Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

‘Tis the season for holiday baking! These scrumptious peanut butter sugar cookies are a yummy twist on the traditional recipe and a festive, holiday treat for the kids…to make and to eat!

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

I often choose to modify recipes with vegan-friendly options however, I opted to use traditional ingredients, such as butter and sugar. Having said that, the insistent desire in me-the one that always influences me to add personal touches to recipes-inspired me to add some peanut butter to the batch.

The results were delicious; the peanut butter adds a depth of flavour and extra creaminess to these normally crispy, traditional sugar cookies.

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

My husband and I enjoyed these just as much as the kids. Moms and dads can enjoy these with a mug hot tea or coffee and the kids with a glass of milk. Not only are these delicious, they are fun to make as a family (that is, if you disregard the prep and clean-up time!).

This year we started a new tradition-holiday baking with the kids! We used festive cookie cutters for the kids’ cookies and round cookie cutters to make simple, elegant peanut butter sugar cookies for us and for visitors during the holidays.

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

To say my children were excited is an understatement! It was so heart-warming for me to see the kids so involved and so genuinely happy while preparing their cookies…
My daughter having fun with her (inappropriately-sized) rolling pin!


Big brother showing her how it’s done…


Enjoying her gingerbread man!


Store in an air-tight container for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

: About 3 dozen
: 10-15 min
: 10 min

‘Tis the season for holiday baking! These scrumptious peanut butter sugar cookies are a yummy twist on the traditional recipe and a festive, holiday treat for the kids…to make and to eat! I often choose to modify recipes with vegan-friendly options however, I opted to use traditional ingredients, such as butter and sugar. Having said that, the insistent desire […]


Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies
    2 2/3  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 1/2 cup organic peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, stir together the dry ingredients and set aside. Cream together the butter and sugars in a stand mixer (or large bowl) with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, add the vanilla and peanut butter and mix again until combined.


Add the remaining ingredients and mix again until combined. The batter should be somewhat sticky yet clump together easily.


There are are a few options for shaping the cookies:

Option 1: Roll the dough into small balls (about 1 inch in diameter). Place the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (about 2 inches apart) then flatten with the palm of your hand (or a fork)


Option 2: Roll 1/2 the batter at a time into a large ball. Place on a large cutting board lined with parchment paper then flatten out the batter using a rolling pin. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Continue reusing the leftover batter, repeating the entire process until all the batter has been used up.

She preferred option #2!


Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Remove immediately from the oven and set aside to cool.

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

Using a small sieve, sprinkle icing sugar over the cookies once cooled.

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

53 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies”

  • Avry Byington 8 years ago

    You had me at Peanut butter! My favorite treats always include peanut butter 🙂

  • I bet these are so delicious! I wish we could try out this recipe, wonder how it would work with soy butter which is thicker…

  • Brooke @ 8 years ago

    Perfect, love the photos of the kids with the cookies. They look so yummy, looking forward to trying these out. Thanks for sharing.


  • What a great idea to add peanut butter to sugar cookies! Love the dusting of sugar…so pretty.

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  • I haven’t made peanut butter cookies in such a long time! Would be nice to make a batch for the holidays!

  • Peanut butter cookies are always nice, but these look especially great! I love the effect the sugar on top gives them.

  • Okay. I LOVE peanut butter cookies and I love sugar cookies but Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies?! Sign me up! I can’t wait to try this recipe <3

  • I love anything with peanut butter in it and these cookies look divine!! YUM!!

  • Nickida Stephens 8 years ago

    These cookies look delicious. I never thought of adding peanut butter to sugar cookies. Very creative yet simple.

  • Stephanie Pass 8 years ago

    Peanut Butter sugar cookies sounds wonderful. My two favorite cookies in one!

  • I love the taste of peanut butter. I’m sure to love this one as it looks so tasty.

  • Rachel Akers 8 years ago

    My husbands favorite cookies are peanut butter. I bet he would really love this.

  • How fun! It looks like you had some good helpers! I agree on the peanut butter! I made peanut butter blondies for the first time and then did a peanut butter topping for them. Baking with peanut butter seems to be a big win!

