XL Bakery Style Peanut Butter Cookies

These Bakery Style Peanut Butter Cookies are a peanut butter lovers dream! Filled with Reese’s peanut butter chips, they are a thick and chewy XL cookie that are a copycat of the Peanut Butter Cookie in Disneyland!

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Tomorrow is my 12th anniversary. I can’t believe it was 12 years ago that I married my best friend…but then again, I totally can believe it. I feel like we’ve been together forever, and I really can’t imagine my life without him.

If I’d had a crystal ball on our wedding day, I would never have believed in a million years what our life would be like over the following 12 years. We’ve moved so many times, to a new state and back and several times before, in between, and after. We fought hard to get our little girl, we’ve been through financial hard times and good ones. Over the past few years we’ve begun to glimpse the hardship of aging parents, and dealt with the triumphs and stresses of jobs.

And, through it all, we’ve stuck by each other. He still is my best friend – he is really the only one I know without a doubt I can turn to for anything. When we walked up Montara Mountain together for the first time that day 13 years ago, I knew almost instantly I’d found my person. It sounds cheesy, but he really is my other half. We’re like the last two pieces of a puzzle; we fit together to make the picture whole.

{Okay, enough sap. I know, blech, right? If you want to read about our love story, you can here.}

We are spending our anniversary in our favorite city, San Francisco, alone. My parents are watching Jordan (thank you Mom and Dad!) and we’re going to go relax, eat red velvet fried chicken, and get massages.

And, we’re going to eat these XL Bakery Style Peanut Butter Cookies I made for the trip.

I travel with dessert. That’s normal, right?

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These cookies are a copycat of ones I ate in Disneyland. At the bakery on Main Street the sell these ginormous peanut butter cookies that are filled with these huge peanut butter chips. They were really good (I ate two over the course of the week) but I don’t think they were peanut buttery enough. I think the cookie was a basic cookie base, with peanut butter chips.

That’s not a peanut butter cookie, yo’. THIS is a peanut butter cookie:

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It’s a peanut butter cookie filled with Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips. No chocolate, no toffee or pretzels or candy or anything special. Just peanut butter goodness.

Like my Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies, this recipe includes chilling for a long period of time. No, you don’t have to chill them for at least 4 hours or overnight…but I highly recommend it. They won’t be as thick and chewy and flavorful if the dough isn’t chilled. Because the dough is so cold, and we use 1/4 cup of it for each cookie, the dough doesn’t spread much, yielding a thick, chewy cookie with and almost-not-totally-done center.

These don’t have XL peanut butter chips in them, like the ones at Disneyland did, but I think that they are a copycat x100.

They’re the perfect cookie for you if you love peanut butter. Pop a few in the freezer and then take them with you on your travels.

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If you can resist them that long, that is…

XL Bakery Style Peanut Butter Cookies

XL Bakery Style Peanut Butter Cookies

A thick and chewy XL peanut butter cookie filled with peanut butter chips. This is peanut butter to the extreme!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 package (about 1 2/3 cups Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips)

Instructions

  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, and both sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, about 2-3 minutes. Add egg, vanilla, milk, baking soda, and salt and mix until combined. Slowly add flour and mix until dough just comes together. Stir in Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips.
  2. Chill your dough for at least 4 hours (I chilled mine overnight, because it worked better for me, but if you can’t stand to wait that long, 4 hours is good). Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or a silpat baking mat.
  3. Scoop 1/4 cupfuls of chilled dough and place on the prepared cookies sheets. The dough will be hard to scoop, so use your muscles. Flatten the cookies slightly with the palm of your hand, they won’t spread much on their own. Bake 11-14 minutes (mine baked in about 11-12, because I like them doughier in the center) until the bottoms start to brown. Cool about 5 minutes and then remove from cookie sheets.
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If you love bakery style, check these out:

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Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Sweets from friends:
Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies by Sugar Hero
Reese’s Overload Cookie Layer Cakes by Back for Seconds
Reese’s Monster Cookies by Something Swanky

Enjoy and happy Sunday!

And I’d like to wish my husband a super happy anniversary. I love you sweetie!

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Comments

  1. They look crazy good. And anytime there’s a 1/4 cup measure involved with dough scooping, you know you’re in for a nice, thick, hearty cookie. And chilling is mandatory, totally. I never bake with warm dough, ever. It spreads!

    What you wrote about your hubs is very parallel to us. We’ve moved about 15 times in the 14 yrs or so we’ve been together, married 12. And just everything you wrote Dorothy is super touching. I loved your fertility post because of all the heart & soul you bared and this is the same…love it. Congrats to you guys and Happy Anniversary!

  2. I love how huge and thick these are, and any Disney copycat is good for me! I never got to try anything from the Main Street Bakery at Disney World because it was closed for renovations while I was there but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it!
    Happy Anniversary!
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  3. First of happy 12 year anniversary! Congrats!! What an exciting day for the two of you!

