19 Best Ways to Get Your Peanut Butter Cookie Fix

Ginger-Touched Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
Photo: Jennifer Baker

You Allrecipes home cooks just can't help yourselves. You have to take a recipe and tinker with it to come up with your own variations. But are we complaining? Absolutely not! Here are 19 of our favorite ways you took simple peanut butter cookies to deliciously creative heights.

01 of 20

Chef John's Peanut Butter Cookies

Chef John's Peanut Butter Cookies
Kim's Cooking Now

Let's start things off with a simple, classic peanut butter cookie recipe. Kathy Rhodes raves, "The BEST peanut butter cookies I've ever made. I love the tender-crispy texture and the subtle peanut butter flavor. Excellent!"

02 of 20

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Add chocolate chips to peanut butter cookies and you get a treat you'll want to eat while they're still warm and melty from the oven. How good are they? SHANNONSPIVEY has a straightforward taste test: "This was a great recipe. My husband is a peanut butter freak. When a batch of cookies lasts more than a week, I know it's time to find another one. I made these last night, and they were gone by 9 a.m. this morning."

03 of 20

Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies

Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies

This version of chocolate peanut butter cookies turns the tables by folding peanut butter chips into chocolate cookie dough. Here's just one of the 500+ rave reviews: "Five stars! I swear this is top-line restaurant quality. Even after the cookie cools, the cookie is so soft and delicious. Rich in taste! All I have to say is, wow, the best cookie I have ever, ever tasted. I've been searching far and long for a recipe like this. Forever it will stay (laminated) in my cookbook," reviewer Jessy says.

04 of 20

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Husam Thaher

Instead of folding chocolate chips into the dough, this version tops peanut butter cookie dough with a big ol' chocolate kiss. Melsy says, "With so few ingredients, it is amazing how good these cookies are. I did use chunky peanut butter in one batch, and they were even better than the original."

05 of 20

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Add oatmeal to your peanut butter cookie dough for an extra hit of texture and fiber. Jmama made a few substitutions, but stuck to the basic recipe for five-star results: "My new favorite cookie! I doubled the oats, added some vanilla, and used all butter instead of shortening and margarine. The only problem is they don't last long around the house." Some reviewers like CAPEMOM77 used regular rolled oats instead of instant oats, and they still turned out great.

06 of 20

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III

Two stacks of peanut butter sandwich cookies on a white plate

Now stack those oatmeal peanut butter cookies with a creamy peanut butter filling sandwiched in the middle and you'll get a treat that's pretty darn close to a classic Girl Scout cookie. Here's how Andrea McEvoy helps them turn out all the same size: "I used a melon baller to scoop the dough — helped make them more uniform in size. And for cryin' out loud, make the filling! The cookies are good without it, but they're to die for with it!"

07 of 20

Peanut-Ginger Double-Deckers

Peanut-Ginger Double-Deckers
Allrecipes Magazine

While we're stacking cookies, check out these two-toned beauties made from peanut butter cookie dough and ginger cookie dough. "Stacking two cookie doughs makes for an impressive-looking cookie," recipe creator eatthelove says. "It also means you don't have to pick between your two faves!"

08 of 20

Magic Peanut Butter Middles

Magic Peanut Butter Middles
Cooking Monster Bryan

Love cookies with filling? Here's a chocolate cookie baked with a peanut butter surprise on the inside. Some reviewers had a little trouble getting the cookie dough around the filling, but here's how SMILEYNKF68 solved it: "I found that if I really flatten the dough and then wrap it, it works better. I think next time I make these I will chill the peanut butter middles before wrapping the dough around them."

09 of 20

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Buckwheat Queen

Looking for the easiest peanut butter cookie with the least number of ingredients? Here you go! (And they're gluten-free!) You can roll the cookie dough balls in a little extra sugar for sparkle, but that still won't add another ingredient to the list. "Ladies and gentlemen get your cold glasses of milk ready! Super easy and super delicious," Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen writes.

10 of 20

No Bake Cookies III

A stack of three cocoa-oat cookies

Sorry, oven. We won't be needing you to make these top-rated peanut butter-chocolate-oatmeal cookies. Just make sure to bring the mixture to a rolling boil before starting your one-minute timer so the mixture can properly set. In fact, recipe reviewer Maggie goes on to say, "The only change I made, was that I cooked them for exactly 3 1/2 minutes once the mixture started boiling and they always turn out perfect."

11 of 20

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
cookin' mama

You couldn't ask for an easier, tastier filling for peanut butter cookies than chocolate-covered peanut butter cups. "Turned out very chewy, and the chocolate was wonderfully gooey. Followed directions to the tee, and they are great," home cook Janell Hawks says of this foolproof recipe.

12 of 20

Yummy Peanut Butter Cookies

Yummy Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are flavored with a touch of almond extract. The recipe doesn't call for a drizzle of chocolate, but don't let that stop you. "These are the best peanut butter cookies I have ever had," reviewer naedwards says. "My whole family loves them, including me who usually dislikes peanut butter. Definitely a keeper."

13 of 20

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewers say our Soft Peanut Butter Cookies live up to their name. "My family wanted soft peanut butter cookies, and this one really fit the bill! They stayed soft in our cookie jar; however, they disappeared fast," says home cook TMSCHAFER64

14 of 20

Ginger-Touched Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Ginger-Touched Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
Jennifer Baker

Zingy ginger pulls its weight as the dominant flavor here. Looking for a more peanut buttery cookie? Take a cue from reviewer ANNIEOKL: "I love the ginger in this! I did want to have a bit more peanut butter taste, so I used 2 cups of peanut butter and added some extra oatmeal to make up for it, and it was fabulous."

15 of 20

Peanut Butter-Banana Cookies

Peanut Butter-Banana Cookies

Bananas enhance the sweetness and chewiness of these cookies. "Good healthy cookie," Sara Verstege writes. "I added 2 tbs. of ground flax and 2 tbs. of chia seeds. I also added 1/2 cup of flour. Still came out chewy and amazing."

16 of 20

Uncle Mac's Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

Uncle Mac's Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies on blue floral plate
Chef Moody

A classic lunchbox sandwich turned into a cookie? Yes, please. These five-ingredient flourless cookies are topped with your favorite fruit preserves. "Very yummy!! Make sure you have cold milk nearby and a quick tip — Don't let their initial softness deceive you! If overcook too much they turn to very crunchy cookies. The last batch seemed mushy but firmed to perfection," says reviewer TAMMERSANN.

17 of 20

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Monster Cookie Bars

peanut butter and chocolate monster bars
Tammy Lynn

Curb your sweet tooth with these monster cookie bars. Not only are they monster-sized, but they're packed with tons of delicious ingredients — including rolled oats, peanut butter, M & M's, and chocolate chips.

18 of 20

Caramel Nougat Bar Peanut Butter Cookies

caramel nougat bar peanut butter cookies
Rebekah Rose Hills

These peanut butter cookies have a bite-sized surprise in the middle — chocolate-covered caramel and nougat candy. Reviewers recommend using Milky Ways, Rolos, or Snickers. "These are so good! My son said 'best cookies EVER'!! The dough itself is really nice and complements the candy bar pieces very well," says Allrecipes Allstar Rebekah Rose Hills.

19 of 20

Almond-y Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

almondy peanut butter cookies
Ana Pina

A combination of almond extract, peanut butter, and oats gives these cookies a distinctly unique flavor. "This was a great recipe. Just the right amount of peanut butter flavor just the right amount of sweetness. The almond flavor was a great touch too," says reviewer In the Kitchen with Cookie.

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