Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

by Shawnda on November 27, 2007

in Cookies and Bars

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

This is my favorite way to consume Jif – my favorite way that doesn’t involve just a spoon or my finger.

These cookies don’t advertise but if they did, they’d live up to their name with no problems. I’ve actually made a recipe called “The Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever” and I don’t think those even compare. They’re chewy, moist, peanut buttery, and they’re not grainy like some cookies I’ve tasted. The honey-roasted peanuts folded into the batter at the end puts these cookies over the top.

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft, chewy peanut butter cookies with honey-roasted peanuts.


  • 1 stick butter, cubed and room temp
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup honey-roasted peanuts, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Cream the butter and peanut butter on medium high for 1 minute.
  2. Add sugars and beat at med-high for another minute. Add egg, ,and mix until smooth.
  3. Add flour, baking soda and salt on low speed until thoroughly combined. Mix in peanuts (the dough will be quite soft). Chill dough for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Drop the dough onto a lined baking sheet (whatever method you prefer to keep cookies from sticking is fine). You can use a greased fork to form the traditional criss-cross (I didn't).
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are golden brown. For a crispier cookie, allow the entire cookie to brown. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.


Yields: Depends on size of the cookie, I get 6-7 jumbo cookies

Adapted from The Pastry Queen

Estimated time: 1 hour


{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katie November 28, 2007 at 9:32 am

Nice pictures!!! Your cookie looks PERFECT! :)


2 Jade November 28, 2007 at 9:36 am

These look great!


3 Julie November 28, 2007 at 4:34 pm

That’s one of my favorite ways, too. Along with any dish combining chocolate with peanut butter. Mmm!


4 Kevin November 28, 2007 at 7:35 pm

Nice looking cookies! Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites.


5 Katerina November 28, 2007 at 9:52 pm

Oh wow.. you just reminded me that it has been WAY too long since I made peanut butter cookies. Damn it and I think we are out of Skippy! These look great.


6 Amber November 29, 2007 at 8:26 am

I am not quite sure why but I am craving a huge peanut butter cookie. Doesn’t that sound good?

These look absolutely wonderful.


7 mike November 29, 2007 at 8:43 am

Looks delicious–its been too long since I’ve had peanut butter cookies…


8 Angel November 29, 2007 at 12:28 pm

Peanut butter cookies are my absolute favoritest cookie. Your’s looks so tasty.
I definitely will have to try out your recipe.


9 sher November 29, 2007 at 9:32 pm

You’re killing me–I love PB cookies!!!


10 Deborah November 30, 2007 at 1:55 pm

Oooh, the honey roasted peanuts sound like a wonderful addition! I haven’t made pb cookies in such a long time…


11 Erin December 2, 2007 at 8:45 am

Just wanted to let you know that within 24 hours of reading this recipe, I made a batch of these cookies (what a coincidence that I had JUST bought a pound of honey roasted peanuts at the store a few days prior, and I never buy those things). The cookies were devoured within another 24 hours, and I just baked another batch last night. These cookies are AWESOME. Even people who “don’t like peanut butter cookies” love them! Thanks so much for the recipe, this one is definitely going in my file :)


12 foodiebride December 2, 2007 at 9:18 pm

Erin – glad you liked the recipe! I’ve also found that people who don’t really care for “regular” pb cookies *really* seem to like this recipe.


13 Chris December 5, 2007 at 9:15 pm

These look wonderful. Peanut Butter Cookies are always a hit and I think I will have to add these to the mix! And, I love making large cookies…I think your biggies are fabulous!


14 bobbie December 13, 2007 at 3:29 pm

wait, why not use crunchy??


15 Larua February 20, 2008 at 4:40 pm

I am writing a report about George Washington Carver, the man who made peanut butter!!!
p.s. your cookies look awsome


16 James Thomas July 27, 2010 at 10:56 am

i am allergic to peanuts so i can only taste a bit of peanut butter even if i love it so much.`;’


17 Mandy May 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Can you use natural peanut butter in this recipe? It’s all I ever buy…


18 foodiebride May 22, 2011 at 8:07 pm

@Mandy – there’s no warning in the original recipe against using natural peanut butter. The recipe I have posted is scaled to 1/3 – it’s small enough that it would be easy to test out if you’ve got some natural pb on hand.


19 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm

What a delicious and fun flavor for cookies! These look dynamite, and so delicious. Thanks for sharing, Shawnda!


20 Avril May 30, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I made these the other day for myself & my husband and they were absolutely AMAZING! Followed the recipe exactly except left out peanuts because I didn’t have any on hand. However, they came out chewy & soft just how I like them! They didn’t last till the end of the day at my house :)


21 foodiebride May 31, 2011 at 9:15 am

@Avril – these are dangerous, dangerous cookies! Glad you enjoyed them!


22 erin November 14, 2011 at 10:41 am

just curious, there is a typo in the recipe, 1 egg, yet “eggs” are referred to in the recipe. which is incorrect? thanks, erin


23 foodiebride November 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm

The recipe uses 1 egg. I edited the instructions so it was clearer – thanks!


24 Erin @ Texanerin Baking May 24, 2013 at 3:44 am

I think I’m the Erin above who left a review. It sounds just like me and I’ve been making these cookies for a long time but if it’s not… I love these cookies! They remind me of the cookies from Braum’s (and that’s a huge compliment!) I sometimes make an adapted “healthier” version but the original is best. And holy cow… you’ve been blogging for a long time! I never realized that. Nice job and excellent 2007 food photography skills. ;)


25 Shawnda May 24, 2013 at 9:38 am

Thanks :) And I completely love that you know what Braum’s is!


26 Debra January 6, 2014 at 11:49 am

Tested!!! These are definitely a winner chewy pb cookie for me. Pb chips + chopped peanuts is the combo for me. Thank you!!!!!!


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