(vegetarian, soy free, can be vegan, can be gluten free, can be nut free)
These chewy peanut butter cookies are one of the most popular recipes on my website! They’re chewy yet crunchy, sweet yet salt, and simple to make. And the peanut butter can even be swapped out for any nut/seed butter you have on hand!
What you need for these Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies:
- unsalted butter
- smooth peanut butter
- brown sugar
- white sugar
- one whole egg
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- chopped peanuts
How do I make these peanut free?
Although it sounds counterintuitive, you can make these peanut butter cookies peanut free! Simply choose any other nut/seed butter (something like a cashew butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter, hazelnut butter, etc.), and replace the peanut butter with it. You can also substitute the chopped peanuts for any other type of chopped nut, or (especially if your nut/seed butter is not super sweet) add in chocolate chips!
How do I make these nut free?
Choose a seed butter like sunflower seed butter to replace the peanut butter! You can also substitute the chopped peanuts for any other type of chopped nut, or (especially if your nut/seed butter is not super sweet) add in chocolate chips!
How do I make these gluten free?
Easy – Use gluten free all-purpose flour (preferably one with xanthan gum to help with structure).
How long do they last? Can I freeze them?
These cookies last for about one week when stored on the counter in an airtight container, but they also freeze well! Freeze them while they’re still fresh for the best result (i.e. the day of or the day after you bake them).
Other cookie recipes:
- Chewy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Rocky Road Cookies
- Glazed Maple Pecan Donut Cookies
- Glazed Apple Fritter Cookies