Peanut Butter Cookies

Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

From the look of my Facebook post last week, it seems you hated my Marshmallow & Peanut Butter Cookie Cobbler Recipe. As I mentioned, I make full batches of cookie dough, but usually freeze at least half of it for cobblers, “just one cookie” moments & when the girls’ school requests them last minute. I consider Chris a cookie connoisseur. If there is a cookie in sight, he’ll test it. He can’t resist my peanut butter cookies! They’re the perfect combination of sweet & salty, chewy & crunchy.

Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Cookies

I adapted an old All Recipes recipe to fit our taste.

tips for great cookies

The secrets: They key to their texture, as with most cookies, is refrigerating the dough. I know, it’s hard to wait, but so worth it!

tips for great cookies

I like to roll my doughs in sugars…it gives them an extra little crunch that I just LOVE!

tips for great cookies | peanut butter cookie recipe

tips for great cookies

I also like a little crack of sea salt to top by cookies. Have you tried my salted caramel cookie recipe yet?

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Peanut Butter Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 c creamy peanut butter {do not use natural}
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2½ c flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ c brown sugar, loose
  • sea salt
  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, sugars, vanilla & eggs.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, & salt. Incorporate into wet mixture.
  3. Refrigerate 1+ hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Roll dough into balls or use a cookie scoop. Roll dough balls in a small bowl of brown sugar, pressing lightly to get it to stick.
  6. Using a fork, press a criss-cross pattern on your dough to slightly flatten your cookies.
  7. Crack sea salt on top & bake 10 minutes.
These cookies really stack up!

Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Cookies

Secrets to the best peanut butter cookiesIf you love them, don’t forget to rate the recipe. It’s always appreciated :)

Coordinately yours,



Julie Blanner is the voice behind the stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.


  • Reply June 30, 2014

    Jana Miller

    Such lovely photos of your peanut butter cookies!

  • Reply June 30, 2014

    Jess Zimlich

    These sound heavenly! I haven’t added sea salt to the tops of mine yet, but I don’t think you can go wrong there!

  • Reply July 1, 2014


    they look so yummy!

  • Reply September 7, 2014


    I’m thinking of making these cookies for a gift and was wondering how long they stay fresh for? Thanks :)

    • Reply September 7, 2014


      A few days when stored properly. They will love them!

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