Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies: An Illustrated Recipe

Updated on November 6, 2016
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Cynthia is a homesteader who grows, harvests, and stores many foods, and prefers natural, homemade remedies for her family.

I love to bake, especially in fall when the weather is cooler and there are less chores to do outside. Cookies are one of those quick and easy treats that everyone loves, especially near the holidays. Peanut butter cookies are great and so are snickerdoodles. Since I was getting a bit bored with them I decided to combine the two cookie recipes together. I wanted to create a new and different cookie to satisfy my sweet cravings! What better way to accomplish that than pairing my two favorite cookies together to make a single delicious treat.

The timing for the release of Jif's Natural Cinnamon Peanut Butter Spread could not have been any more perfect. I have long been putting Jif Peanut butter onto cinnamon swirl bread, so I knew I would love flavor the combination. Using the Jif cinnamon spread peanut butter makes this recipe. Without adding it, you would have just another boring snickerdoodle. The peanut butter flavor is not overpowering, and melds perfectly with the cinnamon goodness of these cookies. Whether you want a cookie as a treat for dessert, an on the go snack or to share with friends these cookies will be sure to please.

I was blown away by how fantastic this combination turned out! Even Paul my fiance loved them, and he hates peanut butter! He never eats peanut butter,

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Fresh from the oven, peanut butter snickerdoodle cookies!
Fresh from the oven, peanut butter snickerdoodle cookies!
Fresh from the oven, peanut butter snickerdoodle cookies! | Source

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5 stars from 2 ratings of Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Butter, Chopped, not melted.
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 3/4 Cup Flour, All purpose not self rising.
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons Sugar, Reserved
  • 3 Tablespoons Cinnamon, Reserved
  • 1/2 Cup Jif Cinnamon

Basic Instructions

See detailed instructions with pictures below.

  1. Add the butter, sugar and eggs in a bowl and mix well. Once mixed, add in Jif cinnamon spread and mix again.
  2. In a separate bowl add the flour, cream of tartar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon and stir well.
  3. Slowly begin to add the dry mix into the wet ingredients. Continuously stirring as you add the dry mixture until you have used it all. Then place it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  4. While the cookie dough is cooling, take the reserved cinnamon and sugar and mix together in a small bowl or container.
  5. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and using an ice cream scoop or your hands form the dough into 1 inch balls.
  6. Roll cookie dough balls into the cinnamon sugar mixture, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Using baking sheets or pan lining paper is fine. Be sure not to grease the pan otherwise the underside will likely burn.
  7. Place cookies in the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes (oven times may vary).
  8. Immediately remove the cookies from the pan and allow to cool.

Detailed Instructions

Add the butter, sugar and eggs in a bowl and mix well.

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Add Jif Cinnamon Spread to the butter mixture, and stir well.

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In a separate bowl add the flour, cream of tartar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon and stir well.

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Slowly begin to add the dry mix into the wet ingredients. Continuously stirring until you have used it all.

Once cookie dough is formed, refrigerate for 10 minutes.

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While the cookie dough is cooling, take the reserved cinnamon and sugar and mix together in a small bowl or container.

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Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Then using an ice cream scoop or your hands form the dough into 1 inch balls.

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Roll cookie dough balls into the cinnamon sugar mixture, completely coating the cookie dough balls.

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Place cookie dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Using baking sheets or pan lining paper is fine. Be sure not to grease the pan otherwise the underside will likely burn.

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Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes. Immediately remove finished cookies from pan and allow to cool.

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Using pan lining paper allows me to easily remove the cookies from the pan. I just slide the paper onto the countertop to allow the cookies to cool.
Using pan lining paper allows me to easily remove the cookies from the pan. I just slide the paper onto the countertop to allow the cookies to cool.
Using pan lining paper allows me to easily remove the cookies from the pan. I just slide the paper onto the countertop to allow the cookies to cool. | Source

It is extremely important to use an ungreased cookie sheet when making this recipe. Using a greased cookie sheet will burn the bottom of the cookies before they get done. Using parchment paper, or baking sheets allows you to easily slide the cookies from the pan, to a counter to cool. It will also save you time with cleanup and cookies cook to perfection every time.

Now that your cookies have cooled you can enjoy them with milk or coffee. These cookies also make a delicious ice cream sandwich for a special treat. This recipe does yield 3 dozen cookies and is very easy to follow. You can dust these with powdered sugar if you want a more elegant looking cookie. For me that just ads additional calories and sugar content so I just serve them as is.

The cookies are not messy, and will not melt like those with chocolate chips will. Making them ideal for:

  • Office parties
  • Holiday gatherings
  • Giving as gifts
  • Bake sales
  • Dessert at home

This new twist on a basic snickerdoodle cookie will be sure to impress even the pickiest guests at your next gathering. Just be sure to make guests or those you share them with aware that they contain peanut butter, in case anyone has allergies.

I received a free sample of my Jif Cinnamon Peanut Butter Spread, for testing purposes. That in no way influenced my opinion.
I received a free sample of my Jif Cinnamon Peanut Butter Spread, for testing purposes. That in no way influenced my opinion. | Source

Do Choosey Moms Really Choose Jif?

So now let us answer the age old question 'Do choosey Moms really choose Jif'? Well I can't account for all the moms out there. Being a mother myself who has tried many other brands to cook, bake, and even eat on toast; I choose Jif. Non-Gmo, gluten free and has 7 grams of protein per serving.So it is not only a tasty treat, but a product I can feel great about using too.

Over the years I have tried to cut costs and cook with other peanut butters, the final result is never as good as it is when I use Jif. So even for this frugal Mom, I no longer cut corners or costs when it comes to my peanut butter!

Jif Peanut Butter Spread Cinnamon
Jif Peanut Butter Spread Cinnamon

Jif Cinnamon Peanut Butter Spread is what makes these snickerdoodle cookies so moist and delicious. The creamy texture and mix of cinnamon and peanut butter create an amazing flavor profile when I use it to make cookies. I have baked with other peanut butters in the past, but always come back to Jif. It really does make a difference using Jif when cooking, and baking.

 

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      • Cynthia Hoover profile imageAUTHOR

        Cynthia Hoover 

        22 months ago from Newton, West Virginia

        Anita, you are right these are a healthier cookie!

      • Anita Hasch profile image

        Anita Hasch 

        22 months ago from Port Elizabeth

        The peanut butter and cinnamon cookies is a very healthy recipe. Peanut butter contains resveratrol and cinnamon is also known for its health benefits. Thank you for this recipe.

      • Cynthia Hoover profile imageAUTHOR

        Cynthia Hoover 

        2 years ago from Newton, West Virginia

        Rachel, Snickerdoodles with pumpkin sound amazing! I also love pumpkin everything on top of my love for peanut butter! Thank you for pinning and rating! I've just made these today, and I must admit I've eaten way more than I have! They were so delicious, I just couldn't help myself! I think next time I'll freeze half my dough to save for later so I'm not so tempted to eat so many!

      • Rachel L Alba profile image

        Rachel L Alba 

        2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Hi Cynthia, I love Snickerdoodles. I also love peanut butter, so you can guess how delicious these sound to me. I have another recipe for Snickerdoodles with pumpkin. Thanks for this recipe. I will be trying this for sure. I gave it 5 stars and pinned it.

        Blessings to you.

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