    Now these cookies, wow!! In awe over them. I have never been to disneyland, but these are reason enough to go. They are just perfect and I wish I had one right now with breakfast! It is a bakery cookie after all, so it counts as a good breakfast. At least in my opinion is does! YUM!
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  4. Happy Anniversary! Please post pics of ur special dinner/dessert. We wanna drool too!! :) thanks for posting

  5. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! That is so sweet, I liked reading all the sap :D

    And ohhhhhhhhh myyyyy LOOOORD I am so incredibly in love with the peanut buttery goodness in these cookies oh man oh man oh man!
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  6. Happy Anniversary to you and Mel! You really are two peas in a pod.. and the perfect parents for your incredible daughter! (And I hope you don’t mind if I tag along to American Cupcake? HOLY $#*!)

    I want these cookies suuuuper bad. The bigger the better.
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  7. I’ve been looking for a good peanut butter cookie recipe, and yours looks great! I like that you used peanut butter in the batter, not just the chips.
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  8. I adore peanut butter chips! And I am so glad this is just peanut butter . . . sometimes you just need a plain pb cookie and this one definitely steps it up with the chips and the size! And congratulations! I hope you have a wonderful anniversary!
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  9. Peanut butter and a Disney copycat? My kind of cookie :-) These look fabulous :-)
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  10. I totally travel with dessert too. These cookies are a great trip snack. Happy Anniversary!
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  11. I think I just fell in love with this cookie! Congratulations on your anniversary. I hope you have a wonderful, romantic, and relaxing trip!
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  12. I hope you guys have an amazing time!!!!
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  13. I love pb and those pb chips! these cookies look insanely yummy! And happy anniversary :)
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  14. This looks fantastic! A hit in my house for sure.

  15. Wow! These look incredible! And happy anniversary!
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  16. Happy anniversary! I made the chocolate chip version of these the other day. Yum!

  17. I had the BEST peanut butter cookie last Friday and now I am on the hunt for a similar recipe. This ones looks amazing.
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  18. Awww, happy anniversary! 12 years – how awesome :) My husband and I have been married for 5 years, but we’ve been together for 9 (!!!) years next month…which is totally surreal to me – almost a decade! My, how things change over the years :)

    And, these are the cookies of my dreams – peanut butter is my thing, and these look huge and beautiful and peanut buttery!
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  19. Oh My! They look delicious! Where do you buy humongous PB chips anyway? I have never seen them! Happy Anniversary! My 12 year Anniversary is tomorrow too! I will have to make these! Oh BTW I have one daughter too! This is too ironic! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Happy anniversary, Dorothy!! There’s never such a thing as too much sap. It’s refreshing and inspiring to hear that your marriage is full of love and friendship!

    And… Ohmygoodness. I am ADDICTED to those Reese’s peanut butter chips. No joke. It’s a good thing I didn’t know about those peanut butter cookies the last time I went to Disneyland… But with the description of the center of yours, I’m sure I’d love them MUCH better! I’m all for soft, gooey, not-quite-done centers! :)
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  21. Happy anniversary! Jason & I just celebrated 9 years last week, and you’re right–it just gets better! I also enjoyed going back and reading your infertility story–so glad you had a happy ending and that you have Jordan in your life. :)
    I hope you enjoy your trip and these “travel cookies.” (Totally a normal thing, by the way!) Thanks also for sharing the link to mine. You’re the best!

  22. Happy Anniversary! I loved your sappy post. I’m getting married in October, and I can only hope for as beautiful a marriage as you!

    These cookies look absolutely amazing! It’s been awhile since I’ve had a PB cookie. Too long. I think this is the perfect cookie to remedy that situation. Thanks!
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  23. I LOVE Disneyland’s PB cookies. Love. Love. Love. (Actually I love almost all of their cookies.) Pooh Corner is my happy place. I will be trying these asap!

    Also- Candy Apple Ribs and Red Velvet chicken? Are you kidding me? I love hearing about San Francisco eats because we are planning a trip out there in Sept and I have to start my gluttony list now. :) Let us know how the chicken is.

    Hope you have a very happy anniversary! True love is all about making it through those rocky times and enjoying the fun ones!
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  24. Dorothy! This post made me cry!! Probably because I can so easily relate and know what you are talking about. Happy Anniversary Dorothy & Mel! You two seem like such an amazing couple! Here is to many more happy years together.

    Also, peanut butter in an XL cookie??? Ummm, yeah, I’m going to need that in my life ASAP.
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  25. Happy anniversary, Dorothy! I totally don’t mind the “sappy” stuff. I love hearing about people’s relationships and it warms my cold, black, bitter heart to know that true love exists and lasts ;) And it’s TOTALLY normal to travel with dessert. Usually that’s the only thing of value to be found in my purse! I hope you and your husband are having a fantastic, delicious time in San Fran (which is one of my favourite cities in the world). And thank you thank you thank you for this recipe! I’m a peanut fiend. I can’t wait to try this!
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  26. GAWD!! These sound incredible!

