Toffee Malted Cookies

I love cookies.  A lot.  Is there anything better than a plate full of cookies?  I think not.

This cookie recipe from Taste of Home is one of my absolute favorites.  It has great textures with the bits of crushed Whoppers and toffee pieces.  The pudding mix makes them nice and chewy.  Making these cookies is always a good idea.


Toffee Malted Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 (3 1/2 ounce) box vanilla instant pudding mix
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup quick-cooking oat
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup malted milk balls, chopped
3/4 cup English toffee bits

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars.

Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.

Add pudding mix and vanilla.

Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture.

Fold in the malted milk balls and the toffee bits (dough will be stiff)

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets

Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown

Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack

Eat lots.


Mustard Grilled Chicken

It’s official.  Summer is here!  Perfect timing for a grilling recipe!  This recipe is originally from Oprah’s magazine.  My husband isn’t a huge fan of chicken but he even really liked this.   It’s a nice easy meal when you pair it up with a side salad or some pasta salad. 


Mustard Grilled Chicken 

½ cup lemon juice
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
2 tsp basil (I used dried)
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp lemon zest
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

Mix together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and all of the spices in a bowl.  Pour over chicken in a shallow baking dish, turning to coat.  (I use my Tupperware marinader container.  So handy!) 
Marinate in refrigerator, covered, for 2-4 hours.
Grill or broil in the oven.



Welcome to my blog!  Peanut Butter and Bacon was started in order to have a place to organize and remember all of our favorite new recipes I try.   Most recipes are just ones I’ve found off of other blogs, cooking magazines, and Pinterest.  (I will definitely give credit where credit is due!)

Why the name?  Well, who doesn’t love peanut butter and bacon!!?  I’m an extreme bacon lover — my husband and I even  named one of our dogs Bacon!

I’m looking forward to my new venture here and will post a recipe soon!