Rich Peanut Butter Cookies

Rich Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 40 Minutes Prep 40 Minutes Total
  • 24 Servings
  • 175 Calories per Serving
Peanut butter chips are the secret flavor boost in these otherwise traditional cookies.

Ingredient List

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • Granulated sugar


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir in peanut butter chips.
  2. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Dip tops of balls into granulated sugar. Place balls, sugared sides up, about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet (do not flatten).
  3. Bake cookies 9 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.


  • Cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking. If it's too firm, let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  • Make room in your recipe box for this twist on a classic peanut butter cookie! It’s quick to make and has twice the peanut buttery goodness, thanks to the addition of peanut butter chips. In 40 minutes, you can have a rave-worthy cookie perfect for a bake sale, potluck or a special after-school snack. This recipe skips the step of imprinting a criss-cross pattern with the back of a fork, so all you have to do is shape cookies into balls and roll in sugar before baking. In fact, these cookies can go even faster, if you use a spring-handled cookie scoop to help you shape the dough. Though it may seem like a luxury item, the cookie scoop is actually the busy baker’s best friend, as it’s a quick way to ensure all cookies are the same size so they bake evenly. An ice cream scoop can also work. Betty’s got more tips about baking perfect peanut butter cookies, plus plenty more kitchen-tested peanut butter cookie recipes.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 9g 0%, Saturated Fat 4g 0%, Cholesterol 25mg 0%, Sodium 130mg 0%, Potassium NC*, Total Carbohydrate 21g 0%, Dietary Fiber 1g 0%, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 0%, Thiamin 0%, Riboflavin 0%, Niacin 0%, Vitamin B6 0%, Folic Acid 0%, Vitamin B12 0%, Pantothenic Acid 0%, Phosphorus 0%, Magnesium 0%, Zinc 0%, Selenium 0%, Copper 0%, Manganese 0%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 175, Calories from Fat 80, Trans Fat NC*, Monounsaturated Fat NC*, Polyunsaturated Fat NC*, Soluble Fiber NC*, Insoluble Fiber NC*, Sugars NC*, Protein 3g, Beta-Carotene NC*, Omega-3 NC*, Carbohydrate Choice NC*, Starch 1 1/2, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 0, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 1 1/2

* NC indicates a nutritional value has not been calculated, which is typically due to either insufficient nutritional data for an ingredient or an incomplete analysis.