Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Peanut Butter Apple Spice Cookies

My latest concoction was actually inspired by none other than this:

Yes, a Vanilla Coke.

I was in my local pharmacy the other day and noticed they had vanilla Coke in the fridge section. It got me thinking about fluffernutter sandwiches. Go ahead and look it up; I'll wait.

With memories of the deliciousness swirling in my head, I decided to go ahead and purchase one, you know, for nostalgic reasons.

I didn't have bread or marshmallow fluff at home and I was too lazy to go to the grocery store so I decided the Vanilla Coke would probably go equally well with apples and peanut butter, which I did have.

While chomping on my snack, the wheels in my head started turning and I started scheming as to how I could combine the apples and peanut butter into some sort of delicious treat. I'd made Peanut Butter Cookies and Apple Spice Cookies, now I just needed to figure out how to combine the two.

And I did.

And the results were awesome.

And may or may not have caused a family rift because nobody wanted to share.

Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
8 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup peeled and chopped apple

Preheat oven to 375.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In a mixer, blend together butter and sugars until smooth. Mix in egg, vanilla and peanut butter. Slowly mix in the flour mixture a little at a time until everything is completely blended. Stir in apples. Drop cookies, about an inch around, onto an ungreased cookie sheet about an inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies from the cookie sheet immediately and place on a cooling rack or wax paper.

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