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Jul 21

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.

XL Bakery Style Peanut Butter Cookies by | Peanut butter cookies with peanut butter chips - the perfect cookie {and it's a copycat of the Disneyland ones!}

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!


  • 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)


  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.

If you love bakery style, check these out:

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls

peanut butter cinnamon rolls (3 of 7)w

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

bakery-style-chocolate-chip-cookies (2 of 6)w

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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102 comments on “XL Bakery Style Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. 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.

  2. 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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  8. I love.. love.. the peanut butter cookies !!! My new go to cookie forever !!! Thanks

  9. Hi, how many does this make per batch? Thank you

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  11. Made these tonight and they are EXCELLENT! Found you on P interest 😉 Will make again!

  12. Can I substitute semisweet chocolate chips for the peanut butter chips?

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  14. Jessica McCartney Reply

    These were SO good! I made these for my son’s 16th birthday. I used reece’s piece’s instead of peanut butter chips because I had a bag already. I spooned warm chocolate ganache on top of the cookies before serving. Amazing!!

  15. does it matter light or dark brown sugar?

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