Crisp peanut butter crinkle cookies melt in your mouth. The crisp texture gives way to buttery peanut flavored cookies that are coated in confectioners’ sugar.
Crinkle cookies have become one of my favorite cookies to make during the holidays. The beauty is that they don’t just have to be chocolate crinkles (have you seen my gingerbread ones?). This year I was inspired to make crinkle cookies with peanut butter.
Peanut butter crinkles cookies? Yep, that’s right. The classic crinkle appearance can be obtained with peanut butter cookies too—and it’s so easy! The cookie dough is rolled into balls, coated with granulated sugar and confectioners’ sugar then baked in the oven. To really show off the crinkles, the baked cookies are coated again with confectioners’ sugar
Those crevasses of peanut butter deliciousness are easily the best part of these cookies, so you have to let them peek through!
This recipe is truly different not only in flavor, but in texture too. Instead of a gooey, chocolatey cookies, you have a crisp, peanut buttery cookie.
Peanut butter crinkle cookies have a consistency similar to shortbread cookies. They are tender, slightly crumbly, and each bite melts away in your mouth like shortbread. It’s hard to say no to just one cookie!
Of course the flavor is irresistible too. I don’t know if it’s the peanut butter or the generous dusting of confectioners’ sugar (let’s be honest, it’s probably both), but either way your tastebuds start to tingle the second one of these cookies hits your lips.
With such tempting flavors, these peanut butter cookies didn’t last long in the house. I had one (okay two, no three) and immediately wrapped them up in goodie bags to gift to my friends for Christmas. They ate them just as quickly as I did!
Adapted from Cooking Classy.