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Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are easy to make and perfect for snacking

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 249 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter not natural
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • cups chopped salted peanuts

To Finish:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar for rolling
US Customary - Metric

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. 3. With an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed for two minutes, until smooth and creamy. Add the peanut butter and beat for another minute or so until combined and creamy. Add the light brown and granulated sugar and beat for an additional 3 minutes, until light and fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for about a minute after each addition, again scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Reduce the speed to low and add the dry ingredients gradually, mixing only until just combined. Mix in the chopped peanuts for about seconds.
  4. 4. Put the additional ½ cup of granulated sugar in a small bowl. Using a large cookie scoop (or about 3 tablespoons full of dough), scoop out the dough and roll into a ball. Drop the balls of dough into the sugar and roll around to coat, them place on the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches of space between them. Dip the tines of a fork in the sugar and press the tines against each ball in one direction, and then in a perpendicular directions - the balls of dough should now be flattened rounds with crisscross indentations.
  5. 5. Bake the cookies for about 10 to 11 minutes, until they are lightly browned and still a little soft. Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for a minute before transferring them to a cooling rack. (If you are re-using baking sheets, be sure to cool the baking sheets between batches.) Cool to room temperature. The cookies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  6. Note #1: You can use creamy peanut butter, but I love all of the chunks from crunchy!
  7. Note #2: You can use a no-stir natural peanut butter (such as Jif or Skippy), but not the stir kind that needs to be refrigerated.
Nutrition Facts
Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 134mg6%
Potassium 145mg4%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.