Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies Recipe
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Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies Recipe

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"The next time you’re craving peanut butter cookies try this variation with oats and Grape-Nuts. I think it’s even better than the regular cookies, which I like a lot." —Jack Horst of Westfield, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Grape-Nuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 56 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in Grape-Nuts.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a fork dipped in flour. Bake at 350° for 9-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies in Light & Tasty April/May 2007, p19

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Cmalcuit75 User ID: 6183915 207156
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"These turned out GREAT! If your trying to watch calories but still want a sweet treat every once in awhile, these are perfect!"

JenniferDuncan User ID: 5669616 63118
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"These were so good! I made them for work and got several compliments on the taste and how healthy they are. I also left out the Grape Nuts."

okcurtises User ID: 2896204 146786
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"I thought these cookies were excellent. The sweetness and peanut buttery taste are just right and the added crunch from the Grape Nuts takes them over the top. This is my go-to recipe now every time I want p.b. cookies. I took these to work and everyone loved them and enjoyed the surprise of what contributes the crunch. This one is a must try!"

ronniestaste User ID: 3625406 153862
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2009

"I thought they were great, so did my friends!"

KellyOnionWis User ID: 106261 153739
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"it was a very dry dough, had to "kneed" it to mix , very little taste.just not a good cookie."

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