25 Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

One of the things we love about peanut butter cookies is how adaptable they are. They can be made with as few as 3 ingredients, can be modified to fit a dairy- and gluten-free diet and are easily upgraded with add-ins like chocolate chips or jelly. However you make them, they're always the perfect treat!

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The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

We wanted a super peanut buttery treat but found that store-bought peanut butter made the cookies a bit gummy when we used more than 1 cup. So we ground roasted peanuts ourselves and added that to the batter for an additional boost of flavor. Honey and melted butter add richness and create a soft and chewy cookie with an irresistible crackled exterior. We topped the dough balls with raw sugar for extra crunch and a hit of sweetness that balances the salt of the peanuts.

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Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

Baking this cookie in a cast-iron skillet creates irresistibly crisp edges while the center remains moist and sandy. To make it even more special, try heating some of your favorite jam to drizzle over the top and serve with a glass of cold milk.

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies only use a few ingredients but the last one, sea salt, is key as it gives them their addictive salty finish. Since the cookies are flourless, they're very tender, so let them cool awhile on the pan before moving them.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

If you're looking for a go-to recipe for the good, old-fashioned classic, this is the one! It's made with just a handful of basic ingredients (no fancy twists, here) and the cookies bake up perfectly soft and chewy every time.

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The Best Peanut Butter Blossoms

If you're a peanut butter lover then these chewy cookies with a warm, gooey chocolate center will be sure to satisfy. This recipe makes about 4 dozen, so it's perfect for any holiday or big-batch baking.

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Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Peanut-Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies

What makes the perfect breakfast cookie? How about a hearty combination of peanut butter and oats and just a touch of semisweet chocolate combined into a treat that's not too sweet to eat first thing in the morning?

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

These nutty, cutout cookies are sandwiched together with peanut butter's favorite partner: jelly!

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Don't rush when making these cookies. Chilling the cookies 30 minutes before baking will help them hold their shape — and give them the nice, chewy texture you're craving.

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Peanut Butter Brownie Swirl Cookies

Why settle for one cookie flavor when you can have three? Peanut butter, sugar cookie and fudgy brownie batter are swirled together and baked into one giant cookie, making for a slice-and-bake you'll want to serve at parties and keep in the freezer for a weeknight cookie fix.

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Giant Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie

Just like your favorite Nutter Butter cookie — only bigger and better! Invite all of the peanut butter fanatics in your life over to share.

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3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

It only takes three basic ingredients and 20 minutes to make these cookies from start to finish. They're also gluten-free (no alt flours required!) but you would never guess it by their rich taste and texture.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Cake

This giant peanut butter cookie cake is decorated with rich peanut butter frosting and topped with honey-roasted peanuts for the perfect combination of crunchy, salty and sweet.

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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

These flourless peanut butter cookies are sure to be a favorite — even if you don't follow a gluten-free diet.

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S'mores Blossom Cookies

Toasted, gooey marshmallows found their way into your peanut butter-chocolate blossom cookies and life couldn't be any better. Enjoy these treats warm or at room temperature — and be thankful you didn't have to build a campfire.

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Hot Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

These cakey cookies have a pleasing heat that lingers. Use a good, local spicy honey, or make your own — we'll show you how.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Instead of mixing the nut butter into the cookie dough, Ree uses it to stuff chocolate chunk cookies — for a treat that's all about the creamy peanut butter filling!

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

These cookies are serious about peanut butter: Each has a full-size peanut butter cup tucked inside the salty-sweet peanut butter dough. As the cup bakes, the peanut butter inside softens, creating the perfect combination of crisp cookie shell, creamy center and crunchy honey-roasted topping.

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Giant Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie

Want to win the next cookie swap? Wow everyone with this gigantic cookie-cake — that boasts an equally large chocolate kiss-shaped center.

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Slice and Bake Peanut Butter Sandies

Chilling the dough is a must with this recipe; it's the secret to perfectly shaped cookies. If your dough is firm when you slice it then it won's smush — and each cookie will be nice and round.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Tempted to eat the peanut butter cookie dough before you bake it? You can with this eggless version. It will be best friends with your favorite jam or jelly; just a little bit will enhance your ice cream, milkshake, or toast and you can even sandwich this edibile dough between two vanilla wafers for a PB cookie sandwich!

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

These 5-star cookies come together with just 6 ingredients — and taste just like your favorite childhood sandwich.

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These gluten- and dairy-free cookies are super easy to make. And since there is no flour or butter to compete with, the peanut butter flavor is intense! Peanut butter purists, go ahead and make these without the chocolate.

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Peanut Butter Crackles

These cookies pack the double-whammy of flavor with rich creamy peanut butter and mini chocolate chips — all in one decadent bite.

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Chocolate-Stuffed Toffee Peanut Butter Cookies

These super-sized peanut butter cookies have a hidden surprise. We stuffed them with pieces of milk chocolate before baking, so they're nice and gooey when they come out of the oven.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Stir chocolate chips into peanut butter cookie dough, then roll the dough in sugar before baking for a simple twist on a classic treat.

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