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Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies

These are the softest, chewiest, most delicious homemade peanut butter cookies ever! If you’re looking for an easy peanut butter cookie recipe, I highly recommend this one.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Scroll down to see the secret to these peanut butter cookies…

Honey Roasted Peanuts — Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter!

You can totally use your favorite store-bought peanut butter, but if you want to make these peanut butter cookies extra special, you can make your own homemade peanut butter with honey roasted peanuts.

Making your own homemade peanut butter is SO easy!! All you need is a food processor. You literally take a jar of peanuts and dump it in a food processor. That’s it!

How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter — Best Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

It only takes 4 minutes in the food processor. You don’t have to stop and stir or anything. Just let it run for 4 minutes without stopping, and you get the thickest, creamiest, most delicious peanut butter ever.

How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter — Best Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

A 16-ounce jar of peanuts will make 1.5 cups of peanut butter. We’ll only use 1 cup in this peanut butter cookie recipe.

How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter — Best Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

But trust me, you’ll be glad you have a little extra leftover! You can use it on toast, PB&Js, or to make a peanut butter milkshake! I’m not normally a huge fan of natural peanut butters. I prefer a smooth, creamy texture of traditional store-bought peanut butter. But I LOVE this homemade peanut butter. It really is the best peanut butter ever!

Ingredients for Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients

Now let’s make those cookies! Here’s what you’ll need for the peanut butter cookies.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

How To Make Peanut Butter Cookies

Beat together the butter, sugars, and peanut butter.

Eggs for Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.

Flour for Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then add to the wet ingredients and beat on low speed until just combined.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough — Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

This is some of the thickest cookie dough ever! I love it. I use a medium cookie scoop to drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto the cookie sheet.

Cinnamon Sugar for Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

The finishing touch to these incredible peanut butter cookies is a crispy, crunchy, cinnamon sugar crust.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl, then roll a scoop of cookie dough to cover in cinnamon sugar.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

The cinnamon sugar gives the cookies a sweet crispy crunch on the outside, and a soft, chewy peanut butter cookie middle! It seriously sends these peanut butter cookies over the top!!!

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Traditionally you press down on peanut butter cookie dough with a fork, but I always use a meat tenderizer!

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes until the edges just start to turn golden, like this. Do not overbake!

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Man oh man.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

These are not your average peanut butter cookies!

I hope you love these soft peanut butter cookies as much as we do!! Try them ASAP!!

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Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

The best homemade peanut butter cookies recipe!

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Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz) can honey roasted peanuts (or 1 cup peanut butter)
  •  1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  •  1 cup sugar
  •  1 cup brown sugar, packed
  •  2 eggs
  •  1 whole tablespoon vanilla
  •  2 1/2 cups flour
  •  1 tsp baking soda
  •  1 tsp baking powder
  •  1/2 tsp salt
  •  1/3 cup sugar + a dash of cinnamon for rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add the peanuts to a food processor and process for 4 minutes without stopping until smooth. Add salt to taste if desired.
  2. Beat butter, sugars, and 1 cup of homemade peanut butter on medium-high speed for 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt then add to wet ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined.
  3. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough into balls, roll in cinnamon sugar and use a fork to press flat. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes until edges just start to turn golden.

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58 Responses
  1. Winni

    Amazing peanut butter cookies you made & share recipe with us. I will make this peanut butter cookie. thank you so much for share with us.

  2. Patricia Miller

    Made these over the weekend and loved them! I was amazed at how easy it was to make my own peanut butter. I’ll definitely be using that trick again. The peanuts I had on hand weren’t honey roasted, so I added some honey to the batter. But I would definitely like to try making these again because I thought the honey roasted peanuts sounded so good. Thanks for sharing an awesome recipe!

  3. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    I LOVE honey roasted peanuts – I can’t believe you blended them all up and made cookies! AND then, as if that weren’t enough, you rolled them in sugar!

    I have a pampered chef baking stone but I’ve never used it (color me skeptical), but if you say it made cookies thicker and chewier, then I’ll have to dig it out from the back of the closet!

