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peanut squares (peanut brittle cookies)

(35 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Pattie Thatcher
Salt Lake City, UT

My Grandma used to make these and never had leftovers. I started baking these at Christmastime and they just disappear. One of my favorites!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This cookie will satisfy any sweet and salty craving. If you're a fan of peanut butter cookies, you'll love these. It marries a peanut butter cookie with the flavors of peanut brittle to create an original dessert. When hot, crunchy chopped peanuts and sweet milk chocolate chips are sprinkled on top and add that last pop of crunch and sweetness to the cookie. So good, you're family will start requesting these.

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(35 ratings)
method Bake

Ingredients For peanut squares (peanut brittle cookies)

  • 1/2 c
    creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/3 c
  • 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    chopped peanuts
  • 1/8 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 6 oz
    milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped peanuts

How To Make peanut squares (peanut brittle cookies)

  • Peanut butter, brown sugar, and butter in a bowl.
    Cream peanut butter, butter, and sugar.
  • Mixing in lemon juice.
    Mix in lemon juice.
  • Stirring in milk.
    Add milk.
  • Mixing in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and nuts.
    Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and nuts.
  • Pressing batter into the baking dish.
    Spread evenly in 9x13 cake pan.
  • Peanut butter cookie baked until golden brown.
    Bake at 350 F for about 30 min. Note: If you want them thicker, use an 8x8 square pan.
  • Chocolate chips and chopped peanut sprinkled on top.
    Sprinkle with milk chocolate chips and finely chopped peanuts. Cut in squares. Store in an airtight container.