Triple Peanut Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes I get in a baking slump. Despite my best of intentions, my list of recipe ideas or saved recipes to try just don’t sound appealing. Anyone else have this problem? When I get that way, I try to focus on baking with my favorite flavors. My current slump had me turning to my favorite flavor combination – chocolate and peanut butter.

And, we’re talking chocolate and peanut butter in a big way.

You see, these cookies may be small but they pack a lot of flavor. Both peanuts and chocolate are present in three ways each. There’s peanut butter, honey roasted peanuts, peanut butter cups, semisweet chocolate, and milk chocolate. Oh, yeah.

Triple Peanut Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies are filled with peanut butter, peanuts, peanut butter cups, and lots of chocolate. A must for fans of chocolate and peanut butter! - Bake or Break

You’ll get crunch from the peanuts, extra peanut flavor with the peanut butter in the dough, two kinds of chocolate chips, plus peanut butter cups. Be sure to go mini for the peanut butter cups. I used Reese’s unwrapped minis, but I might have preferred the smaller size of Trader Joe’s mini peanut butter cups if I’d had any on-hand.

The recipe makes a big batch of cookies, so be sure you have some friends handy who’ll be willing to take some of these off your hands. Otherwise, you may be in big trouble if left alone with all this deliciousness.

Triple Peanut Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: about 5 dozen cookies

Triple Peanut Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini peanut butter cups
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts


Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and peanut butter for about 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla.

Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add flour, mixing just until combined. Dough will be thick.

Stir in peanut butter cups, both chocolates, and peanuts.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared pans. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown. Place remaining cookie dough in refrigerator between baking batches.

Cool cookies on a wire rack.


Recipe slightly adapted from BHG.

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  1. Linda May 8, 2014 Reply

    Looks great. Love all the flavor levels!! Can’t wait to make these!!

  2. Must have these!!

  3. I’m addicted to chocolate and peanut butter! These cookies look great Jennifer! :)

  4. ooooh I love that these pb choc chip cookies include peanuts!!!!

  5. I like the way you think! There is so much to love about these cookies!

  6. I totally hear you on the slump thing. I have so many recipes that I want to try already bookmarked, but every once in awhile I’ll just look at them all and think “meh”. When that happens, like you, I’ll go back to basics. This sounds like a great combination of favourite flavours. I’m especially intrigued by the addition of honey roasted peanuts!

  7. I’d hardly call this a slump! So creative with the peanuts, peanut butter, and different chocolates!

  8. Ugh, you have no idea how much these are calling to my pregnant belly! If only I kept peanut butter cups in the house, I would be making these RIGHT NOW.

  9. Linda May 9, 2014 Reply

    Came home from work yesterday and HAD to make these…impossible to resist! I have to say I love the recipe and unless someone says they aren’t as much fun to eat as they are to make (really don’t expect that!!!) I can’t imagine NOT making them often to share with my groups. Love how pretty they bake up and come together. And the recipe makes a good batch to share!! Thanks Jennifer. Your slump is our reward!

  10. I wouldn’t mind if you shipped me some of these.

  11. Joanne May 12, 2014 Reply

    So these are pretty much a sextuple threat! I love it.

  12. Elizabeth May 18, 2014 Reply

    My second love, yummmy cakes. There are only missing my favorite milk!

  13. Jeanette May 23, 2014 Reply

    These are very good cookies.

    I used salted peanuts and doubled the amount called for. Other than that, I used the recipe as is and the cookies turned out great.

    Whenever I bake with peanut butter cups, I cut them in half, and then freeze them for half an hour before using them. I find that they don’t mush up when stirring and blending them into the other ingredients.

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