These delicious Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies are an amazing Christmas cookie recipe that is truly perfect for anytime of the year! These cookies combines my favorite mix of chocolate and peanut butter with a super soft peanut butter cookie, topped with a delicious chocolate ganache and garnished with salty peanuts.

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Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies

These amazing chocolate peanut butter cookies are inspired by a cake that is served at a local country club. They serve these delicious little chocolate peanut butter squares that literally melt in your mouth. While I love those squares, I am always wishing that there was more peanut butter and less chocolate. Well I have fixed that in these Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies, the peanut butter to chocolate ratio is just perfect!

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The cookie starts with a super soft and tender peanut butter cookie. You could just make these peanut butter cookies and call it a day, but then when you top them with the chocolate peanut butter ganache and chopped peanuts, some serious magic happens. I call these meltaway cookies because the cookie literally melts in your mouth. These are the softest peanut butter cookies ever!

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Pro tip: always keep your cookies on the cooling rack until after you drizzle the chocolate on. The excess drips off and doesn’t puddle on your cookie. Place aluminum foil or parchment paper underneath and then just throw away when done! Easy clean up.

Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies

If you need a stand out holiday cookie recipe, then you need to try these Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies! These Peanut Butter Cookies topped with chocolate and crushed peanuts are perfect for any time of the year that you need an easy cookie recipe!

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Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies

These delicious Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies are super soft and deliciously good, with the best combination of chocolate and peanut butter!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Amanda @ Old House to New Home


Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup salted butter room temperature
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter – do not use natural
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar – plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg – room temperature


  • 2 oz semi sweet baking chocolate square
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • Garnish: Chopped Peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder. Set aside.
  3. Using a stand mixer, cream the butter and peanut butter together until well combined and no lumps remain. Slowly, add the sugars and beat until creamy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  4. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix on low until all ingredients are distributed. Don’t overmix.
  5. Roll about 2 tablespoons of dough into a cookie dough ball. Roll in granulated sugar. Place cookies on prepared baking sheet, about 2-inches apart.
  6. Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes or until they are golden at the edges and just set. Don’t overbake, the cookies will set up as they cool. Remove from pan once set and place on cooling rack.
  7. Once cookies are completely cool, add the chocolate drizzle. In the microwave, melt your chocolate in 20 seconds intervals, until melted. Once melted, add peanut butter and stir well. Add mixture to a squeeze bottle.
  8. Drizzle chocolate over the cooled cookies. Add peanuts immediately. Let set, about 1 hour.
  9. Store in an air tight container for up to 4 days, or freeze for 1 month.

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