These Giant Peanut Butter Cookies have a glorious layer of Peanut Butter Butterscotch Chocolate Ganache on top. Peanut butter delight!
With growing kids you know we are peanut butter cookie experts around here. They are so easy to make that the kids can do it themselves!
To make these cookies you will need:
Peanut butter cookie recipe (below)
Peanut butter butterscotch chocolate ganache recipe (below)
Cookie sheets with parchment paper
1/4 measuring cup
Chocolate jimmies (optional)
Tips for Success:
I love using a creamy peanut butter for this recipe, but you can certainly use a crunchy peanut butter if you prefer. Another option is to add chopped peanut to the top of this cookie! That would compliment the crunchy peanut butter well.
Using room temperature ingredients is recommended for this cookie recipe.
Be sure to flatten the cookie before baking. When I did not flatten the cookies, they did not spread out flat and there was a dome. For this recipe, where we are spreading something over the top, a flat cookie works best.
For the ganache, you want all of the chocolate to be melted completely. I have found that the butterscotch takes a bit longer to melt and may not melt completely from just the hot cream. Feel free to pop the chocolate into the microwave for 10-15 seconds and then stir vigorously after.
After letting the ganache sit for a few moments, I used an offset spatula to spread it over the cookie. It spreads so beautifully! If you are adding the chocolate jimmies (see other sprinkles options here) add them right after you spread the ganache. If you wait too long the ganache will set and the jimmies will roll right off when you pick up the cookie to eat it.
These classic peanut butter cookies are the perfect cookie! Making them bigger is just an added bonus. But adding a mouth-watering chocolate ganache on top of that is pure bliss!!
I added McCormick to my ingredient list because that is what brand I use and adore. You can see all the beautiful cakes and desserts I make using McCormick products click here.