Friday, October 17, 2014

Mom's Peanut Butter Chip Cookies with Pecans

Moms always make the best cookies, and my Mom's no exception to the rule. Growing up, she made fabulous Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Hermits, Classic Peanut Butter Cookies as well as the world's best Nanaimo Bars. Recently she's added a few more tasty little treats to her cookie repertoire, like these addictive Peanut Butter Chip Cookies with Pecans. Made with a selection of readily available ingredients like Reese's peanut butter chips and cereals such as President's Choice Crunchy Maple Almond Cereal, or more recently, Post Great Grains Nut Medley, these cookies are easy to make and downright delicious!

Mom's Peanut Butter Chip Cookies with Pecans
Makes about 2 dozen

1 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour
1 1/2 cups Post Great Grains Nut Medley
1 cup Reeses peanut butter chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cream the butter and brown sugar in a standing mixer, then beat in the egg and vanilla. Blend the flour and maple almond cereal into the creamed mixture then stir in the peanut butter chips and chopped pecans. Drop the batter by the teaspoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, spaced about 1-inch apart and flatten slightly with a fork. Bake at 325°F for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned. Allow the cookies to cool before removing them from baking sheet then dry on a wire rack before storing them in an airtight container.