Things I have been cooking lately #80: Extra crunchy peanut butter cookies

It’s no secret that I love peanut butter… so much so that I will happily eat it out of the jar (something I definitely did not do while making this recipe). I am also a big fan of chocolate. So this peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie recipe is definitely a combo I can get on board with.

Extra crunchy peanut butter cookies

Adapted from Kitchen Joy.

1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
110g butter, softened
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 180 C (170 C for a fan oven) and prepare a baking sheet with covering with a layer of parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, mix well and set aside.

Cream together the butter and the sugars using an electric mixter until light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter and mix well. Then add the egg and mix again.

Stir in the dry ingredients until the dough comes together.

Put the peanuts in your blender and process until they resemble breadcrumbs. Stir the peanuts and chocolate chips.

Break the dough into chunks and roll into balls (about 2 tablespoons of dough for each ball), spread out on the baking sheet (you will need to do this in batches) with about 5 cm between each ball. Press down with a fork dipped in water to make a criss cross pattern on the top. Bake in the middle of the oven for 10 – 12 minutes. The cookies should be brown at the edges but not look completely cooked through.

Allow to cool on the baking tray for a minute or two before placing on a cooling rack to cool completely.

Makes about 24 cookies



  1. These look so damn delicious… if only I could bake adequately…

    1. Abbi

      These are super easy. I bet you could manage them.

      1. I have a gas oven, which tends to do things a little differently… 😦 But I should give it a shot. My other half would be the most thrilled if they came out right.

        1. Abbi

          Baking with gas is a beeyatch. Fortunately with these it won’t matter if you open the oven during baking. So just check them occasionally and turn the tray around if one side is browning unevenly.

          1. At least you get it. I hate it when people get dismissive and say it is the same thing. It really, really isn’t, sheesh. Everything gets done differently. I love a gas top but an oven should be electric.

            Well, I will give it a shot then! End of the month, when I get paid, I will go and buy everything! Thanks for the tips!

    1. Abbi

      They were super popular with my colleagues.

      1. Brownie points for you then…or should I say cookie points 😉

  2. These look amazing. Must add peanut butter to the shopping list, like now!!!! 🙂

    1. Abbi

      I will definitely be making them again.

  3. Take me to your leader I need those right now.

    1. Abbi

      I’ve got to make them again soon. They were epic!

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