  27. Happy Anniversary!
    Seeing as I am headed on a long road trip later this week, I guess I have to make these!
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  28. Happy Anniversary Dorothy & Mel! Here’s to many more :) Love the cookies too!
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  29. These look the perfect cookies, soft and full of peanut butter!

    Happy anniversary Dorothy! There is nothing like being married to your best friend!
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  30. Love these! Especially the size :)
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  31. I can’t seem to comment on your Cinnamon Zucchini Coffee Cake, so I’m going to do it here:) I just made it for lunch this afternoon, and nearly the whole pan was gone! I used half whole wheat flour and it turned out incredible. The zucchini turned a little yellow, but since I didn’t tell any of my siblings, they didn’t suspect a thing. After I told them, they still thought it tasted just like apples. Thank you SO much for an incredibly sneaky and delicious way to use up the dozens of zucchinis we have!

  32. Happy Anniversary! I love that you didn’t think the cookie you had in Disney was “peanut buttery enough” thank you for fixing that! I’m obsessed with all things p-nut butter! So, more is always better in this case!
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  33. Happy Anniversary, Dorothy! I hope you and your husband have a wonderful trip!
    These peanut butter cookies look fabulous!!! I have been searching for the peanut butter cookie of my dreams and have baked more so-so versions than you can imagine. These look like exactly what I have been hoping for; thick, chewy; and full of peanut butter flavor! Do you think big chips would make a difference? If a baker was crazy (hmmmm, I may be looking in the mirror at such a person), regular chips could be melted, spooned into an icing bag, and piped out of a large holed tip (onto parchment ) into large peanut butter chips. Once firmed (in the fridge) you could have those large chips for baking. What do you think?
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  34. Happy Anniversary!! I love that you travel with dessert! I pinned these cookies — my hubby would LOVE them.
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  35. Happy Anniversary and I think it’s totally okay to travel with dessert. :) These cookies would make any celebration better.
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  36. These peanut butter cookies look so appetizing, I want to grab one (no, wait, two!) off the screen and eat it right now!
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  37. Happy (belated) wedding anniverary! Thank you for sharing about your life. I truly believe everything happens for a reason. :)
    If traveling with dessert is not normal, then I’m not normal. ;)
    I’m all over these cookies. Seriously obssessed!
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  38. I don’t think I can resist these! Happy Anniversary :)

  39. Happy Anniversary! You guys are the cutest!!! Love the mushy post! And these cookies? Totally the right thing to make and travel with these! I love how large, how peanut buttery, and how perfect these are!!!
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  40. Those look like perfection. I love a fantastic pb cookie!
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  41. Oh. My. Word. I have been searching for a PB cookie recipe that tastes like a cookie had years ago. Although this results in a very different cookie it certainly delivers on all that I love in a PB cookie! So peanut buttery. So soft. So good! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy anniversary to you both. I hope your trip was as lovely as you seem to be!

  42. These look amazing!! I totally want to stuff a Reese’s in the middle. PB on PB on PB. Haha! Yummy :) They look sooo fluffy and peanut buttery and delicious.
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  43. These cookies look absolutely delicious!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing your recipe. How many cookies do you get in a batch?
    Thanks! Linda

  44. I doubled the recipe and made these cookies for a function at my church. They got eaten up in a blink of an eye! Thank-you for sharing your delicious recipe. I loved them too!

    I’m going to be trying some more of your recipes soon. :)

  45. Hi Dorothy I have made your cookies and posted on my blog. Excellent, Thinking I should of rolled the dough in balls then pressed them. Yours look much nicer……………but I just made last night and they are gone today! Love Peanut Butter Thank you for a great recipe. Andi

  46. I made these and I made them HUGE! I only got about 8 cookies out of the dough and they were the best cookies ever!! I’ve never had a better peanut butter cookie :) Everyone went crazy for them.
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  47. I am a HUGE PB enthusiast and love everything peanut butter, but mostly peanut butter cookies! Every week I make THREE bags of the Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mixes (sometimes I make them w/PB chips, sometimes without, sometimes with mini Reese’s pieces), get about 16 huge cookies out of it and eat them all!!! I had high hopes for these cookies as I was trying to find a way to make the cookies to where they aren’t so oily as the Betty Crocker mix calls for 3 tbsp of oil per bag. Even though oil’s better for you I thought I’d give these a try with the butter. I followed the directions to the tee except I left the mix in the refrigerator for roughly 24 hours. The only thing peanut butter tasting in these cookies turned out to be the PB chips and that’s it. I thought I’d get a strong peanut butter taste out of these but nope! Very disappointed!

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