Today I’m sharing the BEST Nutty Peanut Butter Cookie recipe, well, that is according to my family and friends. I’ve been making these PB cookies for about 20 years now, everyone loves them and they always turn out perfect! These Nutty Peanut Butter Cookies are soft and chewy and loaded with peanut butter taste. Today’s recipe will be my 4th cookie recipe for my new Gourmet Cookie Series, so let’s get started.
I use Jif crunchy peanut butter in the dough and chopped peanuts on top to make these Nutty Peanut Butter Cookies the BEST!
Mix up the dough (see instructions below).
Take a small cookie scooper and press half of the dough balls into the granulated peanuts and the other half without. Place 1 1/2″ apart on an ungreased nonstick cookie sheet.
I like to dip half of the dough balls in chopped peanuts. It adds a nice texture for those that like nutty cookies. Plus, they look pretty on a platter.
Bake at 360 degrees F for 9-10 minutes.
Hot out of the oven, they’re light golden brown and crackled on top. Look at those crunchy peanuts on top of soft and chewy peanut butter cookies!
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 cup peanut butter, (we prefer Jif crunchy peanut butter)
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/2 cups unbleached or all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup granulated peanuts, chopped peanuts
- In a large mixing bowl cream the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and salt.
- Add the eggs. Mix on low until the eggs are blended, then on medium speed for about a minute and then on high speed for another minute. The mixture should be a pale yellow color and very fluffy.
- Next, add the first cup of flour, along with the baking powder and baking soda and mix on low speed. Continuing on low speed, add the remainder of the flour until the flour just disappears.
- Use a small cookie scooper, then dip 1/2 of the dough balls into the granulated peanuts. Press the dough about half way down, unless you like your cookies puffier. Put the dough on ungreased, nonstick baking sheets about 1 1/2" apart.
Bake in a preheated oven for 9-10 minutes, or until the tops start to crackle and the cookies are light golden brown.
- Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
Tip for adding the flour: Along with the first cup of flour add the baking powder, baking soda, and salt. This will ensure the small ingredients are incorporated well and eliminates sifting the dry ingredients.
For convection ovens: Bake at 335 degrees F for 8-9 minutes.
Makes 68 (3/4 oz) small cookies. For bigger cookies just use a larger cookie scooper.
Store in an airtight container. These cookies also freeze well.
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