Are you on the hunt for some rich, soft and chewy peanut butter cookies? Then look no further because we’ve gathered the 20 sexiest homemade peanut butter cookies recipes on the web! So turn on your ovens, get that gallon of milk and let’s make some peanut butter cookies!
20 Lip-Smacking Peanut Butter Cookies Recipes
- Lose yourself in these chocolate chip peanut butter cookies.
Ah, the majestic peanut butter cookie. Is there any cookie finer? Probably not. What other cookie could emulate its rich peanut buttery taste; soft, moist texture; and, wholesome goodness? To celebrate the humble peanut butter cookie (and satisfy our sweet tooth), we’ve rounded up 20 peanut butter cookies recipes that are so good, they’ll make you want to slap yo’ mama! (But please don’t.)
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1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- The best part of chocolate chip cookies meets the best part of life: peanut butter!
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Sure, every recipe says “Best this” and “Best that,” but that doesn’t always mean they really are the best. (Especially when it comes to that hole in the wall burrito place that claims to be the Best Burrito In The City.) But this peanut butter cookies recipe, well, let’s just say it delivers in a big way. Take the texture you know and love from chocolate chip cookies, but add peanut butter to the mix. The result is the BEST peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie ever.
2. Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
- Do you like records and vintage clothes? Do friends use the “H” word when referring to you? If so, embrace your hipster cool by making these old fashioned peanut butter cookies.
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After a long tiring day of playing (ah, to be a kid again), these peanut butter cookies make for a great post-playground snack. This old fashioned peanut butter recipe is soft, chewy and perfect with a cold glass of milk.
3. Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
- Ovens are so early 2000s. It’s all about no bake desserts! (Just kidding, Oven!)
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When we first saw this recipe, we thought, “Oh yeah.” Then we tried this recipe and thought, “HECK YEAH!” These peanut butter cookies are made even more awesome by the fact that it’s a no bake recipe that only requires simple ingredients, your hands and a lot of love.
4. Peanut Butter & Nutella Cookies
- We don’t know if we can handle all the “yes” in these cookies.
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5. Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
- For the little monkey in you. We all have it, so let it out!
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We like to call this banana peanut butter cookies recipe “bite-sized banana bread” because, yup, that’s what it tastes like: bite-sized, round and inviting banana bread pieces. And if you think putting banana in a cookie is ew, do keep in mind that bananas are incredibly sweet and can add a certain softness to baked goods that can’t be found with anything else. This cookie recipe is one of the best treats to enjoy on a lazy afternoon.
6. Peanut Butter M&M Cookies
- Hear ye, hear ye: this recipe only requires 4 ingredients!
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Have you guys ever seen the Peanut Butter M & Ms? If you’ve tried them, then you understand just how truly amazing they are. So amazing, that when we’re asked what our favorite work of art is, we don’t say the Mona Lisa, we say Peanut Butter M & Ms. And as strongly as we feel about the candy, we feel even stronger about these Peanut Butter M & M cookies. This recipe only uses 4 ingredients, all of which can be found in your pantry, and is the easiest of easy recipes to put together. Make these for the kids, or be like us: make a batch in secret and eat them in your room, with the door locked.
7. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- Eyes up here, please!
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Huge, chewy peanut butter cookies loaded with oats and then topped with peanut butter chips. That’s exactly what this recipe is and it is awesome! Oats only help enhance the peanut butter cookies’ soft texture, making this cookie softer than Charmin toilet paper! (Okay, that wasn’t the best comparison, but you understand the sentiment, right?)
8. Apple Peanut Butter Cookies
- *sigh* we know it’s summer, but these cookies just make us wish it was fall. (Plus, aren’t fall clothes better?)
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Say whaaa? Apples and peanut butter? It’s not such a strange combination after all and while we’ve, admittedly, never tried apple peanut butter cookies, we must say that these sound incredibly delicious and like a recipe that was made for fall. You better believe we’re trying this as soon as the temperatures drop.
9. S’more Peanut Butter Cookies
- Bring the campfire to you with this unconventional take on s’mores.
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Whoaaa… Are those cookies real?! Everyone knows that s’mores are the best part of camping, but sometimes, we don’t want to have to plan a camping trip just to enjoy a s’more. …not that we’ve ever done that before…*cough, cough* Don’t judge us! The best part about these cookies is that you don’t need to endure the cold, to enjoy some tasty warm treats. Melted marshmallows and thick chocolate cream make this cookie a dream come true. Because our dreams are made of freshly baked goods and sweet treats.
