Apple Dippin’ Peanut Butter Cookies

Good Sunday morning! I am so excited to share this little gem of a cookie with you all today. One of my all time favorite flavor combinations is apples and peanut butter, alright just about anything with peanut butter is fantastic. It’s ridiculous the amount of peanut butter we go through in this house! I remember dipping apples with peanut butter as a kid and have recently introduced it to my little rugrats. They seem to love it as much as I do.

In celebration of my love for this mighty fine combo I created a cookie that is hands down Fabulous! Make sure you find yourself some Turbinado Sugar at your grocery store. It gives the best sweet little crunch to each bite. I’ve seen it in quite a few grocery stores, so look a little closer down the baking isle and pick some up for these cookies.

Next time you feel like making a batch of cookies, you gotta try these babies, just try not to eat all the dough so you have some cookies to make! Enjoy!

Apple Dippin’ Peanut Butter Cookies

1 stick softened butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 Cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 Cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
3/4 Cup vanilla flavored granola clusters
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Cup diced apples, about 1/4 inch, I used fuji

1/2 Cup turbinado sugar, or other sugar of choice to roll cookies in

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer, cream butter and sugars until light mixed well. Beat in peanut butter until combined then add the egg and vanilla until well combined.

2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, granola, baking soda and salt. Slowly mix into the wet ingredients following the apples until just combined. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough, roll into sugar then place onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. With tines of a fork, press down slightly making an X on top of each cookie. Bake for 8-9 minutes, cookies should look somewhat soft inside when you take them out. Let cool/finish baking out of oven for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.

3. Grab some milk and dig in!

3 dozen cookies

Here’s to a great new week and great new recipes to come. See you soon!

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62 Responses
  1. koopermom

    We made these this weekend, and they are delicious! They are very soft, and can get sort of soggy, so we just stuck them in the freezer and have been just grabbing them out a few at a time to eat! SO GOOD!!


    I made these this week for our small group and they were delicious! However, I noticed they must be eaten within a few hours or they get soggy. Did you have the same result?

  3. Deanna

    We are on Spring Break this week and I can’t wait to let my boys bake these. These look good enough to eat for breakfast.

  4. BaileysMommy

    I made these cookies and put vanilla granola that had flaxseed in it, and boy were they delish! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  5. Sophie

    Oh how tasty! I remember dipping apples in pb as a little girl, it’s a genius idea to combine them into a cookie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Satisfying my Sweet Tooth

    You can’t go wrong with the apple and caramel combo. I can’t wait to try these cookies!


    These look delicious. I love peanut butter and…just about anything else. I’m a pb apple dipper,too.

  8. skinnybovineskitchen

    mmm… just made these! so yummy! and they are SOFT which is a must for peanut butter cookies for me. i didn’t have the vanilla clusters on hand (obviously!) so i used 1/2 oats and 1/2 crumbled vanilla wafers. i also didn’t roll them in sugar… though i’m sure they’d be extra good that way. thanks, jenny!

  9. julia in wa

    yummy I’m so exited to look at your blog I just happend upon it from real mom kitchen I have seen you on all you foo network shows/cometions love themgreat job

  10. M and E

    Wow, those look amazing. My 3-year-old has just discovered peanut butter and apples, but she mostly just likes to stick her hand in the jar and eat the PB off her hand. Kinda gross! I just saw your breakfast quiche how-to video on the Pillsbury website. I saw the thumbnail and thought, “Hey! That’s the Picky Palate girl!!”

  11. Nick

    Oh my, you’ve sold me on this one. I bet they would be great half-dipped in dark or white chocolate and left to harden

  12. Liz

    The peanut butter/apple combo is so clever. I’ll bet it makes the cookies extra chewy … which is just how my kids like them!

  13. David Reisinger


    We’re on spring break this week, and was trying to think of something fun for Rebecca and I to make together…I think we have a winner!

    They reallly look awesome…can’t wait to try ’em!

  14. CookiePie

    You know, I love apples with PB on them, and I never thought to combine them in a baked treat. You’re a genius!!!

  15. Sara

    What a yummy little cookie. I can always count on you to make a great cookie out of a combo that I love. These sound and look divine!

  16. Sharon

    I think I bookmark just about all of your cookie recipes. I”ve never made cookies with apples, but I can’t wait to try!

  17. Stephanie

    They look so delicious! I love apples and peanut butter. Both times I was pregnant, that was my super favorite snack. I can’t believe you found a way to make it even better – put it in a cookie! You’re genius. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Jenny

    Thanks everyone. Those vanilla granola clusters can be found at markets like Whole Foods, Sprouts, Fresh and Easy or if you are still not having luck, you can use the boxed cereal that is granola based. Enjoy!!

  19. Clumbsy Cookie

    Jenny I’m so salivating now! I’m sure they’re incredible! But I’m not sure that I’d be able to not eat all the dough! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. Kerstin

    What a great combination to use in a cookie! I really like your addition of granola too for the added crunch.

  21. Edie

    Looks sinful and I can’t wait to eat ’em. I’m headed to the pantry right now to see if I can make these NOW.

  22. Bob

    I love apples and peanut butter! And cookies. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Those look awesome, I’m definitely trying them out.

  23. The 4 Nelsons

    Well, I’ve never really commented on your blog before, though I’ve followed it fanatically for like a year now. ๐Ÿ™‚ I always love your dessert creations. These sound amazing! I dip everything in peanut butter too – pieces of chocolate, apples, celery, carrot sticks, you name it. So your peanut butter recipes are what I look forward to the most. Thanks for what sounds like another great one!

  24. Recipe Girl


    this is such a great recipe…You should have kept this secret (but thanks for sharing). I am going to make these as soon as I buy some peanut butter.


  25. carol

    Oh how I love peanut butter cookies…and what a great idea adding apples to them. I’ve gotta try these!

  26. Stacey

    One of my favorite snacks is Fuji apples and PB. I can’t believe I hadn’t thought about making them into a cookie. Thanks for this recipe. I think I’ll try it out today!

  27. Cristine

    Oh my goodness! Those look fantastic! If I didn’t have to leave the house right now I’d be in the kitchen making these! YUM YUM!

  28. Daniel

    This is an exceptionally creative recipe… thanks for sharing it with us!

    Just stumbled onto your blog for the first time today and I’m really enjoying it. You have an enthusiastic writing style and a real knack for making cooking fun!

    Casual Kitchen

  29. Noor

    I love anything apples. I know my son would like these. Its a challenge trying to find things he will eat.

  30. Donna-FFW

    One of my kids favorite snacks is apple and peanut butter. I will have to try these cookies. I hope I can find vanilla clusters. These look delicious!

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