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Jul 17

Deep Dish Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes

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So…yeah. If you don’t like peanut butter this may not be the post for you.

Monday was my husband’s birthday. Whenever I start brainstorming what to make for his birthday, two things come to mind: carrot cake and peanut butter and chocolate.

When I asked him if there was something he wanted me to make he mentioned maybe something with peanut butter cups.

Well. Now, we all know I did that. Last year. And then some.

Also, I didn’t want to make a cake. Too much leftover. You all know my husband pretty well by now. If I made him a cake he would eat one slice and then guess you would eat the rest?

All the running in the world wouldn’t cure that, now would it?

So I made him some simple deep dish peanut butter chocolate chip peanut cookies.

And then I dressed them up like they were Cinderella, going to the ball.

No one likes a nekkid cookie. A nekkid cookie might get teased and then feel bad about itself. We can’t have that, now can we?

So I made some ice cream. Peanut butter ice cream. You know, using that two ingredient method?

{But this time I used actual whipped cream instead of Cool Whip. ‘Cuz my guy is one of those people…you know the type. The “hmmm…that’s too sweet” type. WTH does “too sweet” even mean?}

Now, normally, I would have stopped there. But since we’re dressing up the cookie, she needed some accessories. A hat, perhaps.

Made of chocolate sauce. And peanuts.

There she is. All dressed up and ready for the ball.

Hubba hubba.

Happy Birthday to my sweet husband. You’re a fantastic husband and father.

Now go eat another cookie, will ya’?

Deep Dish Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes


    For the Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • For the Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • For the Peanut Chocolate Sauce
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup roughly chopped peanuts


    Make the Ice Cream
  1. Whip heavy cream on high speed until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Mix peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla together with a hand mixer.
  3. Fold together peanut butter mixture with whipped cream. Transfer to a sealable container and freeze until hardened, four hours or overnight.
  4. Make the Chocolate Sauce
  5. Place chocolate chips and oil in a microwaveable bowl. Heat 1 minute, or until chocolate begins to melt. Stir until melted and combined. Stir in nuts. Place in a jar and let come to room temperature.
  6. Make the Cookies
  7. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a whoopie pie pan with cooking spray.
  8. Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars until well combined. Mix in egg and vanilla. Add salt and baking soda and mix well. Add flour and mix until just combined. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
  9. Scoop large spoonfuls (about 2 tablespoons) into pan, press to fit. Bake 8-10 minutes, until edges are brown. Centers will still be a little gooey. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and a helping of chocolate sauce.

(Chocolate Sauce adapted from Kitty’s Kozy Kitchen)
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93 Responses to “Deep Dish Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on July 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm (#)

    I made ice cream cups just like this a few weeks back – I know what you mean about cake being left over and making tons. These are perfect! And you made PB ice cream…swoon!


  2. Back for Seconds posted on July 17, 2012 at 6:11 pm (#)

    I love that we both talked about our naked baked goods this week! And they are both peanut butter and chocolate! These look dreamy. Happy birthday, Mel!


  3. Linda posted on July 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm (#)

    Looks like a home run to me. Peanut butter and chocolate…Yumm!


  4. Ikhlas posted on July 17, 2012 at 6:35 pm (#)

    I’ve been looking for a chewy peanut butter cookie, and this looks like it might be it! How was it on the chewy scale?
    Every time I make PB cookies, they turn out too crunchy :(


    • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on July 17th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      Definitely chewy! I used both brown and white sugars, I think that helps? The edges were a little crunchy but the center stayed soft. (Probably also because they were deep dish.) Thanks so much for reading!


  5. The Cooking Actress posted on July 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm (#)

    Lucky hubby! That cookie is all spiffed up and looovely! Also–um making the 2 ingredient method with cool whip? say whaaa?!


    • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on July 17th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Yes! I always (usually) use cool whip instead of cream…and I use the fat-free kind! It makes it sweeter, because cool whip starts out sweet, whereas cream isn’t. :)


  6. Heather Kinnaird posted on July 17, 2012 at 7:35 pm (#)

    I need to start running again soon! these look crazy good.


  7. Jocelyn posted on July 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm (#)

    I can’t imagine making that ice cream with cool whip…it is so sweet already from the milk:-) And I love my sweets…a lot!!! I am in love with all the peanut butter going on in these awesome pb cookie sundaes!!!! Averie is so right…swoon for sure!!!! Happy Birthday to your hubby!!!