  • Lisa – BetweentheKids 8 years ago

    These look so good! I would love a few cookies with a great cup of coffee! Your kiddos look like they had so much fun helping!

  • Heather @ Kraus House Mom 8 years ago

    I really want cookies now. Your daughter is a great helper and who wouldn’t want to use cookie cutters?

  • saaamohhh 8 years ago

    Those look AMAZING. I was drooling while reading this. I need to make these soon!

  • Travel Blogger 8 years ago

    I love anything with peanut butter! These look absolutely delicious. Definitely a must for the holiday season!

  • Oh wow I am hungry and I need some cookies, loving the recipe and that kids can get involved big time.

  • Alli Smith 8 years ago

    The dusting of powdered sugar really makes the cookies look festive. I’ve never had a peanut butter sugar cookie and these cookies are two of my top favorites. I can only imagine how tasty the combination is. Your kids are adorable!

  • Kristen 9 years ago

    your kiddos are so cute! the cookies look so good!

  • Ave T 9 years ago

    These cookise look so cute with that powdered sugar. Looks like they are covered with snow! I really like that kids can help out with this recipe!Thanks for sharing!

  • Awh, what little sweeties you’ve got there! So cute.
    Baking with my children is one of the most fun activities (especially when they’re all listening! :P) and I think they would love these. I’m partial to peanut butter chocolate chunk and these look like an awesome addition- I might drizzle them with chocolate to satisfy that craving!! 😛

    • I also enjoy cooking with the kids…and they love it! I get to focus on my passion (cooking) for the Blog and include them! It’s a win-win situation! Your idea of adding chocolate sounds delicious!!!!

  • oh wow these cookies look absolutely delicious and making me so hungry so early in the morning. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Those look so good! I am so hungry! Cute kiddos!!

  • Aww…the kids are so adorable! This looks and sounds so good. Definitely worth a try! Thanks for sharing.

  • Michelle Hwee 9 years ago

    This looks so good!! I love PB and in cookie form it is even better! Thanks for sharing your recipe! I will definitely be trying it out!

  • Chrissy Mazzocchi 9 years ago

    These look and sound amazing! Who doesnt love peanut butter cookies?!

  • georgeannlytle 9 years ago

    Peanut butter cookies are my husband’s absolute favorite! These would send him over the moon. Thanks for sharing!

  • Oh my, these look so good! I love that you can make cutouts with them too! We love peanut butter cookies, so I will definitely have to make these!

  • Peanut Butter cookies are my husbands favorite! These definitely look like something I need to try & make for him!

  • Laura O in AK 9 years ago

    I love a good peanut butter cookie. Love how the kids helped you make them.

  • mena & taty 9 years ago

    Your little bakers are so adorable! This sounds really interesting. I think the kids will love your recipe

  • mail4rosey 9 years ago

    Aw, I like the picture of the kids together. The rolling pin’s as big as your little one. It’s sweet. And the cookies sound great.

  • Sara 9 years ago

    I’d never have thought to make flavored sugar cookies! I’m addicted to peanut butter so this is a must try for me!! 🙂

  • These look delicious! My daughters two favorite cookies are peanut butter and sugar, this would probably be her favorite thing ever! Will definitely be trying it soon, thank you!

  • Robin Masshole Mommy 9 years ago

    Peanut butter cookies are my all time favorite! Your recipe sounds so good. I need to Check it out.

  • These look so good. I am definitely going to try it out sometime this week. I’m on vacation now so I have lots of time to do as I please. 🙂

    The pics of your kids are too sweet!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 9 years ago

      Enjoy your vacation!!! You have to try these…they are so easy to make!

  • Terri Lynn Grothe 9 years ago

    great helpers and a quick and easy recipe

  • monica 9 years ago

    These look incredible Lisa and I love your little helpers!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 9 years ago

      Thanks Monica! They turned out amazing however, the prep was a bit stressful, lol! My kids were way too excited, batter was all over the place (stuck to the floor, in their mouths, lol). I think I made it look too glamorous and easy, don’t you think?! lol!

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