Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

These Apple Peanut Butter Cookies are so soft, sweet and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! They’re easy to prepare with an amazing apple & peanut butter flavor combination.

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies Stacked on a Few Paper Towels

 

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

One of the best peanut butter cookies you’ll have!! I love adding chopped apples to my peanut butter cookie recipe, it makes them ultra soft and that perfect flavor combination we all love. Hope you enjoy!

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Ingredients You'll Need for Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients Needed For These Peanut Butter Cookies

  • softened butter, salted
  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar, light
  • large egg
  • pure vanilla extract
  • creamy peanut butter
  • diced fresh apple, I used Fuji
  • all-purpose flour
  • kosher salt
  • baking soda
  • white chocolate chips

Sugars and Butter in a Glass Bowl

 

How To Make Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large  bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until mixed well. Add egg and vanilla mixing until well combined. Stir in peanut butter and diced apples. Slowly mix in the flour, baking soda and salt until dough forms, then stir in white chocolate chips until just combined. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough, roll into sugar then place onto baking sheet. With tines of a fork, press down slightly making an X on top of each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes, cookies should look somewhat soft inside when you take them out. Let cool for 15 minutes before transferring to a serving plate.

Apples and Peanut Butter Being Added to the Batter

 

Once your butter and sugars are well combined and egg plus vanilla mixed in, add the peanut butter and chopped apples.

Can I Use A Different Variety Of Apples?

Yes, you can use whatever apple variety you prefer. The Fuji apple was nice and sweet. Granny Smith will be sweet and tart. Use your preference or what you have on hand.

Apples and Peanut Butter Being Added to the Batter

 

Stir in dry ingredients plus white chocolate chips and gently stir.

Mixing White Chocolate Chips into the Peanut Butter Apple Cookie Dough

 

Wait until you try this dough. It’s phenomenal!

Two Unbaked Apple Peanut Butter Cookies on a Baking Pan

 

Roll scoops of dough into sugar and use a fork to criss cross tops of cookies before baking. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10-11 minutes. Remove and let cool.

A Soft Apple Peanut Butter Cookie Broken in Half to Show the Inside

 

How To Store Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container or Ziplock baggie on counter or in refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies Stacked on a Few Paper Towels

Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

These Apple Peanut Butter Cookies are so soft, sweet and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! They're easy to prepare with an amazing apple & peanut butter flavor combination.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Servings: 24
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $10
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • baking sheet
  • chef knife to dice apple
  • cutting board

Ingredients

  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Cup diced apples about 1/4 inch, I used fuji
  • 1 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar or sanding sugar for a nice crunch on the outsides of the cookie

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until mixed well. Add egg and vanilla mixing until well combined. Stir in peanut butter and diced apples. Slowly mix in the flour, baking soda and salt until dough forms, then stir in white chocolate chips until just combined. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough, roll into sugar then place onto baking sheet. With tines of a fork, press down slightly making an X on top of each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes, cookies should look somewhat soft inside when you take them out. Let cool for 15 minutes before transferring to a serving plate.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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62 Responses
  1. koopermom

    We made these this weekend, and they are delicious! They are very soft, and can get sort of soggy, so we just stuck them in the freezer and have been just grabbing them out a few at a time to eat! SO GOOD!!

  2. penniesonaplatter.com

    I made these this week for our small group and they were delicious! However, I noticed they must be eaten within a few hours or they get soggy. Did you have the same result?

  3. Deanna

    We are on Spring Break this week and I can’t wait to let my boys bake these. These look good enough to eat for breakfast.

  4. BaileysMommy

    I made these cookies and put vanilla granola that had flaxseed in it, and boy were they delish! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  5. Sophie

    Oh how tasty! I remember dipping apples in pb as a little girl, it’s a genius idea to combine them into a cookie. 🙂

  6. skinnybovineskitchen

    mmm… just made these! so yummy! and they are SOFT which is a must for peanut butter cookies for me. i didn’t have the vanilla clusters on hand (obviously!) so i used 1/2 oats and 1/2 crumbled vanilla wafers. i also didn’t roll them in sugar… though i’m sure they’d be extra good that way. thanks, jenny!

  7. julia in wa

    yummy I’m so exited to look at your blog I just happend upon it from real mom kitchen I have seen you on all you foo network shows/cometions love themgreat job

  8. M and E

    Wow, those look amazing. My 3-year-old has just discovered peanut butter and apples, but she mostly just likes to stick her hand in the jar and eat the PB off her hand. Kinda gross! I just saw your breakfast quiche how-to video on the Pillsbury website. I saw the thumbnail and thought, “Hey! That’s the Picky Palate girl!!”

  9. Liz

    The peanut butter/apple combo is so clever. I’ll bet it makes the cookies extra chewy … which is just how my kids like them!

  10. David Reisinger

    Ummmm!

    We’re on spring break this week, and was trying to think of something fun for Rebecca and I to make together…I think we have a winner!

    They reallly look awesome…can’t wait to try ’em!

  11. CookiePie

    You know, I love apples with PB on them, and I never thought to combine them in a baked treat. You’re a genius!!!

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