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A stack of peanut butter espresso cookies on a baking sheet surrounded by espresso beans and a spoon of peanut buttr

Peanut Butter Espresso Cookies

  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes (each batch)
  • Total Time: 44 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x


Big, chewy peanut butter cookies with a smooth espresso flavor mixed in!


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/3 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, espresso powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter, peanut butter and brown sugar and beat on medium speed until well combined.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and beat to combine.
  4. Add dry mixture and beat again to combine until you have a thick dough.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, preferably up to 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare two baking sheets with nonstick silicon mats (aff link) or parchment paper and set aside.
  7. Grab a medium cookie scoop (aff link) and portion out each ball of dough on prepared baking sheets, with no more than 6 on each, evenly spaced out with plenty of room for the cookies to spread. Press down gently on the top of each cookie until they’re about half the height they were originally.
  8. Bake for 8-9 minutes until the cookies have spread and started to crinkle on top. Remove from the oven and let cookies cool for at least 15 minutes on the baking sheet itself – they will continue to spread and set a bit more as they cool. Carefully move to wire racks (aff link) to cool completely. Enjoy!


Size: I highly recommend a medium cookie scoop (aff link) to portion out your dough for optimal results, but you can go smaller and cook for less time, if desired.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: peanut butter espresso cookies, peanut butter cookies, chewy peanut butter cookies, peanut butter coffee

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