they should have been, and you can see by picture how they cracked a bit. Reducing the cooking time would have eliminated some of the cracking and next time I would refrigerate the dough prior to flattening them. That would have kept them from spreading as much.
If you like cookies you make also like these recipes:
- Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cookies
- Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Cookies
- Pistachio Cornmeal Butter Cookies
- Low Sugar Oatmeal Cookies
- Oatmeal Granola Cookies