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Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies

Homemade peanut butter cookies with peanuts are always a welcome treat.  Made with crunchy peanut butter, peanuts inside and on top gives these cookies superb crunch.  Peanut butter lovers will devour these cookies. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 36 small cookies
Calories 212kcal
Author Anne Clark


  • Large mixing bowls
  • measuring cup(s)
  • measuring spoons
  • Electric mixer
  • cookie sheets
  • wire cooling rack


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1-½ cups peanut butter
  • 1-½ cups light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2-½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • Place the top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 375°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat and set aside.
  • Cream the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, and mix to combine.
  • In a separate large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Transfer dough to the refrigerator and chill for one hour.
  • Once chilled, divide the dough into equal-sized balls and arrange on the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each ball. Press the dough down with a fork in a crisscross fashion to flatten.
  • Place the baking sheets into the pre-heated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown on top and cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and let the cookies sit for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool before serving.


Storing Baked Cookies
  1. Allow the cookies to completely cool off.
  2. Place cookies into an airtight container.
  3. Keep the container at room temperature.  Cookies will stay fresh for 3-4 days.
Freezing Baked Cookies
  1. Allow the cookies to completely cool off.
  2. Transfer the cookies to an airtight container.
  3. Freeze for up to 5 months.


Serving: 1.6oz | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12.8g | Saturated Fat: 4.4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g