Our Very Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes
Peanut butter cookies are a classic for a reason—they're sweet, slightly savory, and deliciously nutty. Best of all? No matter what time of year it is, they're always in season. Find your next favorite peanut butter cookie recipe here.
Peanut Butter Cookies
These are just like Grandma made, complete with the crosshatch pattern on top. It's easier than you think to make that pattern; just crisscross the tines of a fork and press gently into the top of each cookie before you bake.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
A gooey skillet brownie topped with scoops of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with melted peanut butter and rich chocolate syrup– what could be better?
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
You probably have everything on hand to make these chewy, chocolaty peanut butter cookies. To fit the cookies on a single sheet pan, divide cookies into 5 rows of 4. Pressing the cookies flat helps them bake quickly and get lovely crisp edges; otherwise they'll be too round and undercooked.
Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies
Triple the peanut butter, triple the fun! Make dessert fun for the whole family with these ooey-gooey treats.
Flourless Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies
These flourless cookies are a dream if you're going gluten-free, especially with the perfect pairing of peanut butter and chocolate. Our readers can't get enough of this easy recipe: "These are awesome," says one 5-star review. "So yummy and really easy to make!" Hungry for more? Check out How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Chewy, Gooey, Crunchy, or Cakey next.
Peanut Butter-Cup Cookies
How cute are these little cups? Making them is super easy: Celebrate your love for peanut butter cups by melting them on top of a perfect peanut butter cookie.
Make your own super easy version of the classic kiss cookie recipe at home. Our delicious recipe takes just a few minutes and makes more than enough to share.
PB, Banana, and Oat Cookies
At just 82 calories a pop, these gluten-free cookies are a healthy indulgence packed with peanut butter, bananas, rolled oats, and chocolate minichips. Pack one or two in your lunchbox for a yummy midday pick me up.
PB & Chocolate Pan Cookie
Leave the mixer in the cabinet--you can mix up this incredibly indulgent dough with a spoon. You just might want to eat it that way too.
The favorite sandwich flavor combination comes together in these adorable preserves-filled cookies. Use any type of jam or preserves.
Magic in the Middles
Reminiscent of chocolate-peanut butter cups (or buckeyes, if you're into homemade candies), these cookies will disappear in a snap. Prep: 45 minutes, Bake: 7 minutes per batch.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Cookies
Grace Parisi grinds granola to use in place of flour, then adds whole pieces of granola to her dough for crunch.
Peanut-Butter-Toffee Chunk Cookies
There is very little flour in these cookies, which allows the flavor of the peanut butter to shine through. Definitely stick with creamy peanut butter for best results.
Double Peanut Butter Cookies
Enjoy these soft, chewy, peanut-buttery cookies warm from the oven.
Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
If you’re a peanut butter fan, these cookies won’t last long. You’ll enjoy every last crumb! Don’t forget to serve them with a tall, cold glass of milk.
Chilled Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies
These super simple no-bake cookies will quickly become a family favorite. As one five star reviewer pointed out, this recipe is great to make in the summer heat when you don't want to crank up the oven.
Peanut Butter Cookies with Butterscotch Bits
Crisscrossed fork marks and all, these peanut butter cookies are just like Mom made, with the addition of yummy butterscotch morsels for extra flavor and a sweet crunch.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookies
Because who can choose between peanut butter and chocolate? Now you don't have to! Try out our indulgent spin on the classic black and white cookie.
Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies
Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies
This fabulous cookie requires only four ingredients, making these quite possibly the easiest peanut butter cookies ever! Most of these ingredients you probably already have on hand in your own kitchen, which makes whipping up a batch of these beauties a snap. The classic recipe requires no flour, which makes these cookies perfect for those looking for a gluten free dessert option. Be sure to press the tops of the cookies with a fork for that "classic peanut butter cookie" look!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
This simple mix-and-drop chocolate peanut butter cookie dough comes together in minutes and may not even require a shopping trip, thanks to its pantry-friendly ingredients. Hungry for more? Check out 100 of our best cookie recipes of all time next. For more cookie tips and tricks, read all about How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Chewy, Gooey, Crunchy, or Cakey.
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Take oatmeal cookies to a whole new level by adding chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter. These chewy, sweet treats won't last long after you bake them. To add even more of a whole-grain kick to these cookies, substitute 1 cup of the all-purpose flour with 1 cup of white whole-wheat flour. You could also use your favorite nut butter, such as almond butter or cashew butter, in place of the peanut butter.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Bars
They’re everything you love about a classic PB&J sandwich, but in cookie form (i.e. way better). These peanut butter and jelly bars feature a chewy peanut butter cookie layer, topped with a sweet-tart jammy layer, and finished off with a crunchy peanut butter streusel. While they would make for a perfect lunchbox treat to send with your kiddos (particularly if you’re not already packing them a PB&J sandwich), these nostalgic, deliciously balanced cookie bars are also a huge hit with the grown-up crowd. Pack them up for your next tailgate or potluck, and ready yourself for rave reviews. We went with grape jam for our bars, but feel free to use your favorite flavor instead.