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Peanut Butter Cookies

Simple and delicious - Nothing comforts like homemade Peanut Butter Cookies. from #dietersdownfall.comPeanut Butter Pudding Pie with Brownies – Day one – Peanut Butter Cookies

There’s quite an event coming up on Friday! It’s March 14. To some it’s just another date in the calendar, but to others it’s 3-14 or 3.14 or Pi Day! Yahoo!! So, to celebrate, I’ve made three recipes for my amazing Peanut Butter and Brownie Pie.

Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Brownies and then Peanut Butter Pudding makes an amazing Peanut Butter Pi. from #dietersdownfall.comI believe I’ve stated many times before that my husband LOVES peanut butter treats.  So, when I told him my idea for a pie, he was completely thrown for a loop when I told him that I was going to make peanut butter cookies and then crumble them up.

Why crumble up perfectly good cookies? You must eat the cookies. They were baked to be eaten and enjoyed!

Just like mom used to make! Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies. from #dietersdownfall.comWell, have no fear. We are going to only take 10 or so away from the 3 dozen cookies baked to make a pie crust. It’ll be good – I promise.

In the meantime, to make up for the loss of cookies, I’ve made these extra-extra special for you!

Decadent Peanut Butter Cookies covered with peanut butter then dipped into chocolate. from #dietersdownfall.comSee? Doesn’t that just look wonderful?

I thought you would like that! Now, enjoy your cookies and milk. I know that I did!

Peanut Butter Cookies slathered in creamy peanut butter then dipped in chocolate. Perfect! from #dietersdownfall.comThis recipe is from Baking Illustrated (my new favorite cookbook). Stated in the book is their tests and comments to make the best cookies. Their tips include using commercially processed peanut butter and not all natural peanut butter. The natural oils causes the cookies to become sandy. You can use chunky peanut butter and add the peanut chunks to batter for a totally peanutty flavor!

Peanut Butter Cookies
Author: Karyn Granrud
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Not much beats the comfort of home baked Peanut Butter Cookies.
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (7 oz)
  • 1 cup sugar (7 oz)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dry roasted salted peanuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  2. Chop the peanuts in a food processor until they are crumbled into little chunks.
  3. Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Beat the butter in a mixer until light and smooth. Add in the sugars and blend for 3 minutes until smooth. Add in the peanut butter and blend until fully blended. Add in the eggs and vanilla and then add in the flour mixture and finally the peanut crumbles.
  5. Measure out two tablespoon sized dough balls and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silicon mat. Using a fork, make the crisscross pattern and bake for 10 – 12 minutes. The edges should start to turn brown, but remove them from the oven before the tops turn.
  6. Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to cooling rack.
  7. Once the cookies are cool, you can spread on some peanut butter and then dip them into chocolate for an extra special treat! I highly recommend it.


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Sunday 2nd of December 2018

How many dozen does this recipe make?

Karyn Granrud

Monday 3rd of December 2018

Depends on how big you make the cookies. Should be between 24 - 36 small to medium sized cookies


Wednesday 26th of November 2014

Great recipe but want to try with chocolate dip. How did you make chocolate for dipping?

Karyn Granrud

Sunday 30th of November 2014

Honestly, this is just melted chocolate. You can thin it with some milk if you'd like it to have more of a ganache like texture. The amount of milk you use will determine how thick or thin the melted chocolate is. Hope that helps.


Saturday 29th of March 2014

Oh my word! I love these cookies! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

Karyn Granrud

Sunday 30th of March 2014

thanks Karly. They were divine!!


Saturday 22nd of March 2014

Why didn't I think of that?! I have been making pb cookies forever but never thought to dip them in pb and chocolate! Yum! Pinned!

Karyn Granrud

Thursday 27th of March 2014

They were soooo good. With and without the extra peanut butter and chocolate.

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