Spiced Peanut Butter Cookies

Stacked peanut butter cookies spiced with nutmeg, cloves, sugar, and cinnamon
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Classic peanut butter cookies coated in holiday spices.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the butter, 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar, and the all of the brown sugar together until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Add the peanut butter and keep stirring until it’s incorporated.
  3. Add the flour baking soda and salt and stir just until the dough comes together. Stick the dough in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Chilling the dough will make it much easier to roll out into cookies.
  4. In a small bowl combine the remaining 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  5. Form the dough into 1″ balls. Roll each ball in the sugar and spice mixture, coating it on all sides. Place the cookie ball on the baking sheet (bake 12 cookies at a time evenly spaced). Once you’ve rolled all the cookies, flatten each cookie using a fork to create the ridges (the cookies should be approximately 2″ big).
  6. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.


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