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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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5 from 9 votes

Mini Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Easy mini peanut butter cookies are soft and delicious. They are bursting with the chocolate and PB combo everyone loves!
Servings: 48
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

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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.

Nutrition

Serving: 48g, Calories: 142kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 130mg, Potassium: 60mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 75IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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20 Comments

  1. Joy says:

    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!

  2. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    Love these little peanut butter cookies. So perfect for a little treat!

  3. Ana Maria says:

    5 stars
    Yum! Next time I’m going to add butterscotch chips and see how that turns out!

  4. Kathy says:

    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.

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      I hope you like them! Thanks so much and you can always adjust the amounts 😉

  5. Jennifer G. says:

    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?

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      It’s 3/4 cup. 😉

  6. Janelle says:

    How many does this recipe make?! They look SO delicious.

  7. Jamielyn@iheartnaptime says:

    This look delicious! Pinning!

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      Thanks, girl!! XO

  8. Amy@theidearoom says:

    Yummy. Pinned!

  9. Chloe @ foodlikecake says:

    These are absolutely adorable!

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      Don’t let their cute-ness deceive you!! They are delicious too!! 😀

  10. Rebecca Cooper says:

    Must try these…you always post the best cookie recipes! 🙂

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      Awww – you’re to sweet, Rebecca!!!