  8. Something Swanky posted on July 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm (#)

    LOVE!!!!! Happy birthday to your hubby :)


  9. Kim (TheMoney-Pit) posted on July 17, 2012 at 8:54 pm (#)

    Wow! That looks soooo good. I think I gained 3 pounds just reading this post. But it was worth it! 😀


  10. Allie posted on July 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm (#)

    Another amazing dessert!!! You have one lucky hubby! The “too sweet” comment cracked me up. That’s just like those crazy people who say, “it’s so rich, I can only have one bite” Yeah, I cannot relate at all! Happy Birthday to your husband!


  11. Hayley posted on July 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm (#)

    Those cookies were amazeballs. No wonder you only had two left. I was kinda mentally freaking out over the peanut chunks in the cookies–so totally texture-awesome. And they were mighty perfect stuffing my face with while watching women duke it out! :) Happy Birthday Mel–lucky man to be married to you and get that motherload of a sundae on his bday!


    • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on July 18th, 2012 at 6:38 am

      Thanks Hayely! I definitely think the nuts put them over the top. And my new favorite place to watch women fight is with you!


  12. Nicola posted on July 18, 2012 at 5:02 am (#)

    Oh, my! I would love to have this for my birthday! Pinned for it’s amazingness and chocolate ‘hat’!


  13. Shannon posted on July 18, 2012 at 6:06 am (#)

    Those look incredibly delicious! I love peanut butter and so does my husband and son. This would definitely be a winner!


  14. allisamazing posted on July 18, 2012 at 6:11 am (#)

    Oh yummm, I could see my hubby going for something like this :)


  15. Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey posted on July 18, 2012 at 6:39 am (#)

    Awww, my hubby would be in heaven to get this on his birthday….they look so pretty 7 delicious:)


  16. Tonii posted on July 18, 2012 at 7:09 am (#)

    Oh my. These look AMAZING. You have combined 2 of the loves of my life…peanut butter AND ice cream. They are so cute too…thanks for sharing!!


  17. Susan posted on July 18, 2012 at 7:19 am (#)

    How clever…an edible bowl because that luscious ice cream sundae wasn’t enough. LOL! Looks like another great dessert to do with my grands next week–I’m letting them make ice cream one day;-D


  18. Ellen posted on July 18, 2012 at 7:19 am (#)

    As a former hot fudge nutty nutty fan, I would love these! The ice cream, I bet, was amazing, too. :)


  19. Carrie Burrill posted on July 18, 2012 at 7:40 am (#)

    I am drooling all over my ipad right now. OMG! these look amazing.


  20. lizy b posted on July 18, 2012 at 7:50 am (#)

    Okay girlfriend…..this is truly getting a little strange. My husband likes only one kind of cake in this whole wide world…carrot cake (no raisins, lots of nuts) and lives for peanut butter cookies. I’m starting to think we married the same guy…except that can’t be right because his birthday is in September.


  21. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on July 18, 2012 at 8:38 am (#)

    You had me at “deep dish”…. oh Dorothy, you sure know how to make the most tempting treats! Happy birthday to your husband! :)


  22. cheapcraftymama posted on July 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm (#)

    WOW! Thanks for sharing at Pin IT and Win It, I just posted this on my FB page!


  23. Karen - Trilogy Edibles posted on July 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm (#)

    I saw this last night and started drooling. I would’ve posted a comment then but then the old computer died. Love love, will definitely try the icecream when I get home.


  24. Christina @ Oven Adventures posted on July 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm (#)

    i love the peanuts in the sauce. fabulous. now i’m totally craving peanuts in chocolate. mmmmm


  25. Anonymous posted on July 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm (#)

    Dorothy, your ice cream turned out good even though you didn’t use an ice cream maker?
    I always thought one had to use an ice cream maker to make good ice cream. Do you make all your ice cream this way or do you sometimes use an ice cream maker?
    Thanks and love love love your site!!!


    • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on July 18th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Yes! The heavy cream method is awesome. I do sometimes use an ice cream maker but this method is becoming my absolute favorite. Thanks so much!


  26. Aimee posted on July 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm (#)

    These look WAY TOO delicious! Ice cream, chocolate and peanut butter are the best combination ever. I am definitely going to have to try this one!


  27. Kristin posted on July 18, 2012 at 2:38 pm (#)

    Is the texture of this ice cream like regular ice cream?? The one thing I refuse to do, for now anyway, is break down and buy an ice cream maker when I can just buy ice cream at the store. But I love making sorbets in the freezer, so I’d be willing to try this!
    I don’t know what would be worse: a husband who refuses to eat the junk food leaving it all to the wife or a husband who eats all the junk food, forcing the wife to hoard her treats…hmmm.


