Bakery-Style Triple Peanut Butter Cookies are loaded with creamy peanut butter, crunchy roasted peanuts, and sweet Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips! Bake up a batch of these big, delicious cookies in under 30 minutes!
For more cookies that are loaded with tons of delicious peanut butter flavor, try these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups or Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies! Both are loaded with fun Reese’s peanut butter goodness!
These Bakery-Style Triple Peanut Butter Cookies are a treat that peanut butter lovers everywhere will be rejoicing over! They’re filled with the best mouthwatering salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy flavor that’s best enjoyed with an ice-cold glass of milk!
All About These Big Triple Peanut Butter Cookies
Taste: In this cookie recipe, pantry staple ingredients pair with peanuts, peanut butter, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips. The result is the most amazing peanut butter cookie that’s loaded with an incredible salty, sweet flavor that no one can ever get enough of!
Texture: Each chewy bite is loaded with soft cookie dough, tender peanut butter chips, and crunchy peanuts! But you know I couldn’t stop there, so to add both taste and texture, the tops of the cookies are drizzled with melted peanut butter.
Just three key ingredients pack these cookies full of that irresistible salty, sweet flavor! And since all three are storebought, it makes it simple to whip up this recipe anytime!
First up is the peanut butter! I used JIF creamy peanut butter for these cookies, but any brand of creamy peanut butter will work just fine. However, natural peanut butter may not yield the best results.
Second is the sweet Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips! These can be found in the baking aisle at the grocery store next to the other baking chips.
The third key ingredient is dry roasted peanuts. I opted for unsalted peanuts so the salty taste didn’t overpower the cookie. However, you can try making them with salted peanuts or even other flavors of peanuts for a flavor variation! If you use salted peanuts, you may want to reduce the added salt in the recipe or use unsalted butter.
Helpful Recipe Tips To Make The Best Peanut Butter Cookies
- Weighted Measurements – For the most accurate cookie, use a kitchen scale to weigh out the ingredients. The flour measurement is the most important measurement to weigh out, as too much can easily be added to recipes. This is because the typical way to measure flour is to dip the cup into the bag or container, pack it in, and level it off. However, that method adds too much flour into the recipe resulting in dry, crumbly cookies. Therefore, learning How To Measure Flour correctly will guarantee not only great results in this cookie recipe but also in every other recipe that you make!
- Cornstarch – This simple ingredient greatly impacts this recipe, even though it only calls for a teaspoon and a half. The cornstarch helps to create and maintain the structure we want in this cookie to create a big, thick, yet soft and amazingly chewy cookie! Therefore, don’t omit this ingredient if you can help it!
- Two Baking Sheets – Baking cookies with two cookie sheets allows you to rotate the baking sheets. This prevents you from having to drop any cookie dough onto a hot sheet which ultimately can alter the final structure of the cookie.
- Chocolate – If you love chocolate with your peanut butter, you can stir some chocolate chips into the dough! It may also be tasty to add a dipped chocolate bottom to the cookies. To do so, carefully dip the bottom of the cookies into melted chocolate.
Adding Delicious Texture To These Cookies
A standout feature of these cookies is their deliciously satisfying texture! To achieve this, the cookie dough is first portioned out using a large cookie scoop. I use this #10 scoop (affiliate link) with a 3.25-ounce capacity, making a 4-ounce cookie.
Afterward, pop the cookie dough balls into your hand and break the scooped ball of dough in half. Then gently press the halves back together so that the broken sides that were inside the dough are now upwards.
This simple technique allows the top of the cookie to bake up with slightly crisp ridges across the top that give lots of tasty texture!
The salty, sweet flavor that’s found in this peanut butter cookie recipe is unmatched! Though any salty, sweet peanut buttery dessert is always in a league of its own!
For another peanut butter treat that will blow your mind and taste buds, check out this No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake! A chocolate crust that’s filled with creamy peanut butter cheesecake filling that’s topped with ganache and Reese’s Pieces.
We also love Peanut Butter Bars as well as a batch of Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies!
Storage Instructions For Triple Peanut Butter Cookies
Place the cookies into an airtight container and store them at room temperature to enjoy for 3 to 4 days.
How To Freeze The Cookie Dough For Later
This peanut butter cookie dough freezes great to enjoy later. To freeze the cookie dough, first, portion it onto the pan and then flash-freeze it on the baking sheet.
