Extreme Peanut Butter Cookies


Why make plain old peanut butter cookies when you could make Extreme Peanut Butter Cookies?  I mean, if you’re going to indulge in peanut butter as a comfort food, then INDULGE!  These cookies are admittedly calorie dense, but offer enough protein that they make a respectable after school snack for hungry little ones.

picture1022Ingredients (makes about 60 cookies)

1/2 cup real butter, softened

1/2 cup real peanut butter (nothing hydrogenated!)

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/4 cups white flour

2 cups honey roasted peanuts

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


Step 1) Mix together butter, peanut butter, and sugars.  Add egg, milk, and almond extract.  Stir until well combined.

Step 2) Add flours, baking soda, and baking powder.  Stir by hand until combined; dough will be stiff.

Step 3) Add peanuts and chocolate chips.

Step 4) Drop rounded teaspoons of dough onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.  Leave at least two inches between cookies.

Step 5) Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Let cool before enjoying – peanuts will be very hot!

7 replies to “Extreme Peanut Butter Cookies

    1. I bought a can of honey roasted peanuts (less than $3, if memory serves) for this recipe. I think unsalted peanuts would be fine, though if I were going to use something other than honey roasted, I would actually use salted peanuts. I think the variation of the salt would add a fabulous kick to this recipe. 😉

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