Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles


I made these cookies with my youngest daughter, Lucy.   She is my baking assistant.  She is an expert egg cracker.  Yes, a few end up on the floor, but it’s all part of learning.  Lucy is also very good at adding my pre measured ingredients.  Her favorite ingredient to add is the chocolate chips.  I usually give her a little pile to sample before we stir the chips into the batter.  It makes her very happy.

Lucy and I made these peanut butter snickerdoodles together.  With these cookies, I let Lucy press the white chocolate chips onto the cookies before we put them in the oven.  She had complete creative license as to chip placement.  I think she did a fabulous job.

We are sharing these snickerdoodles today as part of the Cookies for Crafts for Sandy Hook Elementary.   A bunch of bloggers and Etsy shop owners have teamed up to help in any way we can.   No, cookies and crafts aren’t going to fix the world.  But this is our way of spreading the word to let everyone know we don’t have to feel helpless.  If you’d like to make any sort of donation, please click on the link below for more details.   If you like a list of Etsy shop owners who are participating, Ashton, from Something Swanky has a list for you.

The families of Newtown, CT are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.  On Christmas Eve, we’ll be setting cookies out for Santa, but we’ll be remembering these young lives lost in the process:

Daniel Barden, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Madeleine F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli, Grace McDonnell, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Anne Marie Murphy, Lauren Rousseau, Dawn Hochsprung, and Rachel Davino

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles
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Peanut butter snickerdoodles with white chocolate chips.
Recipe type: Cookies, dessert
Serves: 36
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar, divided
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ¼ cup cinnamon sugar (1/4 cups sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, ½ cup sugar, brown sugar and vanilla on medium speed until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add peanut butter mixing until smooth. Beat in eggs.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. With mixer on low, carefully mix in flour mixture in three batches, alternating with the cream. Mix will to combine.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, scoop up dough and roll into balls. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar. Flatten each cookie with a small glass dipped in sugar. Place 4 or 5 white chocolate chips onto each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool on pans for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.
  5. Makes about 36 cookies.

Recipe adapted from Better Home and Gardens


14 Responses

  1. Snickerdoodles have always been a favorite cookie, Tanya. These, though, made with your daughter’s help, look far better than any I’ve ever made. It’s the placement of the chips. Lucy must be an expert in chip placement and I, obviously, have so much to learn.
    I hope you and your family,Tanya, have a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years.

    • Thanks John! Lucy could teach you all about chips! Merry Christmas!

  2. Such yummy cookies! Thanks for participating in this!! :)

  3. Snickerdoodles are a definite favorite in our family. I love this new take with peanut butter you made and what a great message behind their making!

    • These were so good with peanut butter! Thanks Jen!

  4. Very lovely and fun cookies!
    I love snickerdoodles but never tried with PB

    Have a very Happy New Year !

  5. I love snickerdoodles and peanut butter, what a great idea. Can not wait to try your recipe. I found you at Foodtastic Friday. :-)

    • Thank you Jennifer! I was surprised how wonderful peanut butter works with snicker doodles!

  6. Thanks for linking up your yummy peanut butter snickerdoodles. We are so glad you stopped by our Strut Your Stuff link party. -The Six Sisters

  7. These sound delicious! Snickerdoodles are one of my favorites and if I didn’t have a child with a peanut allergy, I’d be making these tonight. But sadly no peanut butter in our house!
    Happy New Year!

    • Wonder if you could use almond butter??? Thanks for checking them out Jessica!

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