Chewy Peanut Butter Apple Cookies

Y'all know that feeling of pure happiness when you discover something amazing? Like when you try on the perfect pair of jeans that give you Gisele legs; or when you discover a new book, artist, or band so moving and talented that you are speechless; OR when you find the best peanut butter cookie recipe on the face of this planet? Well, ladies and gentlemen, the latter happened and it made my day.


Thanks to Sally at Sally's Baking Addiction, I have fallen in love with this recipe. This peanut butter cookie is unlike any other peanut butter cookie you've ever had. These cookies are so soft and chewy that they literally melt in your mouth. And there is no lack of peanut butter flavor. In fact, there is almost an entire cup of peanut butter in this recipe, so all of you peanut butter fanatics will be satisfied.


And for all of you who love dipping their apples in peanut butter, these cookies have your name written all over them. Sweet, crisp apples are the perfect complement to rich and creamy peanut butter, so why not add diced apples to peanut butter cookie dough? Bingo, perfection! Now I love my sweets and usually have a hard time controlling my sweet tooth, but I had ZERO control after baking these cookies. I challenge anyone who tries these cookies to stop at just one. I would bet money that you can't. And that's quite alright, because you will be experiencing total bliss with each and every bite.


Chewy Peanut Butter Apple Cookies (adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction)
(about 2 dozen cookies)

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 large apple, finely diced

Add butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar to a large mixing bowl. Cream ingredients together. Add peanut butter to creamed ingredients and mix in. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until fully incorporated. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; mix until just incorporated, careful not to over mix. Fold in diced apples. Chill cookie dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon tablespoon size cookie dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until cookies just begin to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

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Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 133.4
Total Fat: 8.2 g
Cholesterol: 18.1 mg
Sodium: 67.1 mg
Total Carbs: 15.0 g
Fiber: 0.8 g
Sugars: 8.6 g
Protein: 3.0 g

Pros:
-The BEST peanut butter cookie
-Unique twist on a classic peanut butter cookie
-Perfect for fall
-Recipe can easily be doubled to feed a crowd
-Versatile-if you don't have apples or like the combination of peanut butter and apples, add chocolate chips, M&Ms, pretzels, peanuts, or other various mix-ins to cookie dough

Cons:
-Caloric

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

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21 comments:

  1. Oh my these look delicious, I have to put this on mu recipe list, and tweak recipe a little to make with my whole wheat flour! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. These would work perfectly with whole wheat flour Pamela! It's hard to think of much that would make these cookies anything less than amazing. :)

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  2. All the times I've made peanut butter cookies, and I never thought about adding apples! I love peanut butter on apples, so this recipe is a must try!

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    1. You're going to love these cookies Sara! A definite must-try for peanut butter/apple lovers. :)

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  3. "best peanut butter cookie??? YOU ARE THE SWEETEST ever Elaine! I am so glad you enjoyed them. Yes they are definitely calorie dense but SO worth each bite, right?! I love the addition of apples! You are so creative girl. I need to make these :)

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    1. Totally worth every single calorie! These cookies are dangerously good, so I don't know if I should be thankful that you shared them with the world or not. I'm going to go with yes, but if I gain a few pounds I know what recipe to blame. :)

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  4. These are wonderful looking cookies!
    Unique combination for flavors - PB and applps, something I'd definitely like to try

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    1. The peanut butter definitely shines through in these cookies, while the apples give it a slight sweet, fruity flavor. But if you are a fan of soft, chewy, peanut butter cookies, you should definitely try these and mix in your favorite ingredients! (But I highly recommend apples! :])

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  5. Elaine I am featuring this yummy cookies at Heavenly Treats Sunday Link party, come get your featured button tomorrow morning!

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    1. That's great Pamela! Thank you so much. :) I'll be sure to stop by and check out the other features recipes as well.

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  6. Oh these sound so delicious! Love the combo apple and PB.
    Thank you for sharing them at Foodie Friends Friday, come back Sunday to vote :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll be sure to vote. :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing these at Crazy for Crust. Such an obvious idea to turn this combo into a cookie. Why didn't I think of that? I hope that you will share these at my holiday cookie exchange: http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/2012-cookie-exchange-cookies-and-memories/

    Have a great week!

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    1. I'd love to! Thanks for sharing the link!

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  8. Ooh, these sound great! Such an interesting mix of flavors!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! For someone who loves dipping apples in peanut butter, it seemed like a good combination of flavors to try. :)

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  9. Those cookies look so yummy. Soft and delicious! Come and visit us this week. We are having a terrific giveaway from Pick Your Plum - $75 swank bag.

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    1. Oh I love giveaways! Thanks for the heads up. And I hope you give these cookies a try. :)

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  10. This sounds super fantastic! And I love the visible chunks of apple. Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday.

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    1. Thanks Angie! The apples are a nice change from chocolate chips or other mix-ins. :)

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  11. thanks for sharing.

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