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. Sara

    What a yummy little cookie. I can always count on you to make a great cookie out of a combo that I love. These sound and look divine!

  2. Sharon

    I think I bookmark just about all of your cookie recipes. I”ve never made cookies with apples, but I can’t wait to try!

  3. Stephanie

    They look so delicious! I love apples and peanut butter. Both times I was pregnant, that was my super favorite snack. I can’t believe you found a way to make it even better – put it in a cookie! You’re genius. 🙂

  4. Jenny

    Thanks everyone. Those vanilla granola clusters can be found at markets like Whole Foods, Sprouts, Fresh and Easy or if you are still not having luck, you can use the boxed cereal that is granola based. Enjoy!!

  5. Clumbsy Cookie

    Jenny I’m so salivating now! I’m sure they’re incredible! But I’m not sure that I’d be able to not eat all the dough! 😉

  6. Kerstin

    What a great combination to use in a cookie! I really like your addition of granola too for the added crunch.

  7. Allyson

    What arevanilla clusters and where can you fins them in the store? This looks so yummy! Thanks!

  8. Edie

    Looks sinful and I can’t wait to eat ’em. I’m headed to the pantry right now to see if I can make these NOW.

  9. Bob

    I love apples and peanut butter! And cookies. 😉 Those look awesome, I’m definitely trying them out.

  10. The 4 Nelsons

    Well, I’ve never really commented on your blog before, though I’ve followed it fanatically for like a year now. 🙂 I always love your dessert creations. These sound amazing! I dip everything in peanut butter too – pieces of chocolate, apples, celery, carrot sticks, you name it. So your peanut butter recipes are what I look forward to the most. Thanks for what sounds like another great one!

  11. Recipe Girl

    Jenny,

    this is such a great recipe…You should have kept this secret (but thanks for sharing). I am going to make these as soon as I buy some peanut butter.

    -shannon

  12. carol

    Oh how I love peanut butter cookies…and what a great idea adding apples to them. I’ve gotta try these!

  13. Stacey

    One of my favorite snacks is Fuji apples and PB. I can’t believe I hadn’t thought about making them into a cookie. Thanks for this recipe. I think I’ll try it out today!

  14. Cristine

    Oh my goodness! Those look fantastic! If I didn’t have to leave the house right now I’d be in the kitchen making these! YUM YUM!

  15. Daniel

    This is an exceptionally creative recipe… thanks for sharing it with us!

    Just stumbled onto your blog for the first time today and I’m really enjoying it. You have an enthusiastic writing style and a real knack for making cooking fun!

    Dan
    Casual Kitchen

  16. Barbara Bakes

    I think this is the first recipe I’ve seen with apples and peanut butter. Very creative!

  17. Noor

    I love anything apples. I know my son would like these. Its a challenge trying to find things he will eat.

  18. Donna-FFW

    One of my kids favorite snacks is apple and peanut butter. I will have to try these cookies. I hope I can find vanilla clusters. These look delicious!

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