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Peanut Butter Espresso Cookies

5 from 11 votes
Big, chewy peanut butter cookies with a smooth espresso flavor mixed in!
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Servings 18 cookies


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ⅓ cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, espresso powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter, peanut butter and brown sugar and beat on medium speed until well combined.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat to combine.
  • Add dry mixture and beat again to combine until you have a thick dough.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, preferably up to 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare two baking sheets with nonstick silicon mats or parchment paper and set aside.
  • Grab a medium cookie scoops 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.
  • 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 rack to cool completely. Enjoy!



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


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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