10. Double Chocolate Chip Swirl Cookies
- Sure, you can meditate, but to really bring some balance into your life, we recommend these cookies instead.
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How cool are these cookies? If for some reason you find yourself at a Yin-Yang themed party (save yourself and leave the house quickly), bring these along as your “balanced” treats. These cookies look like they’d be complicated to make, but are actually super easy, so make a batch and send us some pictures!
11. Simple Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
- Save the bees and only buy socially conscious honey!
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This amazing cookie recipe is sweetened with honey and rolled in sugar, so you know it’s going to be amazing. Definitely a recipe you have to try, make this one before its too late and we buy out all the honey in the country! Okay, that was an exaggeration, but you catch our drift.
12. Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies
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Did you know that chocolate and peanut butter go well together? Just kidding, of course you did. Everyone and their mother knows that. In this recipe, classic peanut butter cookies get dipped in chocolate sauce with some sweet toppings sprinkled on top. To make this festive, look for multi-colored sprinkles or just toss some peanut butter chips on top! Peanut butter on peanut butter? Now you’re talking.
13. Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
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This recipe for peanut butter cookies is soft and chewy, coated in sugar and topped with a milk chocolate kiss. Did we mention they’re also gluten-free? With these cookies, we can guarantee you’ll have one.
One batch, that is! Duh!
14. Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Cookies
- Eureka! We’ve found it: the secret to everlasting happiness!
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Apples are one of the most glorious gifts of nature. They are juicy and taste like straight up candy (except this candy promotes healthy teeth instead of rotting them.) These peanut butter cookies are made with thick, juicy chunks of fresh apple and drizzled in cinnamon goodness. So, once fall comes, you can find us cozying up to a plate of these little guys while watching reruns of Hannibal.
15. Honey Peanut Butter & Coconut Cookies
- For all you cocoNUTS out there! We love you!
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I love how these cookies are perfectly coated with coconut flakes. They look great, have a chewy texture and a nice peanut buttery taste. These cookies make an awesome cookie snack that will surely satisfy your sugar cravings.
16. Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles
- The Hall and Oates of cookies.
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C’mon! Who doesn’t like snickerdoodles? While we admit we’re a little sad we didn’t think of this first, we’re just glad there’s someone out there who did! One flavor never overpowers the other, and instead they come together to create a perfect union of peanut butter and cinnamon. Let’s just say, this peanut butter snickerdoodle is the perfect marriage and we’ve just found our new inspiration for #relationshipgoals.
17. Maple Cinnamon Glazed Peanut Butter Cookies
- Get ready for some serious flavor!
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Anything followed by the word “glaze” is bound to be delicious. For example, red wine…glaze, bacon…glaze. There’s nothing wrong with glaze, especially when it’s maple flavored! The maple cinnamon glaze in this recipe adds a hard crunch to it that makes it seem like you’re eating a peanut butter snickers bar. Except wait, this cookie is better. So. Much. Better.
18. Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies
- There’s a surprise in every bite!
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MORE! Oh, so much more of this recipe. Please! This is the perfect recipe to make when friends and family are over because upon setting this plate down, they’ll think they’re just regular peanut butter cookies until they take a bite and feel that rush of sweet, wonderful Nutella in their mouth. The only question is though: can your friends handle all that goodness?
19. Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cookies
- Now you can say you’ve had salted caramel peanut butter cookies! And they were amazing!
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One bite of these cookies will make your guests happier than a kid on Christmas morning. Salted caramel is great, peanut butter is great, and this is basically the Brangelina of cookies. And you know it doesn’t get better than Brangelina.
20. Peanut Butter Avocado Cookies
- These cookies are packed with healthy, good-for-you fats!
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Avocado? We’ll be the first to admit, when we first came across sweet avocado recipes, we were a bit skeptical. Our first thought was “Why?” and then, after we made avocado chocolate mousse, we thought “Why the heck not?” Avocado is rich and creamy and, if you think about, perfect for baked goods! These cookies are super fun to make for kids as the avocado imparts a slightly green color. Green eggs and ham? More like green cookies and milk, please.
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