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“When I was growing up, the local bakery made the best peanut cookies. One day, with a large tub of peanut butter cookie dough purchased from a school fundraiser on hand, I had the inspiration to recreate those goodies. These aren't exactly that cookie, but they are very good with a different texture than most peanut butter cookies and lots of chunky peanuts.”
24 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 12 ounces peanut butter cookie dough, refrigerated type
  • 1 cup wheat flakes cereal, crushed
  • 1 cup salted peanuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unbleached cane sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Break up cookie dough in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in the crushed Wheaties cereal.
  4. Stir in the chopped peanuts.
  5. Roll dough into 1-inch balls.
  6. Place sugar in separate small bowl.
  7. Dip balls in sugar.
  8. Place balls of cookie dough 2-3 inches apart on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Flatten balls of cookie dough with the bottom of a glass.
  10. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until edges are browned.
  11. Cool on wire rack.
  12. Store in air-tight container.

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