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Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies

Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies. Up the ante on traditional peanut butter cookies with the addition of roasted peanuts and crispy rice cereal. The perfect after school cookie with a tall glass of ice cold milk.

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Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies

Inspired by our recent Chocolate Chip Pecan Crunch Cookies, I decided to take the same idea of adding nuts and Rice Krispies cereal to our old family recipe for peanut butter cookies.  The results were not disappointing!

There is a very enjoyable contrast between the soft, slightly chewy cookie and the super crunch of the crispy cereal and roasted peanuts. Hmmm…wonder f I should dip them in chocolate next time?

If you’d like a more simplified, Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter cookies recipe, be sure to check out my decades old family favourite, Aunt Aggies Peanut Butter Cookies.

Aunt Aggie's Peanut Butter Cookies

Aunt Aggie’s Peanut Butter Cookies

 

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Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 
Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies - up the ante on traditional peanut butter cookies with the addition of roasted peanuts and crispy rice cereal. The perfect after school cookie with a tall glass of ice cold milk.
Course: Cookies
Author: Barry C. Parsons
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts + another 11/2 cup for rolling the cookies, optional
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter, peanut butter, white sugar and brown sugar well.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture and fold until dough forms.
  4. Fold in the cereal and peanuts.
  5. Make 1 1/2 inch balls and roll one half of the ball in an additional peanuts
  6. Place the dough balls, peanuts side up on a parchment lined baking sheet 2- 3 inches apart. Chill in the fridge for 30 - 60 minutes. Dough should be very well chilled before going into the oven.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake 13-15 minutes until golden brown at the edges Do not over bake or cookies will be brittle.
  8. Makes about 12 cafe -style large cookies or about 18 smaller cookies.

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Larriena

Thursday 9th of November 2017

Quick question, is your brown sugar packed?

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 9th of November 2017

Generally lightly packed.

Peggy G.

Tuesday 23rd of October 2012

These definitely look delicious as is, but I wouldn't be opposed to scarfing one down that was dipped in chocolate =)

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