For some reason these haven’t been very “lava-like” for some of you. I don’t know why, my peanut butter had lots of oil on the top and that may have had something to do with the outcome?! Hopefully, they’re still tasty enough to enjoy as peanut butter cookies, if for some reason they don’t ooze for you..lol. 🙂
I think the only thing better than Peanut Butter, is warm, ooey-gooey Peanut Butter. Like when you make Peanut Butter Toast and those liquidy puddles of Peanut Butter take your senses to a simple, yet, complex state of taste bud euphoria! 🙂 There’s almost nothing better!
Uhh…almost! Now imagine being able to grab all of that melty Peanut Butter greatness in the palm of your hand~anytime you want. Heck, grab one for each hand! These Peanut Butter Lava Cookies are buttery, flaky, sugary little gems that will totally explode upon lip-impact!
Grab a glass of Milk, you’ll need it!
What you’ll need for 14 Drippy Peanut Butter Cookies:
1 box of Pillsbury Pie Crust
Approx. 2 cups of Creamy peanut Butter…
1/2 cup Sugar
Unroll the Pie Crust, and smear one of them with an even layer of Peanut Butter…
Put the other Pie Crust on top and cut out approx. 3″ cookies…
Give them a little toss in some sugar, and that classic Peanut Butter Cookie fork design…
Bake them on a parchment lined baking sheet at 350 for approx. 12 minutes, or until they’re slightly golden and firm.
Let them cool…
Thennn..toss them in, yep….more Sugar~
Check them out…
Maybe share a few..??
And grab a plate for you…
Find a private spot, and open up! ~Enjoy! 🙂
Got mine in the over right now. Saw that people were having issues so I only used one pie crust. Will do the other one if these turn out great. If not, I will use the other crust to make pie. Win-win to me.
Mine also came out with dry peanut butter. I still ate them though. Cause. Sugar and peanut butter and sugar and pie crusts and sugar. Did I mention the sugar? I think for the rest of them though I may break them in half and line a baking pan and make something else with the now cooked and sugar coated pie crust.
I had to try this. So… I used Jif “Natural” because I had it. I’ve definitely seen more oily peanut butters, so maybe some people should try those also. Mine had been around, so I added in the extra oil that was on the top. Organic peanut butter is a good buy though. Not sure if a fresh bottle of Natural Jif would have worked as well (I opened a new one also, and it had no oil on top).
These turned out well for me! With some alterations.
SO. Here’s what I did:
I smeared the peanut butter as directed (didn’t measure it though. Sorry!) and to combat the dryness, I sprinkled a good amount of brown sugar over the peanut butter, and I also added peanut butter morsels and milk chocolate morsels, and smeared it all up together and then just a bit more brown sugar.
I cut smaller cookies… maybe 2 inches? I used the plastic screw-lid from a tall Planters peanut container. haha. Then I pressed them into a white sugar and brown sugar mixture and for good measure, used a spoon to push down the edges. I’d say the cookies were maybe 1/4 inch thick before baking.
Then I baked them for 7 minutes at 410 degrees. Took them out, mushed more white/brown sugar mix onto them, and then baked for another minute or two.
They came out pretty good! Although somehow, still not very sweet. And 3 out of 3 people didn’t taste the chocolate morsels. No idea how that happened. Anyway… I experimented some more.
Sweeten them (after they’re done!)
For non-chocolate, but sweeter cookies, I made a simple sugar mixture (white sugar, a bit of water, microwave maybe 20 seconds-ish or until it melts), and brushed that onto the top with a butter brush. It brushed some of the granulated sugar away, which was fine, because it added the sweetness and the extra sugar coating was no longer necessary. Test your simple-sugar mixture on a small part first! I had to adjust my water/sugar ratio.
If it’s too sweet, add more water to your sugar and microwave again, or of course add more sugar or honey for a sweeter mixture.
I also tried honey on top. It was pretty good.
Chocolate & Peanut Butter variation:
I’d skip the chocolate morsels inside since they got lost and just stick with peanut butter/peanut butter morsels/brown sugar inside.
I melted some Weis grocery store brand milk chocolate melting wafers (way better than Hershey’s, in my opinion) in the microwave and smeared that over some of the cookies. Very tasty.
After taking the cookies out after 7 minutes, I put a generous glob of jelly (grape) on them and put them back in until the jelly started to melt. However, I should have done that sooner. It took longer for the jelly to melt than I’d anticipated. So maybe remove the cookies after 5 minutes and add a glob of jelly (smear it evenly around). And bake for the remaining 3 or 4 minutes.
The PB&J might be my favorite… 😀 Hard to find a good and soft PB&J cookie. What I love about these is they actually taste like peanut butter! And yay they’re soft! The brown sugar probably helped though, which was why I added it in so much.
Kat, thank you for this. You’ve helped lots of people here…happy holidays! 🙂
Hey! Aw, thanks! You too!
I was wondering… was there a reason you decided to use pie crust instead of like flattening out some pre-made sugar-cookie dough? Just because it was already flattened? I did really like just being able to open the package and plop it on the paper. haha. But have you tried it with that, or do they not work out so well?
Sunbutter would probably be great for these. Tastes just like peanut butter (better imo) and is a thinner consistency so would probably be gooier for anyone that had a problem
Can I please have the recipe for the penut butter laba cookies please…. They look amazing!!!
They look good
They look so good. I would like the ingrediend so l can see that I,m not allergy
Don’t you send the receipe to anyone. Peanut butter lava cookies.
I really would like to make them they look so god
I would like this recipe please
Can I get the recipe to the peanut butter lava cookies please.
Can you PLEASE send me the recipe to the peanut butter lava cookies!!!
This is my kind of cookie recipe. Easy. and oozing peanut butter. Can’t wait to try this and some variations. Thank you!
Could I get the recipe too?
I’m going to add some chocolate chips to the peanut butter and see how that works out
I thought I was the only one who ate peanut butter toast. LOL
would this work w sugar cookie dough instead of pie dough?