Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies – Sugar Spun Run

With their sparkly sugar exteriors and crinkly tops, my Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies are a novel different to traditional peanut butter cookies. They take simply quarter-hour to prep and are so enjoyable to make with youngsters! Recipe features a how-to video (and fairly a couple of bloopers, too)!

Close-up view of peanut butter crinkle cookies.

The Sparkliest Cookies

Peanut butter crinkle cookies are a enjoyable and easy changeup from traditional peanut butter cookies. My recipe makes skinny and chewy, comfortable and irresistible peanut butter cookies with satisfying crinkly crackles all through the floor (just like snickerdoodles or chocolate crinkle cookies!). They’ve an excellent peanut butter taste and a frosty sugar coating that’s simply so fairly.

I really like this recipe as a result of it’s straightforward to make (it does contain some chilling although) and makes use of elements you’ll have already got available. It’s additionally a lot enjoyable to make with youngsters–as you’ll see when you take a peek on the video within the recipe card 🙃

Why make my recipe:

  • Fast chilling time–simply half-hour!
  • Distinctive taste and texture mixture.
  • May be made prematurely.
  • Makes use of only a handful of easy elements.
  • EASY!

What You Want

Overhead view of ingredients including peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, and more.

You want simply 11 primary elements to make these cookies! Listed here are a couple of of them intimately.

  • Butter. For finest outcomes, use unsalted butter and ensure it’s softened (however not so comfortable that it’s melty or oily) earlier than you begin. When you solely have salted butter, scale back the salt within the recipe to ½ teaspoon.
  • Brown sugar. Sometimes I like to make use of gentle brown sugar in most of my cookie recipes, however we’re choosing darkish brown sugar right here for a wealthy taste and tremendous chewy texture. The delicate molasses taste pair surprisingly fantastically with the peanut butter (I initially anxious they’d conflict) and makes the peanut butter crinkle cookies totally irresistible.
  • Peanut butter. Use common peanut butter, not the “pure” variety that separates. Pure peanut butter simply doesn’t mesh nicely with many of the baked items on my web site, sadly (mega-unfortunately, contemplating it’s my most popular peanut butter for some other use).
  • Coarse sugar. For rolling, we’ll use a rough sugar like turbinado or sanding sugar. When you don’t have both available, plain granulated sugar may even work.

SAM’S TIP: This recipe will work finest in case your eggs are at room temperature earlier than beginning. When you forgot to set yours out prematurely (or don’t have a lot persistence) try my easy methods to rapidly carry eggs to room temperature put up for a couple of recommendations on how to do that!

Keep in mind, that is simply an outline of the elements I used and why. For the complete recipe please scroll right down to the underside of the put up!

How you can Make Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies

Collage of four photos showing peanut butter cookie dough being mixed.
  1. Cream the butters – Beat collectively the butter, peanut butter, and sugars till creamy.
  2. Stir within the eggs – Add the eggs and vanilla and blend nicely.
  3. Add the dry elements – Mix the dry elements in a separate bowl, then step by step add them to the moist elements.
  4. Let it chill – Cowl the dough in plastic wrap and let chill for at the least half-hour.
Collage of two photos showing peanut butter cookie dough being rolled through sugar and baked.
  1. Roll via sugar – Roll 1.5 tablespoon-sized scoops via coarse sugar earlier than inserting on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  2. Bake and luxuriate in! Bake the cookies for 11th of September minutes and allow them to cool utterly on their sheets earlier than having fun with. They’ll be a bit puffed after they first come out of the oven however as they cool they settle and flatten.

SAM’S TIP: Make certain your cookie sheets are utterly cool earlier than including your subsequent batch of cookie dough! Putting cookie dough on a scorching cookie sheet will trigger the dough to begin cooking and unfold an excessive amount of.

Stack of peanut butter crinkle cookies halved to shown their texture.

Ceaselessly Requested Questions

Why don’t my cookies have crinkles?

This could occur for a number of causes: in case your cookies had been positioned on a scorching cookie sheet, your dough wasn’t chilled lengthy sufficient, your baking powder is dangerous, or your sugar coating wasn’t utilized evenly.

Can I make these prematurely?

Sure! You’ll be able to chill the dough for as much as 24 hours, or you may freeze the cookie dough utilizing the directions for sugar coated cookies in my easy methods to freeze cookie dough put up.

Why are my cookies dry?

In case your cookies are dry, you will have simply over-baked them. They need to nonetheless look a bit underdone while you pull them out of the oven, and that is okay! We’ll allow them to end cooking on their cookie sheets for comfortable and chewy outcomes.

Over-measuring your flour can even trigger dry cookies, so ensure you know easy methods to measure flour correctly.

Overhead view of crinkly peanut butter cookies.

Right this moment’s video has some humorous bloopers that includes Luke, so when you want fun, undoubtedly give it a watch (and ensure you watch via the top!) 😆

Get pleasure from!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video beneath! When you do that recipe, remember to tag me on Instagram, and you can even discover me on YouTube and Facebook

Stack of peanut butter crinkle cookies halved to shown their texture.

Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies

With their sparkly sugar exteriors and crinkly tops, my peanut butter crinkle cookies are a novel different to traditional peanut butter cookies. They take simply quarter-hour to prep and are so enjoyable to make with youngsters! Recipe features a how-to video!


Course: cookie, Cookies, Dessert, Dessert

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 10 minutes

Chilling Time: 30 minutes

Complete Time: 55 minutes

Servings: 40 cookies

Energy: 162kcal

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  • Mix butter, peanut butter, and sugars and use an electrical mixer to beat collectively till clean and creamy.

  • Add eggs and vanilla extract and stir till mixed.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk collectively flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

  • With mixer on low-speed, step by step add dry elements to moist, stirring till utterly mixed.

  • Cowl bowl with plastic wrap and chill within the fridge for at the least half-hour and as much as 24 hours.

  • As soon as dough has chilled, preheat oven to 350F (175C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper, put aside. Measure out your coarse sugar in a small bowl.

  • Take away dough from fridge and scoop by 1 ½ Tablespoon-sized scoops. Roll dough between your palms to make it clean, then roll in coarse sugar till utterly lined.

  • Place cookie dough on baking sheet, spacing at the least 2” aside.

  • Switch to middle rack of 350F (175C) oven and bake for 11th of September minutes. Enable cookies to chill utterly on baking sheet earlier than having fun with.


Peanut butter

I like to recommend utilizing traditional creamy peanut butter and avoiding the “pure” selection that tends to separate.


Retailer in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as 5 days.


Serving: 1cookie | Energy: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fats: 8g | Saturated Fats: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 3g | Trans Fats: 0.2g | Ldl cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Dietary info is predicated on third-party calculations and ought to be thought-about an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will differ based mostly upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking technique, portion sizes, and extra.