This recipe comes from the murder mystery book The Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke. The book is from a series, and all the book titles follow the "The (baked good) Murder" format. Each novel has several recipes in it. I first purchased one of the books randomly at the grocery store a couple of months ago, and have come to really enjoy the series. The stories aren't particularly suspenseful, and the writing style doesn't charm me like some authors, but they just really appeal to me for some reason and are almost comforting to read. They're the mashed potatoes and mac and cheese of my home library!Anyway, I have a lifelong love of all things peanut butter, but peanut butter cookies rarely live up to my standards of peanut butteriness. The flavor is usually too weak. I love a really good PB cookie, but have only found two recipes that are good enough. One is this one and the other I haven't posted on the blog yet. I decided to try this version because the name appealed to me (Peanut Butter Melts, interesting!), the melted butter seemed interesting, and I liked that it has molasses. It also has a full cup of PB, which seemed promising!
Preheat oven to 375 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Beat together melted butter, sugar, vanilla, and molasses. Mix in baking soda, baking powder, and salt, then mix in peanut butter until well combined. Add eggs and mix again until well combined. Add flour and mix just until the dough comes together.
Yield: I got exactly 50 cookies from this recipe.