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Triple Peanut Butter Cookies

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Triple peanut butter cookies are loaded with peanut butter chips and candies in a chewy peanut butter cookie base. They are a peanut butter enthusiast’s dream come true!

Stack of chewy triple peanut butter cookies with extra peanut butter chips and a spoonful of creamy peanut butter nearby.

These simple drop cookies are absolutely loaded with peanut butter goodness. Peanut butter dough, peanut butter chips, and Reese’s Pieces make them triple the peanut butter.

They are rich, chewy and oh so good. So get your glass of milk ready, you are not going to want to have to wait to dig in!

Ingredients including peanut butter, butter, flour, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, Reese's Pieces candies, and peanut butter chips ready to be made into cookies.

You start by making a nice chewy peanut butter cookie dough. It is like a mix between a good chocolate chip cookie and a classic peanut butter cookie.

While a nice peanut butter cookie is wonderful on it’s own, if you love peanut butter as much as we do it leaves you wondering if you can get more of the good stuff in there. That is where the peanut butter chips and Reese’s Pieces come in.

Adding them adds not only more peanut butter but great texture too. These cookies are sure to make you fall in love with them a little more after each bite.

Tips and Tricks for Making Great Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies:

Use any brand of standard creamy peanut butter you love. However, it’s best not to try to use the natural peanut butters that need to be stirred before you use them.

If you like thinner, crispier cookies you can go ahead and bake the cookies right away. The softened butter will help them to spread a bit.

To keep the cookies nice and chewy, make sure to chill the dough before baking it. An hour is plenty, but you can keep the dough in the refrigerator for up to two days if you want.

Just be sure to cover the dough or put it in an airtight container so it doesn’t dry out with the longer chill time. You can also freeze the dough for up to three months if you don’t want to bake it all at once.

You can freeze it on a chunk, just make sure it is defrosted before you try to scoop it. Or freeze scoops of dough on a cookie sheet for an hour or two.

Once they are frozen enough to not stick together, you can transfer them to a freezer bag and return them to the freezer. When you are ready to bake them, you can just plop them on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven.

Add a minute or two to the bake time if you are baking them straight from the freezer. You will have fresh baked cookies in no time.

For perfectly round cookies, use the TikTok hack of using a glass or round cookie cutter to shape the cookies when they are fresh from the oven. Just make sure the circle you are using is bigger than the cookie and swing it around a bit to help shape the cookie.

Stacks of triple peanut butter cookies next to extra peanut butter chips.

Storing Homemade Cookies

To store, put in airtight container at room temperature for up to a couple of weeks. To keep them extra soft, put a slice of sandwich bread in the container.

You can put baked cookies in a freezer bag and freeze for up to three months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I put chocolate in these cookies?

Of course. You can replace half or all of the peanut butter chips with chocolate chips. Butterscotch or caramel chips would be good as well.

Can I use crunchy peanut butter?

You can try using crunchy peanut butter if you want. Or add a few chopped peanuts for extra salty crunch.

How do you prevent cookies from spreading too much?

It is disappointing when you bake cookies and they spread too much. Luckily I have a guide to prevent and fix spreading cookies.

four triple peanut butter cookies next to a glass of milk.

More Great Cookie Recipes to Try

If you like lots of peanut butter in your cookies, try making peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. They are a wonderful way to enjoy that classic chocolate and peanut butter combination.

Or make classics like peanut butter blossoms or peanut butter paw print cookies. Both recipes are always a hit.

Hand holding a triple peanut butter cookie with a cooling rack of more cookies in the background.

If you aren’t in the mood for peanut butter, you can try making condensed milk cookies. They have a really nice chew and a simple vanilla flavor.

Or for a cookie with lots of fun mix-ins, try making kitchen sink cookies. The feature caramel, pretzels and chocolate chips for a fun mix of flavors and textures.

What are your favorite cookies to make for a party?

Stack of chewy triple peanut butter cookies with extra peanut butter chips and a spoonful of creamy peanut butter nearby.

Triple Peanut Butter Cookies

Servings: 60 Cookies
Author: Carlee
Chewy peanut butter cookies loaded with peanut butter chips and candies are a peanut butter enthusiasts dream come true. These things get gobbled up quickly, so be sure to hide a few for yourself! 
4.92 from 12 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • ½ cup butter softened
  • cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips
  • ½ cup Reese’s Pieces about 4 oz


  • Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars.
    ½ cup butter, ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter, ½ cup light brown sugar, 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
    2 large eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt and add to peanut butter mixture, stirring until incorporated.
    1¾ cup all purpose flour, ¾ teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Add peanut butter chips and candies and stir until evenly distributed.
    ½ cup peanut butter chips, ½ cup Reese’s Pieces
  • Chill for at least 30 minutes, but up to 2 days.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Scoop onto baking sheet, leaving plenty of room for spreading. (At least a couple of inches on all sides for large cookies, a little less for smaller cookies.) Bake 3 Tablespoon (large cookie scoop) cookies for 12-14 minutes or 1 Tablespoon (small cookie scoop) cookies for 8-10 minutes.
  • Cool on baking sheet for about 3 minutes and then move to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in airtight container if you don’t sit down and eat them all right off the bat!



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 54mgSugar: 6g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

Monday 1st of July 2019

Triple the peanut butter means triple the amazing! These are basically a dream cookie!


Friday 19th of July 2019

I think so too, gimme all the peanut butter!

Andrea Nine

Monday 1st of July 2019

And Triple the yumminess! These look delightful, wish I had one up here on vacay! Have a great day sweet friend !


Friday 19th of July 2019

I should have sent you some for the road trip!

A Day in the Life on the Farm

Saturday 11th of June 2016

A triple batch of triple peanut butter cookies......I'm in heaven!


Sunday 12th of June 2016

Isn't it lovely?! It was a ton of cookies and not a one went to waste! Thanks!

Frugal Hausfrau

Tuesday 7th of June 2016

Excellent! I love these cookies, Carlee!


Tuesday 7th of June 2016

Thanks, Mollie!


Wednesday 1st of June 2016

Mmmmm! I LOVE peanut butter cookies. These sound amazing with the peanut butter chips and Reese's Pieces. The more the better!


Thursday 2nd of June 2016

I think so too! Just keep piling on the peanut butter ;-)