Peanut Butter Spice Cookies

Try this twist on a classic lunchbox favorite. Added bonus? Your kitchen smells great while baking them.

By / Photography By Kristen Penoyer | September 30, 2015


In a standing mixer, beat peanut butter and sugars on low speed until just combined. Add eggs 2 at a time, then add baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and clove. Mix until just combined, about 15 seconds. Do not over mix. If oils start to leak from the peanut butter, the cookies will not bake properly. 

Make even scoops, shape into ½-inch-thick rounds and place 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Freeze the cookies for at least 45 minutes before baking. Bake at 325° for about 16–20 minutes, until golden brown but still slightly shiny in middle.


Photography by Kristen Penoyer


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  • 3 1/2 Cups Peanut Butter
  • 1 1/4 cups White sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups Brown Sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon clove
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