Giant Triple Threat Peanut Butter Cookies

Chock full of peanuts, peanut butter, and peanut-butter filled candies, these giant cookies will satiate any sweet and salty craving.

Giant Triple Threat Peanut Butter Cookies
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
14 mins
Total Time:
49 mins
18 cookies


  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 9-10 ounce pkg. peanut butter-filled chocolate baking pieces or peanut butter baking pieces

  • ¾ cup ground or finely chopped peanuts

  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl beat peanut butter, butter, and shortening with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add 1 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. Beat on medium 2 minutes, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in flour. Stir in baking pieces.

  2. In a small bowl combine ground peanuts and the 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar. Divide dough into 18 portions (about 1/3 cup dough per cookie). Shape each portion into a ball. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to 3/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle each cookie with 2 teaspoons of the peanut mixture; press to adhere.

  3. Bake about 14 minutes or until edges are light brown and appear set. Cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes. Remove; cool on wire racks.

To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

473 Calories
27g Fat
51g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 473
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 251mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 8g
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 172mg 4%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 54.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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