Back to school time always makes us think of our Nana’s peanut butter cookies. Nana was a traditionalist—just peanut butter and chopped peanuts. But for an extra bit of fun, add peanut butter baking chips, which are the third peanut component in these triple peanut butter cookies from Zulka Morena.
Variations: Substitute toffee chips, chocolate chips or white chocolate chips for the peanut butter chips. Or, amp up the peanut profile with flavored peanuts (Planter’s, for example, makes Chipotle Peanuts, Cocoa Peanuts, Salted Caramel Peanuts and Smoked Peanuts). You can also add raisins or dried cherries or cranberries (we’re keen on the dried cherries).
For Halloween, add a bit of candy corn!
You won’t have a triple PB cookie, but you will have something equally delicious.
Snack time! Photo courtesy Zulka.
From a family-owned company that does
things the right way. Photo courtesy Zulka.
1. WHISK together the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. COMBINE the butter and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 15 second intervals until melted. Add the vanilla extract and stir until combined and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
3. BEAT the eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer until pale and slightly thickened. Add the sugars and mix well. Pour the peanut butter mixture in and mix well, scraping down the sides when necessary.
4. ADD the flour mixture and mix on low until combined. Add the one tablespoon of milk and mix again. Add the peanuts and peanut butter chips and stir by hand until combined. Chill the dough at least one hour, up to overnight before baking. When ready to bake…
5. PREHEAT the oven to 325°F. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone bake mats. Scoop out rounded heaping tablespoon and a half sized dough balls and place on the cookie sheets about 2” apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are slightly golden. Do not over bake.
6. COOL on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, or freeze for up to 3 months.
More than 100 years ago, the Zulka family built mills among the lush sugar fields of Mexico, in a tropical area ideal for sugar cane farming. They remain a family-run company, continually investing and modernizing so that these same facilities can process more than six million tons of fresh-cut sugarcane each year.
All of the sugar cane they process comes from local small family farms, owned by hard-working people who are dedicated to producing top quality sugar cane. “We are proud of our workers, partners, and product,” says Zulka.
With most sugar coming from enormous, soul-less companies, it’s a great mission to support. Check the store locator to see where you can buy Zulka products.
You can also find it on Amazon.com in white sugar, brown sugar and individual white sugar packets.
The company will soon be introducing powdered sugar and chili sugar, with a touch of chili spice.
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