  28. Juliana posted on July 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm (#)

    Looks like we were both craving the same thing… peanut butter & chocolate, I just decided to add some bacon to it, haha :) Your sundaes look awesome and they are just the perfect treat for the summer! Thanks for commenting on my blog! Can’t wait to make these sundaes!



  29. Our Pinteresting Family posted on July 18, 2012 at 7:14 pm (#)

    Looks amazing!! Megan


  30. posted on July 19, 2012 at 4:51 am (#)

    I love desserts that are already portioned out for you. Because if I’m cutting cake for myself, I cut them big so I can have a ton of frosting! These are fantastic! Love the peanut butter ice cream! It’s all so perfect! Happy bday to your husband too!


  31. Ladies Holiday posted on July 19, 2012 at 7:48 am (#)

    You had me at teh avocado pops and now I am just smitten- such great summer treats- the deep dish cookie looks oh my goodness so delicious!


  32. Angi posted on July 19, 2012 at 10:02 am (#)

    Oooohhh how I love you! Peanuts in PB Cookies are the absolute yummiest! Happy bday to your man and thanks for sharing this :)


  33. Me And My Sweets posted on July 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm (#)

    OMG!!!!! This looks so yummie! I made peanutbutter cookied with peantuts a while ago, but never thought about adding peanutbutter ice ctream and chocolate sauce. you’ve must been in heaven eating that!! I’m jealous and this is on my to do list for sure!!


  34. Nicole {WonkyWonderful} posted on July 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm (#)

    Amazing Ooey Gooey Deliciousness! The pics are great! Visiting from Domesblissity linkup:)


  35. Carole posted on July 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm (#)

    Great sundae. I found you via the Real Housewives of Riverton Recipe Round up. I linked in a post about a retro dish called Coronation Chicken. Have a lovely week.


  36. Sarah Carletti posted on July 19, 2012 at 6:51 pm (#)

    Hello, I just saw this post (late Thurs night). I love if you could link up to Thursday Food Fest at Hope to see you next week! Sarah


  37. Angie@Echoes of Laughter posted on July 19, 2012 at 9:05 pm (#)

    Everything you make looks so dreamy! You are such a talented baker Dorothy! Angie xo


  38. Cindy posted on July 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm (#)

    Love, love, love it! I need to try the PB ice cream. It is a thing of beauty.


  39. Winnie posted on July 20, 2012 at 8:22 am (#)

    This is AMAZING
    You are such a great baker, and I looooooooooove the things you make


  40. Dip It In Chocolate posted on July 20, 2012 at 8:59 am (#)

    Aww man, we just finished off a whole batch of PB cookies otherwise I would be topping one with ice cream and fudge as we speak. Delicious idea! Cinderella has never looked better.

    What is it with men and “too sweet”? I swear they’re aliens.


  41. 4littlefergusons posted on July 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm (#)

    Thanks for sharing this at Weekend Potluck! Oh my goodness, this birthday treat looks AMAZING!!! You’re a good little wifey! :) My hubby request plain chocolate cake with no frosting every single year so he can drown it in a bowl of milk.
    Happy Weekend! Come see us again soon and bring more goodies!
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons


  42. Mackenzie posted on July 21, 2012 at 11:40 am (#)

    This looks delicious! What a great recipe! We’d love to invite you to join us at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know everyone will love this! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)


  43. Julie posted on July 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm (#)

    I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop:


  44. ASmita posted on July 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm (#)

    Wow, this looks like a piece of heaven on a plate!


  45. Alyssa posted on July 25, 2012 at 6:44 am (#)

    Yum, this looks delicious. I could go for one of those right now!


  46. Trish posted on July 25, 2012 at 7:02 am (#)

    My husband would go crazy for this…who am I kidding? I would go CRAZY for this! Yum! Pinning now! Thanks for sharing at Mom On Timeout!


  47. The Mandatory Mooch posted on July 25, 2012 at 10:14 pm (#)

    I love these!! They look so yummy!! I’d love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It’s a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi


  48. The Country Cook posted on July 27, 2012 at 5:46 am (#)

    Congratulations!! Your recipe is featured over on Weekend Potluck today!!


  49. Patsy posted on July 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm (#)



  50. The Brunette Baker posted on July 30, 2012 at 7:43 am (#)

    I just stumbled upon your blog and found this gorgeous creation. I am *ALL* over these! Lovely blog! XO


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