Thursday, July 30, 2015

Peanut Butter Cap'N Crunch Cookies

     The other day I had a weird existential moment. The dog was barking, The Spud was screaming and I was slowly losing my mind. For whatever reason, the sanest thing to do was not head for the liquor cabinet, but to the kitchen. With total mindlessness, I just started baking cookies. No clue why. I didn't even want cookies. It just seemed like the right thing to do. It was like an out of body experience. I was barely aware of what I was doing. I grabbed a cookbook to check how much flour and sugar I'd need and then I went to work.  I started to get strange looks from The Wife when I grabbed a box of Cap'n Crunch. The end result of this transcendental experience was a batch of really tasty peanut butter cookies with a sweet crunch. Totally worth it. As always, notes are in blue.
Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch Cookies
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Cap'n Crunch cereal (Peanut Butter Crunch would really step it up. I'd stay away from Crunch Berries for this recipe, though)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C, Gasmark4)
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine peanut butter and oil. Add sugars and mix.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix some more.
  4. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix some more.
  5. Add Cap'n Crunch. Mix until incorporated.
  6. On 2 two ungreased baking sheets (if you have a silpat mat, I'd recommend using it here. If these cookies stick at all, you're going to be screwed), drop tablespoons of the dough about 2" apart on the sheets. (The dough will be oily. Don't panic, that's normal.)
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tops look like they're cracking. Cool for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack. (BE SUPER CAREFUL WHEN TRANSFERRING THE COOKIES! Until they finish cooling, they are unstable at a molecular level. Not even joking. Rough handling will cause them to totally fall apart. Once they're totally cooled, everything will set and solid.)
Good times!


  1. These will be a must try cookie... I love Capt'n Crunch! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. :)

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    1. I will certainly join in the fun. Thanks for the invite!

  2. These sound tasty, and I would probably try them with Peanut Butter Crunch. I wonder if Crunch Berries in the cookies would make them taste like PB&J? Hmmm..
    I enjoy reading your blog, and on that note I nominated you on my site for a Creative Blogger Award. Here is the link!

    1. If I had Peanut Butter Crunch, I would have probably gone that direction. I do like the idea of Crunch Berries! How about Cocoa Puffs? Thank you so much for the nomination!