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Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

My husband’s birthday is today. Instead of baking him a cake, I decided it I would surprise him with a batch of scrumptious Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies! 

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Yes, my husband is a true lover of peanut butter. He loves mixing a spoonful of peanut butter in his yogurt, he spreads it on pancakes, loves peanut butter and chocolate ice cream and also eats it plain, by the spoonfuls.  Because he loves peanut butter I was confident he would enjoy a batch of Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies. 

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s funny how something as simple as peanut butter can make someone so truly happy. I’m that way with blueberries. They are one of my favorite things on this planet! 🙂 Some of my favorite blueberry recipes are Blueberry Walnut Bundt CakeBlueberry Topped Cheesecake, Quick Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins, as well as these 15 Delicious Blueberry Breakfast Recipes and 15 Delicious Blueberry Dessert Recipes

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

If you are a peanut butter lover too, then you will probably love Peanut Butter Muffins, Peanut Butter Dip, Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies, No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bites, and Mini Peanut Butter Bumblebees

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

These Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies are exactly that – they are loaded with dry roasted peanuts and peanut butter. I personally like to use natural peanut butter versus peanut butter with sugar or fillers.

(Full disclosure: I am allergic to peanuts so therefore I do not consume them. However, that doesn’t stop me from buying them for my hubby!)

If you’d like to be a bit adventurous, try adding mini chocolate chips in with the crushed peanut topping.  

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

Yields Approx. 2 dozen cookies

A delicious peanut butter cookie that peanut lovers everywhere will enjoy.

20 minPrep Time

16 minCook Time

36 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 cup finely ground honey-roasted peanuts, divided
  • Optional: 1 - 2 tablespoons milk
  • Peanut Buttery Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 to 6 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Beat butter, shortening and peanut butter in large bowl.
  2. Gradually add sugar, beating until smooth.
  3. Add egg yolk and vanilla; beat well.
  4. Add flour; mix well. Stir in 1/3 cup ground peanuts.
  5. Gradually add milk until mixture is smooth.
  6. Cover dough; refrigerate 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover cookie sheet parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  8. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Gently flatten balls with fingertips or the bottom of a glass.
  9. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Place remaining 2/3 cup chopped peanuts in shallow dish.
  12. To make the frosting:beat butter and peanut butter in medium bowl at medium speed until smooth. Gradually add sugar and vanilla until blended but crumbly. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  13. Spread frosting evenly over each cookie; sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
  14. Store in air-tight container.

Notes

Peanut Butter Frosting recipe makes approximately 1 1/3 cups frosting. Recipe adapted from Best Loved Cookies

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Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

Happy birthday, honey!

Enjoy!

Linda

More great ideas:

grain free sugar free dark chocolate chip cookies

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