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Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies
You’re probably wondering how I don’t weigh thousands of pounds with all the delicious dessert recipes I make each week, like these amazing peanut butter cookies.  one of my favorite ways to burn off the extra calories is to dance. For me, it’s the best way to stay in shape and be able to enjoy all my delicious desserts without feeling guilty.

One of my favorite ways to burn off the extra calories is to dance. For me, it’s the best way to stay in shape and be able to enjoy all my delicious desserts without feeling guilty.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Each morning, I pop in my cardio dance workout DVD and get my groove on. Dancing not only is an excellent exercise, it allows me to enjoy these peanut butter cookies, which always brings a smile to my face!

And another thing that brings a smile to my face is, Nutella peanut cookie sandwiches. Even if I have to dance 30 minutes longer the next morning, it’s entirely worth it!

I promise you will love it, especially with my delicious homemade peanut butter cookies. Enjoy!


Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
Yield: 2 Dozen Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup Sugar (for rolling dough balls)
  • Nutella, for spreading


PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

STEP 1: Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large sized bowl. Set aside.

STEP 2: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter and butter until creamy.

STEP 3: Beat in the sugars until well blended. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla.

STEP 4: Gently add butter mixture to the dry mixture, mixing both together until almost combined. DO NOT OVERMIX! Fold in peanut butter chips.

STEP 5: Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough into balls about 2 Tablespoons each. Roll each dough ball into the sugar and place onto prepared baking sheet. Press each ball with a fork to create a criss-cross pattern.

STEP 6: Bake for 11-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheets for 5-10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely


* Baked cookies and cookie dough balls can be frozen for up to 3 months.

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Nutella® hazelnut spread is a happy start to every day! Pick up a jar of Nutella in the spreads aisle and enjoy it with whole wheat toast, waffles, pancakes, strawberries, bananas and many other foods. Nutella. Spread the Happy™.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by the makers of Nutella via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nutella.

37 comments on “Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. I just made these tonight and they were the best pb cookies I have ever made! I had to make them with unbleached white whole wheat flour, because that is all I had (why, I’m not sure lol), and I used brown sugar to sprinkle on them instead of rolling in white. They were the perfect amount of salty, sweet, and chewy, which led to me having about six of them! Ugh, so good.

  2. Good lord, woman! Peanut butter AND Nutella?! This is just too amazing! I love dancing too. It’s one of my favorite workouts. Two hours of salsa and I’m good to eat these delicious cookies. 

  3. I LOVE homemade peanut butter 🙂 

  4. Wow- this takes me back and now I’m craving peanut butter cookies.  Excellent tip spreading with Nutella! 

  5. Oh my, these look delish. I REALLY, REALLY wish we didn’t have a kid w/ nut allergies in the house 🙁

  6. DEF about to make these with extra Nutella!

  7. You can never go wrong with a classic!

  8. I get that question all the time – how do you not weigh a million pounds with all of your desserts?! I try to do Zumba when I can, but mostly I just give my goodies away. Anyway, can’t go wrong with the classic PB cookie!

    • Thanks, Carla! I have got asked that same question SO many times….and I always say it’s all thanks to my husband taking them with him to work, so I don’t have that temptation to eat all the goodies in the house. But if I do when a couple cookies I wont feel guilty because I did my dance workouts…Zumba is so fun! 🙂

  9. lol I do the EXACT same thing with my husband! I send him to work with all my goodies! No temptation for me! These cookies look so good! Peanut butter and nutella seems like such a great pair!

  10. Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites and then you go and spread Nutella on them! GET! OUT!

  11. I must confess I envy you for baking these peanut butter cookies to perfection here. I am ok with baking cookies but something about peanut cookies and me that goes awry. I must try your recipe for a dose of peanut butter cookie luck.

  12. I do love peanut butter cookies! Spreading Nutella on them is simply perfection!

  13. I need to check out a dance workout – it sounds 10x more fun! Plus, peanut butter cookies and Nutella. Totally enough said 🙂

  14. I love the new site! So pretty and bright! (just like you!) 🙂

  15. First your new site design is gorgeous!!! Love it!! And second peanut butter cookies with Nutella…hold me back! I need a few of those for sure!

  16. I love a good peanut butter cookie and you can’t go wrong stuffing Nutella between them! Also, love your new design!

  17. Can I gush over your new design some more? LOVE IT!! And If I had one of these cookies in my hands, I think I could be happy and browse your site all day! 🙂

  18. Ooooo I’ve never put Nutella between peanut butter cookies before! That’s a brilliant idea! 

  19. Can I freeze these cookies?  I was hoping to bake them in the next day or so and freeze them so I have them for our vacation over Labor Day week.  Do you think they would be ok that way

  20. I was thinking that these cookies look wonderful and THEN you put Nutella between them. Oh my word, looks amazing! Also really love your new site design! 🙂

  21. Peanut butter cookies with Nutella?  YES, Please!!!!!  Genius!  

    PS… LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your new site design!!! 

  22. Jenn these look fantastic! Love peanut butter cookies 🙂 And I love my husband who also takes our treats to his work too! Your new site looks gorgeous. Love it! 

    • I’m so glad that my husband takes EVERYTHING to work, and it’s nice to get feedback from all of his co-workers on what they liked and what they didn’t like…that way when I say something is AMAZING, it’s because almost everyone liked my recipe at his work! 🙂 And thanks, I’m so excited to finally have my own site design and logo for Deliciously Sprinkled! 🙂

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