Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies

Posted on Aug 3, 2017

Lets just jump straight in with this months Peanut Butter Bash recipe shall we? Why? Because these Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies are just so good. Soft and pillowy in the middle and crispy on the outside. I know you are going to love these cookies as much as I do. I’m sure you have already guessed this month we mixed peanut butter with cinnamon. And they really make a great pairing, it has to be tried to be believed.


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Cinnamon & Peanut Butter

I’ve been wanting to make snickerdoodle cookies for a really long time. I remember making some batches a few years ago when I first moved into this house. The house was lovely and inviting with the sweet smell of cinnamon cookies coming from the kitchen and drifting through the house. And luckily it happened again, this time with a hint of peanut butter added into the mix. ❤😍😋


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I guess because I have added peanut butter to these peanut butter snickerdoodle cookies, they are not true snickerdoodle cookies. But you know what, when a cookie tastes this good who cares about semantics? You are always going to get purists saying NO WAY! But give them a try, its always good to try something new.


Cream of Tartar.

To try and stick to the original as much as possible I did use cream of tartar in these cookies. It helps to give the cookies that tang that they are famous for. If your cupboards are lacking cream of tartar then you can replace it with baking powder. Just remember, they will be strictly speaking, further away from the original snickerdoodle principles then this recipe already is. Hey I am not the cookie police so I won’t say anything, I promise 😉


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No Chill.

One of the best things about these peanut butter snickerdoodle cookies is, the dough is no chill! Yeah!!! That means from raw ingredients to your mouth in under 30 minutes. Seriously, what more could you ask for? When I made these cookies before there was no benefit to chilling the dough for any length of time. So go right ahead and pop it right into the oven. Which is always a good thing when it comes to a cookie.


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Seriously what are you waiting for? Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies are just 30 minutes away 😀



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Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies are crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. The classic snickerdoodle cinnamon cookie with a hint of peanut butter in every bite. Quick and easy to make with no chilling needed.
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Course: cookies/biscuits
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 25 cookies
Author: Emma



  • 75 grams granulated sugar (1/3 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • 210 grams unsalted butter (1 cup)
  • 200 grams granulated sugar (1 cup)
  • 50 grams light brown sugar (1/4 cup)
  • 130 grams smooth peanut butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 420 grams plain / all purpose flour (3 and 1/2 cups)
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour / starch


  • Pre-heat your oven to 190C / 375F / Gas mark 5 and line a large baking sheet with baking parchment or a silicone mat.
  • In a small bowl mix the sugar and cinnamon for the coating together then place to one side.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugars together until well combined.
  • Mix in the peanut butter.
  • Add in the egg and egg yolk along with the vanilla and beat until everything is very well combined.
  • Pour in about 1/3 of the flour, along with the cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and cornflour and mix everything together.
  • Add another 1/3 of four and mix again.
  • Fold in the remaining flour.
  • Roll the cookies out to about 1 and 1/2 tablespoon size balls and roll them about in the cinnamon sugar coating and pop them on your prepared baking sheet and bake.
  • I found 13 minutes was perfect for my oven, but some ovens (actually most) are faster than mine so check on you cookies at the 10 minute mark.
  • Once baked take the cookies out of the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to fully cool down.
  • Stored in an airtight tin these cookies are best eaten within 3 - 4 days.
  • The cookies can also be frozen, unbaked or baked for 3 months. If cooking the dough from frozen add a few minutes on to the baking time.
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Check out my friend Gina from Kleinworth & Co’s Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Recipe Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies ❤😋😍


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  1. Yummy! They look so crumbly and sweet! It looks like some sort of old-fashionned granny homemade cookies 🙂

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  2. I am a super fan of cookies, chocolates, and peanuts. I haven’t tried these before but I’ll try these very soon at my home. I love that these are no-chill. I can never wait that long for a cookie seriously. I really love that taste of peanut in a cookie. Looking forward to more recipes, Thanks for sharing this with us. Best wishes and Regards

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    • Thank you, I am sure you will love these cookies as much as I do 😀

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  3. Love peanut butter! And SO GOOD in cookies. These snickerdoodles look terrific — really creative recipe. Thanks!

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  4. oh my gosh, i can’t believe i haven’t tried this before! snickerdoodles are a long time favorite, and i’ve been on such a peanut butter kick lately! these look perfect in texture and must taste amazing!

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  5. I love that you added peanut butter!!! These look amazing!!

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  6. STOP IT! Peanut butter snickerdoodles? They have to be the best cookies ever. BRILLIANT, Emma!

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  7. Hi Emma, oh these cookies are perfection, love that you made a peanut butter snickerdoodle, so clever!

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  8. What a lovely combination, these cookies look great Emma.

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  9. I have never thought of combining peanut butter and cinnamon – what a lovely idea! Can’t wait to try these… staff meetings start back up soon, and we always ninth homemade treats!

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    • Thank you David, peanut butter and cinnamon are great partners, Ive combined them a few times and they always go well together.

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  10. I love both snickerdoodles and peanut butter cookies, but I have never thought of combining them both. This looks amazing!!

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    • Thank you Cathleen, they make a great pairing 😀

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  11. We love snickerdoodles and you’ve made them even better by adding peanut butter! 😀

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    • Thank you Lorraine, in my opinion almost everything is better with peanut butter added 😀

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  12. These peanut butter snickerdoodle cookies look so stunning and delicious, Emma. Cinnamon and peanut butter sound like a great combo for a cookie. I guess I will use baking powder in these cookies. PS: Loved your video. 😀

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    • Thank you Anu, the video is a bit rough but I am learning 😀

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  13. I love that these are no-chill. I can never wait that long for a cookie.

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    • Same here Gina, chilling cookie dough is such a bore 😀

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  14. These are the perfectest snickerdoodle cookies I have ever seen! Good job, Emma.

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