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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

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  1. 1
    Donna-FFW says:

    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!

  2. 2
    Meg says:

    Love the apple and peanut butter combination. The addition of granola was a great ideas.

  3. 3
    Noor says:

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

  4. 4
    Barbara Bakes says:

    I think this is the first recipe I’ve seen with apples and peanut butter. Very creative!

  5. 5
    Daniel says:

    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

  6. 6
    Cristine says:

    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!

  7. 7
    Stacey says:

    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!

  8. 8
    Top computer blog says:

    very nice picky dish, thanks for sharing

  9. 9
    carol says:

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

  10. 10
    Elra says:

    Wow, this sounds unbelievably delicious.

  11. 11
    Recipe Girl says:


    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.


  12. 12
    Helene says:

    What a great cookie. I would eat couple for sure.

  13. 13
    The 4 Nelsons says:

    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!

  14. 14
    Bob says:

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

  15. 15
    Micaela says:

    This sounds absolutely YUMMY!!! Great idea!

  16. 16
    Not Another Omnivore says:

    Looks amazing!


  17. 17
    Edie says:

    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.

  18. 18
    Allyson says:

    What arevanilla clusters and where can you fins them in the store? This looks so yummy! Thanks!

  19. 19
    Leslie says:

    These looks wonderful Jenny!
    Great job sista!!

  20. 20
    Jeena says:

    These look so gorgeous Jenny I love apple and peanut butter too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. 21
    Kerstin says:

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

  22. 22
    Jaime says:

    apples and PB are so good together, great idea to make it into a cookie!

  23. 23
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    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˜‰

  24. 24
    Sara says:

    oooh, I love that flavor combo- what a fun idea for a cookie!

  25. 25
    Claire says:

    These look wonderful! I love peanut butter and apples as well.

  26. 26
    Zesty Cook says:

    Oh WOW – what a combination. I am so excited to try these.

  27. 27
    My Sweet & Saucy says:

    I am loving these!

  28. 28
    Jenny says:

    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!!

  29. 29
    Stephanie says:

    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™‚

  30. 30
    Sharon says:

    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!

  31. 31
    Sara says:

    Oh my…delicious!! Apples and pb are one of my most favorite things…ever. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. 32
    HoneyB says:

    I will have to try these…lovin the PB!

  33. 33
    Rob says:

    Apples and peanut butter yummy

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    Maria says:

    Great creation!! I love pb and apples too!

  36. 36
    Sara says:

    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!

  37. 37
    CookiePie says:

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

  38. 38
    The Blonde Duck says:

    This combines my two favorite foods! YUM!

  39. 39
    David Reisinger says:


    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!

  40. 40
    Patsyk says:

    Wow! Those look great – another winner. I love that there are fresh apple chunks in them.

  41. 41
    Bunny says:

    This sounds fantastic, I don’t know how you do it Jenny, everything you make is gold!

  42. 42
    claire says:

    these look absolutely fantastic- gotta make them soon!

  43. 43
    Liz says:

    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!

  44. 44
    Nick says:

    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

  45. 45
    M and E says:

    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!!”

  46. 46
    Irene says:

    I love apples and peanut butter!!!

  47. 47
    julia in wa says:

    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

  48. 48
    Lauren says:

    Mmmm Apples and Peanut Butter are my fav! I will have to make these!

  49. 49
    skinnybovineskitchen says:

    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!

  50. 50
    ARLENE says:

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

  51. 51
    Satisfying my Sweet Tooth says:

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

  52. 52
    Jennifer says:

    APPLE peanut butter cookies! You are brilliant!!! I love putting peanut butter on apple as a snack!

  53. 53
    Sophie says:

    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™‚

  54. 54
    BaileysMommy says:

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

  55. 55
    koopermom says:

    I can’t wait to try these! I am sooo excited about it I can’t even tell you!

  56. 56
    Deanna says:

    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.

  57. 57
    The Inexperienced Foodie says:

    those look so tasty.

  58. 58
    Kevin says:

    Those look and sound so good. What a great flavour combination!

  59. 59 says:

    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?

  60. 60
    koopermom says:

    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!!

  61. 61
    Amanda Relph says:

    Jenny, I LOVED these! Perhaps the most fabulous (and SOFT) peanut butter cookie I’ve ever tasted! Thanks!

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