No, they really are over the top! But that's not why they're called that. Apparently there's a cookie shop in Salt Lake called Over the Top Cookies and this is a copycat of one of their cookies. I've never had the original version, but I do know these are good. Better than good! Light, crispy outside, soft, gooey inside...not to mention they're quite a bit bigger than normal cookies. I know. Perfect cookie, right?
We tried them with both Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and M&Ms and I liked the M&Ms a lot better. Both are yummy, though.
Over the Top Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chip
M&Ms (medium-sized bag should work) OR other candy bar, chopped into bite-sized pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla. Sift baking soda, salt, and flour together, then add to peanut butter mixture. Mix in chocolate chips.
Using an ice-cream scoop or large tablespoon, scoop dough. Press dough with palm of hand until slightly flattened. Cook for 12 minutes.
Remove cookies from oven and lightly press candy into tops of cookies. Return to oven for 2 more minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 2 more minutes before moving to cooling rack.
Original recipe from here.