Mom's Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 14 mins

My mom first made these cookies for me back in 1979 when I was just in kindergarden. These unique peanut butter cookies feature the addition of Shredded Wheat cereal which adds a delicious and tasty "crunch" in every bite!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Oven@ 350 Crush cereal into shreds.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Mix flour, soda and salt; set aside.
  4. Mix rest of ingredients.
  5. Beat until light and fluffy.
  6. Fold in dry ingredients; mix well.
  7. Drop by tablespoons full onto ungreased cookie sheat.
  8. Criss-cross flatten with a fork.
  9. Bake for 14 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

These were very nice! Not much different flavor-wise than any other peanut butter cookies, but the cereal added a different, kinda chewy texture. I used my cookie scoop to dish these out and they were probably larger than intended since I only got 42 fairly big cookies (about 3" across). Even though they were large, they were baked perfectly in 12 minutes. A great way to use cereal that I don't like much by itself! LOL Thanks for the recipe!

5 5

We really like these! I used applesauce in place of the butter, thinking that the peanut butter and egg would give it enough oil. I also used white wheat flour. While these were quite flat (due to the applesauce I think) they were a lovely easy cookie! A great way to use up my extra cereal. Thanks!

5 5

My kids love these!! They ate half of what i had made without me noticing they were eating them!! i will definitely make these again!! The cereal does give it a little different flavor than the usual peanut butter cookie - Thanks so much for the recipe!