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Peanut Butter Explosion Cookies

These peanut butter chocolate cookies are soft and chewy, and best eaten while still warm out of the oven!

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 15 cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup creamy all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 cup mini peanut butter cups


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

  3. Stir in peanut butter.

  4. Stir in egg and vanilla.

  5. Separately, mix baking soda and flour. Add dry ingredients into wet and mix until just combined.

  6. Stir in peanuts and peanut butter cups.

  7. Chill dough for 30 minutes.

  8. Roll into balls (about 1.5” in size), place on a parchment lined baking sheet, and flatten cookie ball with a fork.

  9. Chill the cookies for another 30 minutes.

  10. Bake at for 15 minutes, rotating pans halfway through, and until lightly golden brown around the edges. Let cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

The cookies will store well for up to a week in an airtight container, although good luck making them last that long! ????