When I think of Peanut Butter cookies, I think of a big chocolate Hershey’s Kiss in the middle of them. And I think of Christmas as that’s the only time of year that I’ve ever really made them. But it doesn’t have to be just a Christmas cookie! In fact, I saw Dove chocolates in the store that were heart-shaped and it made me think of those cookies!
A simple swap of the Hershey kiss for a Dove heart-shaped chocolate and bam! You have a good Valentine’s Day cookie. Or a good “You Have My Heart” cookie. Or a good “I just wanted to make cookies, okay? I don’t really need a reason to make cookies” kind of cookie. Whatever situation applies.
Peanut butter and chocolate are such a good combination that it makes sense that these cookies would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. I mean, they might be one of the best couples out there. I’m not saying that foods can get married, but if they could…well, I bet chocolate and peanut butter would have the kind of love story that Nicholas Sparks could write about. So creamy. So dreamy. True love!
So make these. Send a love message to someone!
"You Have My Heart" Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1/2 butter, softened
- 1 cup peanut butter(chunky or creamy)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 30 Dove chocolates (a little less than 1 bag)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat the butter and peanut butter together until well mixed. Add the sugars and beat until smooth.
- Add the egg and mix well. Add the milk and vanilla. Mix well.
- Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix.
- Roll into balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. You can roll the cookie balls in a bowl of sugar, if desired - but it's optional.
- Gently flatten the cookies with the back of the fork a couple of times, crossing over each other.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Let cook for a minute or two, then, if using, place the Dove chocolate in the middle of the cookie.
- Let cool completely so that the chocolate doesn't get smooshed if you're going to put them in a container for later. If you need the chocolate to set quicker, place in the refrigerator.
Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She tries to coupon, builds a smart stockpile, and always meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.