Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

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    • Vegetarian
  • 8 Reviews

    4 star rating

These peanut butter cookies are perfect for dunking and incredibly moreish. For this one we're using crunchy peanut butter as it gives the cookie a better bite, but you could use smooth peanut butter if you prefer more of a biscuit result. The cookie dough for this recipe is really quick to come together and the bake time is only twenty minutes. Peanut Butter Cookies are actually a classic American type of cookie but they are becoming more and more popular here in the UK. If you really love the crunchy texture try adding some chopped peanuts into the dough. For some extra tips watch our classic Basic Biscuit Recipe video below. 


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan oven, gas mark 4) Line two baking sheets with baking paper.

  2. Mix together the flour and baking powder.

    • 225g Allinson Plain White Flour
    • 1 tsp Baking powder
  3. In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter, sugar and butter until smooth. Add the egg and beat well. Gradually add the flour mix, beating well to combine.

    • 200g Peanut Butter (crunchy)
    • 175g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 110g Butter (unsalted)
    • 1 Egg(s) (free range)
  4. Take a tablespoon of dough and roll into balls. Place 4cm apart on the baking sheets. Using a fork, press the ball in a crisscross pattern, flattening to a 1cm thickness.

  5. Bake until lightly golden for 18-20 minutes. Cool the cookies on a wire rack.

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  1. 4 star rating

    Great cookies but very sweet,
    100g of sugar made perfect cookies.

  2. 4 star rating

    Very nice, replaced half sugar with white granulated, still turned out nice, made 15 biscuits.
    12 50grm. And 3 40grms.
    Good comments about the taste from everyone who had 2 each.

  3. 5 star rating

    Best peanut butter cookies ever.My three nephews are always asking me to make them.Only bowl needed.Beautiful.Thanks from Poole,Dorset.

  4. 5 star rating

    I used 100gr of sugar, lovely and very easy to bake

  5. 5 star rating

    Best peanut butter cookie recipe!

  6. 5 star rating

    Used self raising flour and ordinary sugar as that's all I had!
    Thumbs up from family!

  7. 4 star rating

    Very good although a bit sweet

  8. 4 star rating

    I thought they were lovely, but even tho it says it makes 10 it actually makes 17.

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