Butter me Up!

Happy Monday all!

I am a sucker for a few things in life, one of them being good looking guys. But seriously, we all know my one true love is peanut butter. I drop weak in the knees at the sight of the creamy, gooey, nutty, buttery spread. Peanut Butter completes me. It’s a lifelong long affair that I don’t plan on ending any time soon.  A while back I posted a recipe for Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Toasted Oat Cookies, and let’s just say that they were a hit! Especially among my dad’s co-workers, who have been requesting them ever since. Of course I just had to get creative with another brown butter cookie recipe. 

Because, what is better than butter and peanut butter…together? 


So, this is what you get. A crispy, gooey, peanut-buttery cookie, that pack an extra pb punch with the pb chips. 

The back story on this is that I experimented over the weekend with 3 different healthy dessert recipes. The verdict: I failed miserably, not once, not twice, but THREE times! Then I gave up, grabbed some butter, and went to town with the full-fat good stuff.

 It just goes to show, that everything really is better with butter. 
Share with your co-workers. Or not!

Brown Butter Peanut Butter Chip Cookies:

2 sticks (1 c.) of unsalted butter
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 3/4 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. creamy peanut butter
2 eggs
2 t. pure vanilla extract
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 t. baking soda
3/4 t. salt
1 c. peanut butter chips

1. Heat a large saute pan over medium heat on the stove and melt the butter.
2. Keep your eye on the butter, as it will start to foam and make a crackling noise (watch out, you could get hit by little “spits” of hot butter).
3. After the foam subsides, small brown flecks will start to appear on the bottom of the pan. Once the butter has reached a nice brown color, and has a nutty aroma, turn the heat off. Pour the browned butter in a small bowl and refrigerate until solid again.
4. Using an electric mixer, cream the solid butter, sugar, and peanut butter together until mixed well. Scrape down the side of the bowl.
5. Continue mixing, while adding the eggs one at a time. Make sure each egg is incorporated before adding the next.
6. Add the vanilla. Mix well for a few minutes until the batter is light and fluffy. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula.
7. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
8. With the machine on low, slowly add the flour. Mix until just combined, making sure not to over mix.
9. Fold in the peanut butter chips.
10. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
11. Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes, or until golden on the outside, and slightly gooey on the inside.
12. Allow to cool on a wire rack…or just eat immediately!



  1. I’m sold that these are amazing!

  2. Kelli! Do it! Do it now!

  3. these sound amazing!

  4. Like the idea for brown butter, I will be using it

  5. I’m so glad that I got your blog for SRC! I love these cookies!!

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