  4. Jenn

    I came across this recipe yesterday, and the homemade PB won me over. Let’s just say that it’s a good thing I was in the middle of the Military Diet when I made them, otherwise I’d have eaten the whole double-batch by myself!
    I used the huge tub of peanuts, so I had enough PB for 3 batches. On the last batch, I made my “sprinkles” different, and it turned out really well. I used sugar, some cocoa powder, and a big pinch of cayenne pepper.

  5. Sarah

    I’ve been wanting to make these for a long time, and finally did so today. I can’t really pick out any difference in flavor with the honey roasted peanut butter, but man oh man, putting the cinnamon in the sugar you roll them in… Such a great idea. I would never have thought to use cinnamon with a peanut butter cookie, but these are incredible!

  6. Brenda

    I had saved this recipe some time ago and never got around to making it until tonight. OH MY HEAVENS. The best PB cookie recipe ever. I was posting pics to my FB as I made the PB butter & baked them and had some friends & neighbors following along. I took some over to my neighbor & she immediately posted back that she and her husband think it is the best cookie they have ever eaten. These are awesome. Thanks for the recipe. Your recipes are always a cut above the rest.

  7. Dawn

    Recipe seems amazing and I really really wanna try it!
    Some queastions though:
    1) Honey roasted peanuts i suppose are different than simply roasted peanuts?
    2) I live in Greece and some products are not so popular here so not easily found. So, if I cannot find Honey roasted peanuts can i try ready made peanut butter? It must definatelly be creamy? One I use every now and then is not so creamy. Can i add something though to make it?
    3)Approximately how many cookies does this recipe makes?

    Thank you very much!
    Keep cooking everyone! :D

    1. Kim

      If you have an Oster blender, you can just get the small bowl attachment and use it on your blender…thats what I do! :) Nice stand in until a food processor is in the budget!

  8. Heathe

    Hi,

    I miss your cooking! How come you stopped posting recipes? This seems to be the last one! Bring your cooking back to the blog!!!!

  9. Tina H

    I couldn’t resist. I had to know how the homemade peanut butter tasted! OMG.
    It was fabulous. I then made the cookies…..again, a winner!
    I am now a hero in my own kitchen.

  10. Paula B.

    Echoing all the positive feedback, p.b. cookies are one of my faves (and I’m on a tear for them these past few days…). It’s like all the recipes for chocolate chip cookies, each one produces a slightly different cookie! I, too, will be making these soon, maybe for a cookout on the fourth. I don’t have a food procesor but I am addicted to the freshly ground peanut butter at Whole Foods, guess I can use that. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Jackie

    I gotta tell ya. These are possibly the best peanut butter cookies I have ever made. I used a 20 ounce jar of peanuts and it made exactly 2 cups of peanut butter, enough for two batches. Believe me, you’ll want 2. Thanks so much for posting this terrific recipe!

  12. Melissa@aspenweddingphotographer.org

    I am a peanut butter addict and the peanut butter you made looks/sounds AMAZING! I never knew you could just make your own peanut butter so easily! I am excited to make these cookies tomorrow with my son. Thanks for posting!

  13. Ashley @ Simple Craves & Olive Oil

    These look delicious!! I love making homemade nut butters :) Peanut butter cookies are one of my weaknesses.

  14. Sailaja @ Indian Food

    Gorgeous gorgeous pictures. Honey roasted peanut butter sounds so good. Am going to be making it and I’m sure my 10 yr old will love it. Bookmarked!

  15. lauren

    hi amanda! i noticed you used half the amount of butter that shelly used for these cookies. i am planning to make these cookies for mother’s day and was wondering why you made the switch – if it were just for health reasons, or a whole cup was just too much? thanks!

  16. Casey

    Okay, so you have totally convinced me to make the peanut butter. We have TONS of sweets in the house, so I’m just making the peanut butter today. Quick question: should I store the peanut butter in the fridge or pantry? I know some natural peanut butters need to be kept in the fridge so I just wanted to be sure

  17. Nicole @ Baking it on My Own

    I am a HUGE fan of peanut butter cookies – one of my absolute favorites – and I cannot wait to make this recipe. I also LOVE honey roasted peanuts so when I saw the title of this recipe my stomach started jumping for joy! Who knew it was so easy to make your own PB!? I am definitely going to give this a try ASAP. Can’t wait – great post!

