Peanut Butter Cookies

If things are going to plan then my ship will be coming back into the UK today and this will be the end of my imposed silence! If things go quiet on the blog then my voyage had been extended…. But I am looking on the positive side of things and everything will go to plan. So to celebrate my return home (hopefully!) I am going to share one of my all time favourite recipes with you and yes of course it is peanut butter flavoured šŸ˜€ Peanut Butter Cookies.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Madness

The cookies themselves have a whopping 225 grams (a little over 3/4 cup) of peanut butter in them and to give even more peanut butter bliss I have included peanut butter chips in these cookies.

Peanut Butter Cookies

These are completely optional as they are not the easiest of things to come by in the UK, I have to buy them online. But if you can get them I highly recommend using them. For my UK friends if they are too difficult to come by you could replace them with chocolate chips instead. They would still taste great šŸ™‚

Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft and Buttery

These are soft buttery cookies that just melt in your mouth, and are insanely addictive. One is never enough. I know these will be the first thing I will be baking when I get home. The aroma from the oven while they are baking is so good.

Peanut Butter Cookies

The only down side to these cookies is the dough can be a little sticky to work with because of all the butter and peanut butter in them. This recipe is not for the faint hearted. But with a little time in the fridge the dough does become easier to work with but still expect sticky hands. But when something tastes this good, whats sticky hands between friends?

Peanut Butter Cookies
If you love peanut butter and you love cookies this recipe is for you, you will love it I promise šŸ˜€

Peanut Butter Cookies
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A soft buttery cookie packed full of peanut butter that will just melt in your mouth. Warning these cookies are insanely addictive!
Recipe type: Biscuits / Cookies
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24 cookies
  • 115 grams softened unsalted butter, (1 stick)
  • 125 grams soft dark brown sugar, (1/2 cup - firmly packed)
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 225 grams peanut butter - smooth or crunchy, (3/4 cup and 1 tablespoon)
  • 115 grams plain flour (all purpose), (A scant 1 cup)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 85 grams peanut butter chips or chocolate if you prefer, (1/2 cup)>
  1. Beat the butter and sugar together till it is light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat again until fully incorporated.
  3. Stir in the peanut butter.
  4. Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt and gently fold to bring it all together.
  5. Fold in the peanut butter chips if you are using them. Then chill the dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat your oven to 180C / 350F / Gas mark 4 and get a couple of large baking sheets ready.
  7. Roll the dough out into 24 balls. When they go on the baking sheet press them flat with a fork to about 2 and ½ inches (6cm) wide making a criss cross pattern.
  8. Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
  9. When you bring them out of the oven leave them on their tray for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to fully cool down. Then enjoy.
    Peanut Butter Cookies
  10. If you keep them in an airtight tin these cookies will last 5 to 7 days.... good luck in keeping them that long!


Author: Emma

I make, photograph and write every post on Bake Then Eat. If you ever come over to visit you will be presented with a plethora of home bakes, expect to leave my home a few pounds heavier and with a doggy bag!

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  1. These cookies look amazing! I love traditional peanut butter cookies, but adding peanut butter chips is a great idea to make them even better!

    Hope your travels went according to schedule and welcome back!
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    • Hi Brianna, thank you my travels went well but I am glad to be home now for a while before my next set of travels šŸ˜€ The peanut butter chips certainly do add another dimension šŸ˜€

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    • Hi Angie, thank you šŸ˜€ I had to go online to find them as I couldn’t find them in the UK shops.

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    • Hi Maureen, thank you and this is certainly a good week, it’s good to be back in the UK šŸ˜€

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  2. I love peanut butter cookies and these ones look amazing especially with the peanut butter chips! I could definitely go for a batch of these pretty cookies right now šŸ™‚ Hope your ship is back and you had a good voyage Emma šŸ™‚

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    • Hi Kelly, yep I am back now and my trip was good very hot and sunny šŸ˜€ now I am back to the autumn chill of the UK! The peanut butter chips do make these cookies so good šŸ˜€

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  3. Welcome home! Love the double dose of pb…and so would my kids!

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    • Hi Liz thank you it’s good to be back! Can’t beat a double hit of pb šŸ™‚

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  4. Oh mine, I suddenly have a big appetite for peanut butter cookies!

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    • Hi Pamela, thank you in my book they make a perfectly acceptable lunch!

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    • Hi Miranda, you are right you can’t go wrong with more peanut butter šŸ˜€ The cold weather does make you eat more….. I am sure that is a science fact!!!

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  5. I just LOVE peanut butter cookies! These look truly magical – like the addition of peanut butter chips too (I wish we had those in Australia). So good!
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    • Hi Jessica, I have to get my Peanut Butter chips via mail order as they are not available in the UK either, shame because they take these cookies to another level šŸ˜€

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