These Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies are the perfect cookie for any and all peanut butter lovers!
Are you a creamy or crunchy sorta person? I personally prefer crunchy peanut butter on a sandwich, but I prefer creamy when using peanut butter in desserts. So that means we always have at least 2 jars of peanut butter in our house. (Well, technically 3 as we use peanut butter to give our dogs their pills.) But if I absolutely had to pick between crunchy and creamy, then I’d have to go crunchy. And it turns out that I’m following the national statistic. According to the National Peanut Board, most guys prefer crunchy peanut butter while most ladies and children opt for creamy. I wonder why? Crunchy is also more popular on the West Coast, while East Coasters prefer creamy. Go figure!
And the fun facts about peanut butter don’t end there! According to a recent USA Today study, 28.8% of folks prefer to eat peanut butter with a spoon, followed closely by 27.6% who prefer peanut butter on crackers. But what I don’t see on that list is people who prefer to eat their peanut butter in cookie form. I mean peanut butter cookies are a classic! (But 6.2% of us prefer peanut butter on pretzels. I’ll have to try that one!)
A good ole classic peanut butter cookie is hard to beat. Oatmeal raisin cookies are probably my favorite cookie, but they only edge out peanut butter cookies by a hair…or maybe a raisin. A couple of years ago, I made these Chocolate Snowball Cookies, and they’ve totally become one of our favorite holiday cookies. We make several batches every December. But the other day, I started wondering whether I could blend my classic peanut butter cookie recipe with that chocolate snowball cookie recipe. These Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies were the result, and I’ve gotta say they might give the chocolate version a run for their money!
If you’re a peanut butter lover (creamy or crunchy; East Coast or West Coast), then these Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies deserve a spot in your holiday cookie lineup! Do give yourself a little extra planning time when making these, though. The dough needs to be refrigerated a bit before baking, so just make up the cookie dough in the morning and then bake it off in the afternoon. (Or you could even make the dough up the day before to help streamline your holiday cookie making marathon!)
Now that I’ve seen how well these Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies turned out, my next adventure is to see if I can once again merge two cookie recipes together to create chocolate-peanut butter crinkle cookies. But for now, I’m going to sit back, enjoy some Christmas music and happily munch on my Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies. Enjoy the holiday cookie baking season, my friends!