Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles

5 from 7 votes

A peanut butter cookie married a snickerdoodle and had a Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle baby! This is the ORIGINAL Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Recipe – EVERYONE who tries them loves them!

Stack of Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles on parchment paper with title

It took me three tries to get this cookie perfect. The first was too dry, and sort of like a hockey puck.

The second was better…but still hockey puckish.

The third? The third was juuuuuust right. The perfect mix of peanut butter cookie and snickerdoodle; peanut buttery and cinnamon, chewy and soft.

This? This is my new favorite cookie. And, as usual, I used Skippy Peanut Butter. Is there any other brand?

Stack of Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles on parchment paper with title

I use a lot of peanut butter. That jar is the largest size you can buy at Walmart, and I go through about one every two weeks…or less. And we don’t eat peanut butter sandwiches; 99% of it goes into baked goods. Check out my peanut butter collection for proof.

I’m a peanut butter baked good addict, and I’m not afraid to admit it. I think it’s one of the reasons Averie and I are friends. She has a whole cookbook on peanut butter.

Anyway, as long as I can remember, Skippy has been my brand. I think when I was a kid my mom may have bought another brand once or twice, because she had a coupon. We always went back to Skippy. A few years ago I discovered Skippy Natural, and my new love was born. If you’ve visited a peanut butter recipe on this site, it’s included Skippy Natural. Its a natural peanut butter that doesn’t need stirring. Kind of genius, right? It performs perfectly in baked goods and packs a bigger peanut butter punch than regular peanut butter.

Jar of Skippy Natural Peanut Butter

Skippy is hosting a virtual cookie exchange and I’m so excited to be a part of it. I’d tested this recipe twice when I joined in the cookie exchange, and knew that, if I could perfect it, this would be the perfect cookie to share.

And it is. The perfect cookie.

Okay, picture it: a cookie wedding day. The Snickerdoodle bride in her cinnamon veil, the peanut butter cookie groom in his peanut butter bow tie. Grandma Snowball and Aunt Muriel, the chocolate sandwich cookie, watch from the front row. The bride and groom tie the knot and live happily ever after.

Then they have a baby. A Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle baby.

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles overhead shot

This cookie is a peanut butter cookie infused with cinnamon. There is less peanut butter than in my normal peanut butter cookie recipe, to allow more of the snickerdoodle to come through. I also use more white than brown sugar, which is something that I don’t do regularly, because I love brown sugar so much!

A teaspoon of cinnamon goes into the batter, and the cookies get rolled in a cinnamon sugar mixture before baking, just like a snickerdoodle. You can see all those wonderful cinnamon flecks in that picture – aren’t they gorgeous? The cinnamon adds a little heat to the peanut butter and it’s the perfect complement. It’s one of those flavor combos that you didn’t know you loved until you tried it.

This would be the perfect cookie for your Christmas platters. Satisfy both cookie lovers on your list!

And I don’t know, but I think that Mr. & Mrs. Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle make pretty cute babies. What do you think?

Stack of Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles on parchment paper with title

 These freeze well too – great for making ahead for the big holiday!

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles

5 from 7 votes
Yield 24
Serving Size


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter I love Skippy Natural
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar + ⅓ cup divided
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon divided


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets with parchment or a silpat baking mat.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream butter, peanut butter, and ¾ cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a mixer until fluffy. Mix in eggs, vanilla, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix in dry ingredients. Beat just until mixed.
  • Stir remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon and ⅓ cup sugar in a small bowl.
  • Scoop balls of cookie dough (mine were done using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop) and roll them in the cinnamon sugar. Place on your cookie sheet. Use a fork to press the cookie down in a criss-cross pattern (two presses will be enough).
  • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheets.

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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Two pic collage of  Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles on parchment paper with title

Other peanut butter favorites:

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

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Easy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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Peanut Butter Caramel Shortbread Bars

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Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls

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Sweets from friends:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Reese’s Sandwich Cookies by Buns in My Oven
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Cups by Averie Cooks
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pudding Cookies by Something Swanky

Yup, this post was sponsored by Skippy. But it’s my absolute favorite brand of peanut butter, so it’s not a stretch I wrote about them. All opinions are 100% my own!

Last Updated on May 13, 2020

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  1. I’ve made these cookies several times and they are so soft and delicious! They aren’t as thick as yours and they don’t hold the “criss cross” shape from the fork really at all. Do you know why that might be? Thanks for your help!

  2. Oh my!! I made these today and they are just as amazing as everyone has said! I’ve had my eye on this recipe for a while and I finally goy around to making them. They are definitely a keeper! Thank you for the yummy recipe. Delicious! 🙂

  3. Perfect Union of peanut butter and snickerdoodle cookie. Delicious. The cinnamon is a pleasant surprise, and the amount of peanut butter is not over powering.

  4. Hi Dorothy, a few days ago I found your Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles recipe when I searched the net for snickerdoodles recipes and I am totally thrilled. This is the best recipe I ever used to bake snickerdoodles. This dough is so smooth and easy to handle and I just finished baking another batch. The only obstacle for me is the conversion of the amount of ingredience, but so far I managed or was lucky?
    My name is Dorothee (what a coincidence!) and I am German living in the southern parts of Germany. The first snickerdoodles I had in my life were baked by my sister and her (at that time) two little kids in 1974 when I was visiting California where they live. In Germany we just love baked goods with cinnamon. Normally cinnamon is a spice for Xmas cookies in our country. But the snickerdoodles are the favorite of all the people who get my baked goods and therefore I will bake this all year long.

    THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipes. I appreciate that very much.
    Greetings from (at the moment) stormy and rainy Germany, Dorothee

  5. I make these every holiday season for multiple gatherings every year, and they’re always a huge hit! I’ve never had any issues with this recipe and they bake beautifully. They combine my love of all things peanut butter with a traditional holiday favorite. Love these!