Always a fan of candy in cupcakes AND peanut butter cookies, I’m shocked I haven’t tried these before — but they will certainly become a staple for weekly cookie bakes because they were outrageously good :) the perfect saltiness of peanut butter mixed with caramel made for an unreal flavor combination that cannot be beat!
You will need:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 XL PayDay candy bars, cut into cubes
Pre-heat your oven to 350. Place butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl. Cream until well combined. Add egg and vanilla, stirring to combine. Stir in peanut butter then add flour, baking soda, salt and PayDay chunks. Stir until dough forms. With medium cookie scoop, place dough onto prepared baking sheet, 1 inch apart. With the tines of a fork, press each cookie slightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes and remove from oven. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing. These babies are just as good whether they are warm or fully cooled, so pour a glass of milk and enjoy!