This allows the dough balls to freeze individually, preventing the dough from becoming one big frozen ball in a bag. Once frozen, place the dough balls into a Ziploc bag and squeeze out the excess air.
Then transfer the bag of frozen dough balls into the freezer and store for up to 3 months. Now you can enjoy one or two freshly baked cookies at a time without causing a mess in the kitchen first!
Peanut Butter Cookie FAQs
Can I Use All-Natural Peanut Butter In This Recipe?
Since all-natural peanut butter has a runnier consistency, it would alter the structure of these cookies. For this recipe, a creamy peanut butter such as JIF works best.
Instead Of Baking Big Cookies, Can I Make Smaller Cookies?
Of course! Instead of using 4 ounces of dough per cookie, you can decrease it to 2 or 2.5 ounces for smaller cookies. Just be sure to keep a close eye while baking since they’ll quick quicker than big cookies!
Can I Add Chocolate?
Sure, if you’re looking to break up the peanut butter flavor a bit, try using chocolate chips instead of peanut butter chips with no other changes to the recipe.
Can I Omit The Nuts?
Sure, but I would add an additional 1/4 cup of flour to the mixture to replace it.
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Triple Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup salted butter (226g) very soft
- 1 cup granulated sugar (198g)
- 1 cup light brown sugar (215g) packed
- 1¼ cup peanut butter (340g)
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt see notes
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2⅔ cups all-purpose flour (320g) spooned and leveled
- 1½ teaspoons cornstarch
- 1⅓ cup dry roasted peanuts (190g)
- 1⅓ cup peanut butter chips (227g)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl or stand mixer fitter with a paddle attachment, cream together 1 cup salted butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup light brown sugar, 1¼ cup peanut butter, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, and ½ teaspoon salt until smooth and light in color, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Beat in 2 large eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition, then mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Add 1½ teaspoons cornstarch to the dough, then add the 2⅔ cups all-purpose flour ⅔ cup at a time, mixing after each addition just until the flour is mostly incorporated into the dough.
- Mix in 1⅓ cup dry roasted peanuts and 1⅓ cup peanut butter chips just until evenly incorporated.
- Use a #10 cookie scoop or 4 ounces of dough, break the scooped ball of dough in half, then gently press the halves back together so that the broken sides are upward to add texture to the cookies. Place the cookies about 4 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
- Add additional peanut butter chips before baking if desired.
- Bake for 14 to 16 minutes until the edges and some of the top is golden brown.
- If using sea or kosher salt, use 1 teaspoon.
- These can be made as smaller cookies, but we found this size preferable regarding texture. Feel free to use a medium cookie scoop and reduce the back time by a few minutes.
- Can I Use All-Natural Peanut Butter In This Recipe? Since all-natural peanut butter has a runnier consistency, it would alter the structure of these cookies. For this recipe, a creamy peanut butter such as JIF works best.
- Instead Of Baking Big Cookies, Can I Make Smaller Cookies? Of course! Instead of using 4 ounces of dough per cookie, you can decrease it to 2 or 2.5 ounces for smaller cookies. Just be sure to keep a close eye while baking since they’ll quick quicker than big cookies!
- Can I Add Chocolate? Sure, if you’re looking to break up the peanut butter flavor a bit, try using chocolate chips instead of peanut butter chips with no other changes to the recipe.
- Can I Omit The Nuts? Sure, but I would add an additional 1/4 cup of flour to the mixture to replace it.
- Storage Instructions: Place the cookies into an airtight container and store them at room temperature to enjoy for 3 to 4 days.
- How To Freeze The Cookie Dough For Later: Portion it onto the pan and then flash-freeze it on the baking sheet. This allows the dough balls to freeze individually, preventing the dough from becoming one big frozen ball in a bag. Once frozen, place the dough balls into a Ziploc bag and squeeze out the excess air. Then transfer the bag of frozen dough balls into the freezer and store for up to 3 months. Now you can enjoy one or two freshly baked cookies at a time without causing a mess in the kitchen first!
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Recipe adapted from King Arthur Baking Company’s The Essential Cookie Companion (affiliate link).
Comments & Reviews
Woo honey, these cookies are fantastic! I made them for the first time this weekend for a charity event. They were a hit! I’m putting this one in my recipe file! Thank you!
What are the measurements for 2.5 and 5.33, Why can’t you put them in regular US measurements. I cant make these now.
Rebecca Hubbell says
Hi Joby, I’m not sure where you are seeing those numbers, these measurements are all in American cups, teaspoons, and tablespoons.