  18. luv what you do

    I love homemade PB and AB, but always end up eating the entire jar! I have never made it with honey roasted peanuts, but it sounds fantastic. Great recipe! Your cookies turned out beautiful!

  19. Zak @ cookware fan

    Delicious! my kids totally loved it :) , I have been trying you recipes for a while and each time it works like a charm.

    Thanks Kevin & Amanda :) hopefully you will have something special for mothers day.

  20. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker

    I love peanut butter cookies; I (shamefully) have never thought about making my own honey roasted peanut butter! Such an awesome idea. I can’t wait to try these!

  21. Autumn

    Just made these, and they were yummy! I made a couple adjustments. I had just bought natural peanut butter (ingredients: peanuts and salt), so I just used that. But when I made the dough, I added about 1 1/2 TBS of honey. Then my brown sugar that I had recently bought was super light (I prefer dark when making cookies), so I added about 1 TBS of molasses.
    It was fun to have the extra hint of cinnamon in them!
    They have already been a huge hit in the family and with neighbors! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Lindsay R

    these look amazing and I am going to try the PB! I had the same question on storage of the PB; does it have to be refrigerated?

  23. Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana

    I am absolutely making that homemade peanut butter, you make it look so good!! Do you know how long it keeps for and what the best way to store it is? Your photography is amazing as always :)

  24. Becky

    OMG….I usually don’t like PB cookies but these look divine. Your tutorials rock. I love your colorful mixing bowl by the way. Gorgeous. Hugs, Becky

  25. Heather (Heather's Dish)

    peanut butter cookies have always been a big favorite of mine, but i love the thought of making it with my own nut butter!

  26. Urban Wife

    I’ve been making our peanut butter for a year now this way and there’s just no going back. These cookies have got to be spectacular!! Thanks for sharing. :)

  27. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    Oooh, they look amazing! I’ve never tried using homemade peanut butter in “normal” (not healthified) cookies so I’m glad to know that it works! I’ll definitely have to give it a try.

    Thanks a ton for the mention and I’m happy that someone has actually learned something from one of my posts. I kind of felt unsure about posting a recipe that consisted of two sentences, but now I’m glad I did. :)

  28. Denise

    Hi Amanda! Those cookies look delish. Why is it that it never occurred to me to do something as simple as dump peanuts in the food processor?
    One little thing. Could you indicate in your recipe about how many cookies it will make? I like to know before I start. Sometimes I need more cookies than other times, and I adjust the recipe.
    Thank you so much!
    Hope your having an amazing time in Italy!

  29. Chelle Chapman

    These look YUMMY!! I will be making these this week. I will definately holla back & let you know how I did!! Thank you mucho for sharing this w/ us!!! :)

  30. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife

    My husband would eat all of these in one sitting. he loves PB. I love the idea of using the meat tenderizer instead of the fork

  31. Erin @ Brownie Bites

    Ya know, I always wondered if making peanut butter was as easy as processing a bunch of peanuts.. and it is! This looks like a delicious recipe. Those cookies look impossibly soft and melt-in-your-mouth.

  32. Tanya Schroeder

    Wow! You nailed it! The cookie and the picture. I can already feel how perfectly soft they are. Can’t wait to try my own

  33. Betty Bake

    this sounds super YUMMY!
    I make sunflower seed butter as my husband is allergic to peanuts and most other nuts
    Im sure the cookies will still taste amazing!
    YUM YUM YUM

    hugs
    Betty Bake x

  34. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Wow, amazing. Homemade peanut butter tastes like a delicacy but is easy..just grab those earplugs, right:) I bet those Plantar’s honey roasted peanuts are fabulous for DIY peanut butter.

    Interesting tidbit about the cookie sheets vs. the pampered chef stone. Wonder if they’d stay thicker on a Silpat? They look amazing as is!

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