Mini Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy mini peanut butter cookies are soft and delicious. They are bursting with the chocolate and PB combo everyone loves!

Mini peanut butter cookies are so cute and tiny you may end up eating the whole batch! For more candy inspired treats try Giant M&M Cookies, Reeses Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies, White Chocolate Butterfinger Fudge.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Mini peanut butter cookies combine two flavors that are a perfect match; peanut butter and chocolate! The chocolate chips add the perfect amount of chocolatey goodness without being over powering.

Because these are mini, they are perfect for sharing or snacking. Unfortunately, that means I justify eating more! Hopefully, you are more disciplined than we are and can contain yourself from eating 10 of these delicious bad and simple peanut butter cookies.

If you love the traditional Peanut Butter Cookie, you will definitely have to try these cute little cookies – they are soft and oh-so-good!

Mini PB Cookies

WET INGREDIENTS. Cream together butter, shortening, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs. Stir in vanilla extract.

DRY INGREDIENTS. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.

COMBINE. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix well and add chocolate chips as desired.

BAKE. Scoop small ½ TB sized balls onto a cookie sheet. Softly flatten balls with a fork, making a criss cross pattern. Bake at 350 for 5-8 minutes.

Note: Putting the criss cross marks on the cookies flattens them so that they bake more evenly.

Variations

Adding crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth will give it more texture and variety against the smooth cookie texture. This is a great option if you love crunchy peanut butter.

More Mix ins:

  • Mini Reeses Pieces
  • Chopped Reese’s Cups
  • Peanut butter chips

Storage Tips

If you plan to bake the dough within 1-2 days you can STORE it, covered, in the fridge otherwise FREEZE the dough.

  • Freeze the dough: Form the dough into a log then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and again with foil. Or shape the dough into cookie balls and place them on a baking sheet in the freezer. Once the dough balls are solid transfer them to a freezer safe container. The dough can be frozen for up to 6 months. Thaw before baking.

Cooled peanut butter cookies should be STORED in an airtight container on the counter. Tip: Throwing a piece of white bread into the container will help keep them soft longer.

Place cooled peanut butter cookies in a freeze safe container, separating layers with parchment or wax paper. FREEZE for up to 3 months.

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Mini Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Easy mini peanut butter cookies are soft and delicious. They are bursting with the chocolate and PB combo everyone loves!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 142 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Cream together butter, shortening, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs. Stir in vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix well and add chocolate chips as desired.
  • Scoop small ½ TB sized balls onto a cookie sheet. Softly flatten balls with a fork, making a criss cross pattern.
  • Bake at 350 for 5-8 minutes.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. I am about to make these but the recipe doesn’t say the amount of chocolate chips to put in. Can you update the recipe?

  2. these sound so good I’m going to have to try some of them. I’m a diabetic so I have to watch the sodium and sugar content.

  3. 5 stars
    Mini are more dangerous, because I eat more! These are way too good! I especially love the mini chips! They are soft & perfect!

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this super awesome mini peanutbutter cookies recipe! I highly recommend this, it’s really easy to make and it taste good too!

  5. 5 stars
    Chocolate and Peanut Butter together are perfection! I love that these are mini! Everything it cuter when its small.

  6. 5 stars
    These are so heavenly & soft!! Peanut butter cookies are always a hit over here. They are gone before I can get them off the cookie tray!