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Outrageous Peanut Butter Cookies

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I came across this recipe in last month’s Southern Living magazine and quickly decided that I should make these cookies as soon as possible. These peanut butter cookies are made with a NutRageous candy bar chopped up and stirred in the dough.

This recipe is adapted from Small-Batch Baking by Debby Maugans Nakos. The idea of this cookbook is just as you might suspect – baking in smaller batches. The yield of this recipe is 8 cookies, but you can easily double it to yield 16.

These are actually very good cookies. Maybe a bit better than I thought they would be. The peanut butter flavor is delicious. The chocolate from the candy bar is not very noticeable. I liked the crunchiness from using the crunchy peanut butter, but I think creamy peanut butter would work as well. Perhaps with a bit more chocolate thrown in.

Outrageous Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield 8 cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

These peanut butter cookies are made with chopped NutRageous candy bars to take them to the next level!

Outrageous Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1/2 cup (60g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 teaspoons well-beaten egg (less than 1 egg)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 NutRageous candy bar, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  2. Whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the brown sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla. Mix in the peanut butter.
  4. Add the flour mixture, and mix just until combined or a few streaks of flour remain.
  5. Stir in the chopped candy bar.
  6. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared pan. Using a flat-bottomed glass dipped in sugar, flatten each cookie slightly.
  7. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  8. Cool the cookies for about 5 minutes on the pan. Then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


Recipe slightly adapted from Small Batch Baking by Debby Maugans Nakos.

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    10 Comments on “Outrageous Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. Sounds great! I love peanut butter cookies, I’ll have to give these a try.

  2. I agree, PB cookies are delightful!

  3. The cookies look wonderful! I love PB too! I should make a batch now 🙂

  4. More peanut butter and chocolate goodness! You’re making my drooling problem worse 😛

  5. Ok, nutrageous is my husband’s favorite candy bar, peanut butter is his favorite type of cookie, I think that maybe THIS is the cookie recipe I have been looking for! My husband is currently deployed and it takes about 2 weeks to ship anything to him. I’m looking for a cookie that can withstand being vacuum sealed without getting completely squished. What do you think?

  6. Nicole, I think these cookies would ship well. They’re more crunchy than chewy, so they shouldn’t crush easily. I hope he likes them!

  7. I have Small Batch Baking and absolutely love that recipe.

  8. Mmmm, love Nutrageous Bars. Will definitely make these this weekend. Maybe I should dig out my copy of Small Batch Baking? 😉

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  10. Jennifer, there are two size bars. 1.8 and 3.4. I’m guessing you mean the 1.8 size but you might want to clarify that in the recipe since sizes might change and people might only find the king size one as I did. In case you are curious I found them in a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Thanks!

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