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Peanut Butter Cinnamon Cookies (From Scratch)

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Cookies (From Scratch)

Sweet, delicious peanut butter cookies with cinnamon. A wonderful tasting and easy to make recipe great for any occasion.

Who doesn’t love peanut butter cookies and cinnamon? Well, when you bring the two together, you get one of the best tasting cookies around.

This recipe is one of my all-time favorite peanut butter cookie recipes, and I have a feeling it will be one of yours as well.

Not only is the flavor and texture amazing, but it’s easy to make and doesn’t take long at all.

Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can make it the next time you have a hankering for peanut butter cookies.

How to Bake Homemade Cinnamon Peanut Butter Cookies from Scratch

top view of bowl of fresh baked peanut butter cookies with jar of creamy peanut butter

Even though you’ll be making these cookies from scratch, it’s going to be super quick and easy.

Prep time is just about five or so minutes and bake time comes in around ten minutes. Yes, it’s really that quick!

By adding cinnamon to our peanut butter cookie base, we will produce an absolutely wonderful flavor combination.

On top of all that, the only equipment you need is a large mixing bowl, a small mixing bowl, and a cookie sheet.

You can mix your cookie dough by hand or with a hand mixer, the choice is yours. As far as keeping your cookies from sticking to the pan, you can use parchment paper or simply grease your pan.

Ok, now let’s get to the good part!

Ingredients for Peanut Butter and Cinnamon Cookies

jar of creamy peanut butter on old table with spoon

With just a handful of common baking ingredients, you can make yourself a batch of super flavorful cookies.

In fact, you may already have everything you need on hand.

Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredient List

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Butter (softened)
  • Brown Sugar (packed)
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Eggs

Peanut Butter: I’ve been asked if you can make these cookies with chunky peanut butter, and while I’ve never tried it you should be fine going with chunky. I personally love a soft peanut butter cookie without the crunch, so I stick with creamy peanut butter.

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Ground Cinnamon: While not overboard, four tablespoons of ground cinnamon will give your cookies a pronounced cinnamon flavor. It doesn’t overpower the other flavors, but you can use half as much cinnamon for a more peanut butter flavored cookie.

Related: Cinnamon alternatives

All-Purpose Flour: I always make this particular recipe with all-purpose flour. If you want to use a gluten free alternative, you can, but it will likely lead to a flatter and crunchier cookie.

Step by Step Recipe Instructions

fresh baked peanut butter cookies with cinnamon on a cookie sheet

This recipe is super quick to whip together. Prep time usually takes me right around five minutes.

Since oven temperatures vary, baking time will take anywhere from ten to fifteen minutes.

It’s important to note that these cookies go from done to burnt quite fast. So you want to keep a close eye on your cookies and remove them as soon as they are lightly browned.

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Step 2: Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease it with butter or non stick cooking spray

Step 3: In your small mixing bowl, add you all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, and salt. Set aside

Step 4: In your large mixing bowl, add the rest of your ingredients and mix until well blended

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Step 5: Spoon cookies onto cookie pan. Leave about two inches between cookies

Step 6: Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes

Note: Your cookies are done as soon as they are lightly browned

Step 7: Carefully remove from oven and leave on pan for about 1-2 minutes. Then cool on a wire cooling rack

Step 8: Serve and enjoy!

Related: How to freeze leftover peanut butter

homemade peanut butter cinnamon cookies on table viewed from above

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Cookies

Sweet and delicious peanut butter cookies perfect for any occasion.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 103 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Small Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Cookie Sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Butter softened
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease it with butter or non stick cooking spray
  • In your small mixing bowl, add you all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, and salt. Set aside
  • In your large mixing bowl, add the rest of your ingredients and mix until well blended
  • Spoon cookies onto cookie pan. Leave about two inches between cookies
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes
  • Note: Your cookies are done as soon as they are lightly browned
  • Carefully remove from oven and leave on pan for about 1-2 minutes. Then cool on a wire cooling rack
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal
Keyword Cinnamon, Cookies, Peanut Butter
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Cookie Recipe Notes

  • These cookies must be removed from the oven as soon as they turn lightly browned to avoid burning.
  • Cool cookies completely before serving.
  • These cookies are perfect for topping with frosting. Try this buttercream frosting recipe
  • Store your cookies covered for up to five days