Happy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!

You don’t think I would let today pass me by, right?

♥ Without celebrating my one true food love? ♥

20 Easy + Quick Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes including S'more Peanut Butter Cookies, Giant Reese's Pieces Cookie, Death by Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, and Rolo-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies!

Peanut butter is my favorite ingredient to throw into cookies. But I’m pretty sure you all knew that.

But did you know that peanut butter cookies haven’t been around forever? In 1932, the first peanut butter cookie with the iconic criss-cross marks on top were first published in a town newspaper.  And today, my cookie jar just wouldn’t be complete without peanut butter inside.

Peanut Butter Cookie!

That cookie? Yeah it’s my 1 Giant Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookie – as big as my head.

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It’s National Peanut Butter Cookie Day and I’m here to show you how to celebrate!

20 ways, to be exact. 😉


1) Soft-Baked Peanut Butter Lovers’ Cookies – attention peanut butter lovers! This cookie is for you.



2) S’more Peanut Butter Cookies – s’more + peanut butter. need I say more?!

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3) Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies – if you’re watchin’ your figure. 😉

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies


4) 1 Giant Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookie – recipe for 1 giant cookie. See photo of us chowing down above…

Giant Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookie for 1


5) 1 Giant Monster M&M Cookie – peanut butter to the extreme. another recipe for 1 giant cookie!

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6) Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Cookies – for all you sweet & salty lovers. They’re easy to make and mini – which means you can get away with eating a handful. 😉

Mini Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Cookies-7


7) Butterfinger Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies – who doesn’t love Butterfingers?  They were my favorite candy bar growing up. And these cookies are loaded with ’em!

Butterfinger Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies-5


8) Death by Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies – for extreme chocolate lovers who have a soft-spot for peanut butter.

Death by Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies


9) Rolo-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies – enough said.  Look at all that caramel oozing out! Perfection.

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10) Soft-Baked Reese’s Pieces Butterscotch Cookies – soft, thick, and extra chewy! I use an extra egg yolk and melted butter to make these cookies the best-ever!

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11) Peanut Butter Sweethearts – you can use Reese’s Cups or Hersheys Kisses instead.  These are my soft-baked spin on peanut butter blossoms.

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12) Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies – I’m in love with Snickers Bars.  And the peanut butter flavor is out of this world!

Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies by sallysbakingaddiction.com


13) Peanut Butter M&M Cookies – the first popular cookie on my website – so many readers swear by this cookie recipe!



14) Soft-Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies – these are heaven on earth. Just look at them!!

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15) Monster Cookies – my spin on the classic monster cookie.  They aren’t oatmeal cookies with peanut butter, they are extreme peanut butter cookies with oats! And tons of M&Ms.

Soft-Baked Monster Cookies


16) Mini Rainbow M&M Cookies with Peanut Butter Buttercream – two cookies in one with thick peanut butter filling inside.  A new kind of cookie sandwich. 😉

M&M Cookies with Peanut Butter-8


17) Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Oatmeal Scotchies – my personal favorite cookie ever! Out of all the cookies on my website; trust me – you gotta try them! I love peanut butter and butterscotch together.

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18) Gluten-Free Fudge No-Bake Cookies – with tons of peanut butter, a bit of coconut oil, and cocoa powder. These are addicting.  Sweet, salty, and guilt-free!

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19) Chewy Butterfinger Cookies – so easy to make! And stuffed to the brim with butterfingers.

Chewy Butterfinger Cookies #cookies


20) Peanut Butter S’more 7 Layer Bars – unbeeeeeelieveable.

Peanut Butter S'more 7 Layer Bars-3


Follow me on Instagram and tag #sallysbakingaddiction so I can see all the SBA recipes you make. 

How will YOU be celebrating? 😉



77 Responses to “Happy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!”

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    Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreationsposted June 14, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Woah…I can’t believe you have that many Peanut Butter Cookie recipes. I have been all over coconut oil and chocolate chips cookies but I thinks its high time I throw some PB into the mix with all that inspiration


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    Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smileposted June 16, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Oh my gosh! I just made the soft-baked peanut butter swirl cookies and they ARE heaven on earth. WOW! No wonder I ate 3 plus some raw dough! I didn’t chill them at all and they didn’t spread so that was great! I did have to bake them a little bit longer though (more like 16-17 minutes than the 13 that you suggested). Could just be my oven though! My whole family loved them and we could have easily finished the entire batch. These are just perfect Sally. I wish I could offer some critique of them but I have none! I wouldn’t change a thing 🙂 I am thinking of posting a recipe review once a week and if I do, this will be the first recipe I review! Have a great week!


    • Sallyreplied on June 17th, 2013 at 6:12 am

      They are totally one of my favorite cookies, Maggie! I always have to chill the dough because they spread for me – so glad you could bypass that step. All ovens are different and I know I have to bake them 1 minute longer in my new oven. But sometimes just 13 mins. Can’t wait to see your review!


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    Alexis @ deliciousfoodideas.netposted June 18, 2013 at 1:54 am

    National Peanut Butter Cookie Day? Man, I’m stealing your food holiday! Next year INTERNATIONAL peanut butter cookie day!


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    Erin @ Making Memoriesposted July 2, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Oh my gosh – pure peanut butter heaven!


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    Carsenposted July 30, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Hey Sally! I was just wondering do you have a favorite peanut butter cookie recipe?


    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Well, I love all of the ones here. It just depends on my mood or what I’m craving! They are all delicious.


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    Reginaposted August 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Have you tried the Peanut Butter M&M’s. They are sooooo good! =)


    • Sallyreplied on August 9th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      Yes! I love them. =)


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    Gemmaposted April 8, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Amazing! I am dying to try all of these peanut butter cookie recipes RIGHT NOW! They look soooo delicious!


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