Growing up, I spent a lot of my time at Chautauqua Lake Community Sailing, but I wasn’t particularly fond of the sport. My mom would put these cookies in my lunch box and that was probably the only reason I continued to agree to go. (The same cookie also worked a few years later, when I attended Nantucket Community Sailing. A special shout out to our coach Rob, who will never forget the Shapiro clan.)

Chocolate and peanut butter are one of my favorite combinations and these cookies are the perfect balance of both. With it being cookie season, these are perfect for the cook who loves a beautiful cookie but doesn’t have time to bake! Wait, isn’t that all of us? Anyways, a simple peanut butter cookie mix, (yes I said mix), a cup of chocolate chips and some crushed peanuts are all you need to make a cookie that will not only keep your kid in sailing school, but will also impress even the most critical baker.




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1 Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookie Mix

½ to 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

½ cup chopped salted peanuts


  1. Cook Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookies according to package directions. Allow to cool.
  2. Pour chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. On medium power, microwave until melted about 2 minutes.
  3. Take cooled cookie and dip one half into the chocolate. Place on parchment paper and sprinkle with the crushed peanuts.