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XL Bakery Style Peanut Butter Cookies

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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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XL Bakery Style PB Cookies - these peanut butter cookies are HUGE and filled with peanut butter chips. We inhale these faster than I can make them!

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?

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

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:

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

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 crazyforcrust.com | 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…

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XL Bakery Style Peanut Butter Cookies

These XL Bakery Style Peanut Butter Cookies are just that! They're super peanut butter and filled with peanut butter chips, just like the ones at Disneyland!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter — softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon 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. Note: this dough requires chilling.
  2. 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.
  3. Scoop 1/4 cupfuls of chilled dough and place on a cookies sheet. Spacing doesn't matter because you're going to chill them. Cover and 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).
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment or a silpat baking mat. Evenly space cookie dough balls on the cookie sheet and 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.
  5. You can make these smaller (1 or 2 tablespoon size) and baking time will be less, about 7-10 minutes.
  6. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.

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XL Bakery Style PB Cookies - these peanut butter cookies are HUGE and filled with peanut butter chips. We inhale these faster than I can make them!

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Sweets from friends:
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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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122 comments

  1. Wow! These look incredible! And happy anniversary!

  2. Happy anniversary! I made the chocolate chip version of these the other day. Yum!

  3. I had the BEST peanut butter cookie last Friday and now I am on the hunt for a similar recipe. This ones looks amazing.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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! 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. GAWD!! These sound incredible!

  13. Happy Anniversary!
    Seeing as I am headed on a long road trip later this week, I guess I have to make these!

  14. Happy Anniversary Dorothy & Mel! Here’s to many more 🙂 Love the cookies too!

  15. 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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