Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by VKuuipo Bridges

From RealSimple (May 2005) I love Peanut Butter & I love cookies. What a cool combo...with a nice crunch :-)

Top Review by rosie316

I made these cookies to see how the grand-kids would like them, but they did not come over today (they were both sick). So it was up to hubby and I to give them a try. They are kinda tasty, but a little on the dry side. Easy too make. I left out the nuts (and was glad I did). I did not use the jam option. I will maybe try again to see if I can tweak them as not to be dry. Thank you for posting. (Made for My 3 Chefs)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees (F).
  2. Using an electric mixer set on high speed, cream the butter and sugars in a large bowl.
  3. Lower to medium speed and add the egg, peanut butter, and vanilla.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add to the butter mixture on low speed.
  6. Beat until incorporated.
  7. Fold in the rice cereal and peanuts.
  8. Form the dough into approximately 1 1/2-inch balls.
  9. Place on parchment-or foil-lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  10. Gently press the cookies with the back of a fork to create classic hatch marks.
  11. Use your thumb to create a shallow well in the center of each cookie and fill with a spoonful of jam, if desired.
  12. Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes.
  13. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks.

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