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Chunky Peanut, Chocolate, and Cinnamon Cookies

Chunky Peanut, Chocolate, and Cinnamon Cookies are a delicious combination of flavors! - Bake or Break

Since BoB was born two years ago, it’s not often that I bake the same thing twice. While there are a few exceptions, I try to make new recipes as much as possible. This recipe, however, gave me a sense of déjà vu as I got halfway through making the dough. It just seemed vaguely familiar.

Having been out of the baking habit for a few weeks, I was anxious to get the mixer and the oven going. I must admit I was a bit devastated at the prospect that I had made these before and wouldn’t be able to share the recipe with you (again). After I mustered up the courage to look in the archives, I was mostly relieved that I hadn’t made these previously, although they are similar to these cookies.

Chunky Peanut, Chocolate, and Cinnamon Cookies are deliciously sweet and nutty! - Bake or Break

Quinn and I both tried to remember the relative attributes of cookies I made four months ago. We ultimately decided that they were different enough to warrant this post. Similar or not, I cannot regret peanut butter cookies with two of my favorite things: Guittard chocolate chips and Penzey’s cinnamon.

Chunky Peanut, Chocolate, and Cinnamon Cookies

Yield about 60 cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes

These Chunky Peanut, Chocolate, and Cinnamon Cookies are deliciously sweet and nutty, and they make a big batch to feed a crowd!

Chunky Peanut, Chocolate, and Cinnamon Cookies are a delicious combination of flavors! - Bake or Break


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 & 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup roasted, salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter and peanut butter using an electric mixer on medium speed. Mix about 2 minutes, or until combined. Add sugars and mix another 2 minutes. Add eggs and mix. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips, peanuts, and vanilla. Refrigerate dough about 15 minutes or until slightly firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°.
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2-3 inches apart on lined baking sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly. Bake 11-13 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire racks.


Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart’s Cookies.

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    33 Comments on “Chunky Peanut, Chocolate, and Cinnamon Cookies”

  1. OH. MY. GOODNESS. That top picture nearly stopped my heart, it’s so perfect I can practically taste the cookie. Wowie.

  2. adding cinnamon to a cookie mix is a nice way of changing things up. I want to do that with cinnamon and ginger. a nice twist on the spice cookie.

  3. These cookies look scrumptious! I love the flavor combo.

  4. Great cookies! Do you think I could make them with chunky peanut butter (it’s hard to get some smooth one in my country..)

  5. Thanks, Lori! 🙂

    Amanda, I love to add cinnamon to recipes. I’m not a big fan of ginger, though.

    kamaile, thanks!

    stella, I think you could use chunky peanut butter. You might want to reduce the amount of peanuts.

  6. Delicious (photos and recipe)! I am huge sucker for peanut butter, and these look extra special.

  7. I will take chocolate and pb any day of the week! Glad you decided to share.

  8. Oawr! This is the noise i made as i first layed eyes on the top picture. Melting, chocolatey, cookie-ness… Not to mention the peanuts and cinnamon – It doesn’t come much better!

  9. I am glad you posted them! They look great! I am craving choc. chip cookies now!

  10. Wow, what a picture! That picture truly does speak a thousand yummy words.
    Good grief Charlie Brown I love a good chocolate chip cookie. I’m saving this one.

  11. Thanks, Rachel! I’m a big peanut butter fan, too. Like, I just need the jar and a spoon.

    Culniarywannabe, thanks!

    Emily, that is similar to the noises we made when we first tried these cookies. 😉

    Thanks, Maria!

    Thanks, Dawn! Hope you like them…

  12. I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for a while now… but seeing these ridiculously appealing pictures makes me want to start measuring out the ingredients for them right now!

  13. This looks like it’ll totally one-up the recipe I’ve been using for chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. I can’t wait to try it out!

  14. ohhh yum! perfect combination of lots of goodies!!! already planning on when i’m making these cookies next! 🙂

  15. I just made these last week, they were gone in no time, delicious! I’m really enjoying Martha’s cookie book.

  16. Hello! I have recently found your blog, and I msut say, I love it! And I’m not sure what’s better – the sound of this recipe, or the look of the photos! They are stunning. 🙂

  17. Stephanie, let me know how you like them.

    Regina, I haven’t met a chocolate chip peanut butter cookie I didn’t like. The more the merrier!

    natalie, enjoy the cookies!

    brilynn, I have so many things marked in that book that I probably shouldn’t have even bothered. Probably would be easier to mark the ones I don’t want to try (if there are any)!

    Thanks, Sarah! Glad you found me. 🙂

  18. I really like the addition of cinnamon to these cookies. They look magnificent.

  19. Jennifer, I just came home from yet another long 12 day at work. Frankly-my day would end a whole lot better if I had some of your wonderful cookies waiting for me. Being a big fan of cinnamon, these are right up my alley. A girl can dream……….

  20. Thanks, Hillary!

    Kim, thank you so much. How very sweet! 🙂

  21. These cookies sound pretty good, especially with the addition of ground cinnamon to the batter.

    I recently tried Hershey’s new cinnamon chips (new to me anyway) as an addition to one of my trusty chocolate chip cookie recipes.

    On one batch, I added the cinnamon chips alongside the chocolate chips, and in the other I used only the cinnamon chips.

    Both versions turned out rather yucky… I’m not sure if it was the conflicting flavor between the cinnamon chips and sweet cookie dough, but whatever it was, it made me not want to give the new cinnamon chips another try.

    If you have any suggestions for using cinnamon chips successfully in a cookie, I’d love to know what it is!

  22. I’m not sure what looks better, the recipe for the cookies or the picture of the cookies. Somehow those pictures you take are just incredible. Outstanding pictures!

  23. Sandie, I’ve not had luck with Hershey’s cinnamon chips, either. However, there are some other brands that have better ones that have worked well for me. King Arthur Flour has good ones. I think Guittard does, too, but I can’t seem to find a link for you.

    Thanks, Nick! Somehow I knew you’d like these. 😉

  24. MMMmm…I see a batch of these in my near future…like tomorrow!

  25. JEP, hope you like them!

  26. Thanks Jen! I appreciate the recommendations!

  27. All I have to say is that I want to eat them all 🙂

  28. You’re welcome, Sandie!

    Thanks, Botacook!

  29. I am always interested in new recipes with my beloved cinnamon. These are wonderful, Jen!

  30. I tried these cookies for dessert night this week and they were totally amazing! Something about adding the cinnamon to them made them more satisfying and added to the intensity of the chocolate. You should also try these with dark chocolate chips. They were amazing.

  31. Thanks, Patricia!

    Lauren, I do love dark chocolate. I’m sure they’re delicious!

  32. Correction: If you want to get closer to the Martha Stewart recipe this was based on don’t use chocolate chips. Instead take a bar of chocolate and roughly chop it. My friends always adore these cookies when I make them but couldn’t figure out why they couldn’t get the same result. That was the difference. Always chunks of chocolate, not chips. Little details always make a big difference in baking. I finally finished using my kids chocolate Easter bunnies using this recipe. And it is July. Alway chocolate chunks. Doesn’t have to be bakers chocolate. Whatever you have will do

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