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Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles

Yield: about 20 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 12 minutes

Tessa Arias

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles are ultra soft with a dose of nutty peanut butter and a crunchy cinnamon sugar coating. Your house will smell WONDERFUL while these are baking! Mmm mmm.


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Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles are ultra soft with a dose of nutty peanut butter and a crunchy cinnamon sugar coating. Your house will smell WONDERFUL while these are baking! Mmm mmm.

I am 100% fully obsessed and addicted to… CANDLES. There is an entire cupboard in our giant entertainment center that is filled with stacks on stacks of candles. There’s nothing more cozy and comforting than the warm flickering light of a candle filling the entire house with its incredible scent. One of the first things I do every morning is select that day’s candle and light it. Anyone else do the same?

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles are ultra soft with a dose of nutty peanut butter and a crunchy cinnamon sugar coating. Your house will smell WONDERFUL while these are baking! Mmm mmm.

Despite my obsession with candles nothing, and I mean nothing, competes with the aroma of something homemade baking in the oven. Especially when there’s cinnamon involved! I’m telling you, you should just bake up a batch of these peanut butter snickerdoodles just to make your house smell incredible. The fact that you’ll get addicting, sweet, and soft cookies as a reward is just a bonus 😉

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles are ultra soft with a dose of nutty peanut butter and a crunchy cinnamon sugar coating. Your house will smell WONDERFUL while these are baking! Mmm mmm.

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Recipe Rundown....

Taste: Peanut butter and cinnamon work wonderfully together! I also added in some dark brown sugar to this recipe to give it that more complex sweetness.
Texture: Ultra soft and thick, with that crunchy cinnamon sugar coating.
Ease: Super dupes easy.
Appearance: I love how the cinnamon sugar coating glistens.
Pros: Fun twist on a classic cookie recipe.
Cons: None!
I make this again? Oh yeah.

How to make Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles

Yield: about 20 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 12 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups (254 grams) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (114 grams) unsalted butter, at cool room temperature
1/2 cup (134 grams) smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup (148 grams) granulated sugar, divided
1/4 cup (50 grams) packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, peanut butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and the brown sugar on medium-high speed until well combined and smooth, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. On low speed, gradually add the flour mixture and beat until incorporated.

Place the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar with the cinnamon in a shallow dish. Using a medium, spring-loaded cookie scoop, shape the dough into 1 1/2 tablespoon rounds then roll in sugar to coat evenly. Place the dough balls on the prepared baking sheets and flatten with the bottom of a measuring cup or glass.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are set and begin to brown. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

About Tessa...

Tessa is a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. She loves to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. She's on a mission to make the world a more unapologetically DELICIOUS place. Tessa lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
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8 Responses to “Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles”

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    taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — March 4, 2016 at 4:41 am

    I agree! The best smell in the world is home baking, especially sweets and breads! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! You can’t go wrong with a fun candle though as well 🙂

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — March 4, 2016 at 7:11 am

    I’m not alone!!! I used to think I was the only candle hoarder. Until I moved most recently, I had a drawer full of candles! I’d buy them faster than I’d use them, and stock up on scents i loved/would be discontinued. I took action before I last moved however and made a point to burn through a lot of them so that I wouldn’t have to move them haha. P.S. In love with these cookies. Does it come in a candle scent!? 😉

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      Tessa — March 4, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Haha! I feel like all us food bloggers should come together and start manufacturing candles based off our best smelling recipes 😉

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    Melanie @ Gather for Bread — March 4, 2016 at 8:25 am

    For some reason I only make snickerdoodles around Christmas. But I could be enjoying them year round. What?! The kids would go crazy for this peanut butter version. YUM!

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings — March 4, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Yum, these look awesome. I never thought of adding peanut butter! Can’t wait to make these for my kids.

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    Michelle O — March 6, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    So I just made these unbelievable Peanut Butter Snickerdoole cookies! They are so good! My grandson loved them, my husband loved them, I love them! Perfect amount of peanut buttery-ness, soft and the cinnamon sugar is the icing on these babies! So easy to make too as I am not really a cookie maker, but these were perfect!! I will definitely keep this recipe to make again and again! Thanks Tessa!!

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      Tessa — March 7, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Thank you thank you! Appreciate your comments 🙂

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    Tessa C — November 15, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Made these tonight! I didn’t have cream of tartar and only had egg whites which definitely altered the texture but still tasty!
    I’ll make these again when I have all the ingredients. Can’t help it when you youre craving cookies!!!

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