Pantry Purging Cookies

I decided to purge my pantry of “almost expired” items recently.  It was much needed and a job I had put off.  If you are like me, you shop the grocery adds and buy in bulk when things are on sale.  What I can’t stand is finding something in my pantry months later that has expired so I have made, what I call, “purging my pantry” a regular event.  I keep one shelf empty – okay, almost empty and when I clean my pantry I put all items just expired or almost expired on that bottom shelf to remind me they need to be used now or very soon.  Then I go on a quest to find new recipes, or find the recipe, I had originally intended to prepare using these ingredients. This task provides an opportunity for me to look through some of those cookbooks I haven’t had my nose in lately or thumb through my recipe box and/or notebooks full of recipes.  

The ingredients found that needed to be used soon were a half jar of chunky peanut butter and a can of peanuts. My first thought was…I haven’t made Double Treat Cookies for some time.  This cookie recipe was shared by my sister, Debbie, many years ago.  I remember going to her house one day and she had just baked some.  They were cooling on wax paper and I instantly asked her what kind of cookie it was.  I had my first Double Treat Cookie that day. I’m suppose to share that these cookies are Casey’s favorite (my nephew).    
(Printable Copy)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup regular shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup peanut butter, chunky style
1 cup peanuts, chopped
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two large baking pans with parchment paper.

 Add butter and shortening to bowl.
 Cream until smooth.
 Add sugars.
 Add eggs.
 After creaming mixture, add 
peanut butter and dry ingredients.
Then add vanilla. Mix well.
 Chop peanuts.
 Add peanuts and chocolate chips.
 Roll dough into one-inch balls.
Place two-inches apart onto
cookie sheets lined with 
parchment paper.
Cool cookies.
One more look.  Yummy!


  1. says:

    This is an excellent treat for my kids arriving from school =)Yummy!