One of my favorite snacks is a Frito with peanut butter on top. I know it sounds crazy (at least Chicken Legs said so), but it tastes really good. Well, if you love Fritos and peanut butter like I do!
I started to wonder what a peanut butter cookie with Fritos in it would taste like. I decided to give it a whirl. Well, it tastes great. Even Chicken Legs agreed! Sweet and salty in one bite!!! The cookies were soft with a little crunch from the Fritos. We both had a hard time controlling ourselves around these cookies! The recipe make a ton, so they are perfect for sharing. I'm pretty sure that I will be taking a batch to our tailgate this weekend.
Peanut Butter Frito Cookies
approximately 4 dozen cookies
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 3 cups crushed Frito corn chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together the sugars, butter, shortening and peanut butter. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mixing well.
Sift the dry ingredients together and add gradually until blended well. Mix in the crushed Frito corn chips.
Scoop cookie dough using a medium cookie scoop. Roll cookie dough balls into sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet (don't mash with fork).
Bake at 350° oven for 11-13 minutes.