Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cookies

Do you ever have those nights where you want something sweet but don’t exactly know what it is you want?

I have a lot of those nights. Well, the “not knowing exactly what I want” part. I don’t have a big sweet tooth like I used to anymore. Could it come with getting older? (Ha, yeah right!)


Most weeknights, I’m exhausted by dinner time and don’t really feel like making anything else farther than dinner. Sad, I know.

I don’t usually go for the already-made cookies (looking at you, chips ahoy!) And there’s nothing wrong with the convenience of store-bought cookies. But for me, I’ve been wanting something soft and chewy and not too sweet but sweet and oh, homemade.

I’m also on this somewhat-trying-to-eat-a-little-healthier kick and if it’s something the kids will have, I want them to be able to like it as well but not be pumped with artificial substances.

Now, with all the food allergies that are huge with kids these days, this one wouldn’t be ideal for anyone with nut allergies. I’m sorry, guys! 🙁

But for those who can have peanut butter and like peanut butter, this one is for you! It’s an old classic with a spin.

With the huge craze over Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha, it seemed like the right thing to do with trying salted caramel in other things.

Peanuts are already nutty and sometimes salty, so with the sweetness of the caramel and the dash of salt, the flavors make something magical. It’s so good! Only a couple of ingredients that you should more than likely have laying around and BAM! That’s it!

Well, the only thing you might not already have are the salted caramel chips but don’t worry, you can find them at Kroger or here on Amazon.

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What you will need:

1 Large Egg
1 Cup of Peanut Butter (Crunchy, if ya nasty!)
1 Tsp Baking Soda
3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar (I used light brown)
1 1/2 Cups of Flour
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/4 Cup of Sugar
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1/2 Cup Butter, softened. (I used a butter spread)
1/2 Cup of Salted Caramel Chips (for baking)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine softened butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar. Mix. Then add egg and vanilla. Mix it on up! Next mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt. And now, the fun part! Throw in the chips! Mix it up good!

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Form some 1- 1 1/2 inch balls and place them on a greased non-stick cookie sheet. With a fork, gently press them down.

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Bake for 8-10 mins. After, you can let them cool there or place them on a cooling rack. (That’s what I did.) That’s it! Simple and painless! Not to mention, delicious! Try it and love it!

My family devoured these. My poor mom was only able to enjoy 2 cookies. She loved them but it wasn’t enough for her to have more. Yes, it’s that serious. If you do decide to make these, I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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Until then, will you be my nutty buddy? 🙂

Food fetish: Juliana’s crepes and coffee



It’s no secret that I am always looking for an awesome new place to get some delicious food. I’m even more so always on the look out for a great cup of java! Which brings no surprise why I stumbled upon this little gem. On a humid rainy day, I drove around the streets of Inman park looking for coffee to fight off a bad case of the sleepies. My 3-year-old was with grandma, so it was just my 7 months old and I. After driving past the great Krog Street market, I saw what appeared to be a red and white sign nestled in between two branches. It looked like a small intimate building with a small bistro table & two chairs. The sign read “Juliana’s crepes and coffee”. What could be better than something sweet? I parked on the side of the street and carried my son along the uneven cobblestone sidewalk. When I entered the building I was greeted by a nice young 20 something gentleman letting me know they close at 4. (It was 3:50 pm. Oops) I was going to leave at first but decided to buy something so I’m not wasting this guys time. I honestly never had a real crepe before so this was kind of exciting. I asked what the favorites of most were. Apparently, everyone loves Nutella. I ended up going with the Apple caramel crepe and omg was it delicious!! It had fresh sliced granny smith apples stuffed inside a thin crisp crepe smothered in caramel, dusted with powdered sugar, hot off the skillet. Something so simple yet flavorful. I live for flavor! For the size and price, I would say it was well worth it. I ordered my crepe to-go since the guy was trying to close up shop. As far as in coffee, they only had one option and one blend of coffee. Regular old drip coffee courtesy of Dancing Goats coffee. (I’ll be going there soon.)


The atmosphere of this little eclectic joint was like most local coffee houses- quite, quaint & cozy, which I love. I could tell by the concrete floors, stone walls, and the old furniture that it was an old building which adds to its charm. I would say it’s somewhat kid friendly. I didn’t see any high chairs or anything there to keep kids occupied but for an early dessert or brunch kind of thing, I would recommend. Might make a cute date place. They also sold local jams or preservatives on the shelves on the walls. I thought that was nice. With a very limited menu of just specialty crepes, tea, and coffee, you’ll basically go there for just crepes. I highly recommend trying this place! Parking isn’t the best (side street parking) but great for in and out a quick bite. It’s local and I’m all about supporting local business. I think it would be a great place for travelers as well because it’s in the midst of one of Atlanta’s oldest and historic neighborhoods.

If you live in or around Atlanta, try to stop by. If you’re visiting, make a trip there. You won’t be sorry.

775 Lake Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307