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Peanut Butter Cookies

I made these cookies a little over a year ago. I’m normally an anything-morsels lover (like my fave Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe), but spotting Kevin & Amanda’s Peanut Butter Cookies (made with Honey Roasted Peanuts!)….there was no way I’d pass up making a batch.

I upped the peanut butter by 1/4 cup.  I wanted this to be an over-the-top cookie, so for half the cookies, I dipped them in melted chocolate before adding more nutty goodness.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

The other half of the cookies, I kept as is, away from the chocolate.  Either way you make ’em, the peanut butter flavor is nutrageously good.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1 (16 oz) jar honey roasted peanuts – I used Planters brand
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla – I like Nielsen Massey
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar + a dash of cinnamon for rolling


  • Soften butter by letting it stand for 30-45 minutes at room temperature OR cut into chunks and allow to stand for 15 minutes at room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add the peanuts to the workbowl of a food processor and process for 4 minutes until smooth. Add salt to taste if desired (I didn’t add any).
  2. Beat butter, sugars, and 1 1/4 cups of homemade peanut butter on medium-high speed for 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt then add to wet ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined.
  3. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough into balls, and roll in cinnamon sugar. Use a fork to press flat, making a crisscross pattern. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes until edges just start to turn golden (mine baked between 6-9 minutes).

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

(Recipe adapted from Kevin & Amanda)

Increase the yum factor (to room temp cookies):


  • Semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels
  • Crisco
  • Dry roasted peanuts, chopped


  • Chop peanuts


I don’t recall exactly how much morsels I used.  If I had to guess, maybe a cup? It’s basically for every 1/2 cup morsels, add 1/2 teaspoon Crisco, then melt (I used my double boiler). Dip cookies, then top with chopped peanuts. Yum!

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