Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Cookies are a great alternative to classic peanut butter cookies. They are moist, soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Packed with peanut butter and cream cheese flavours! Made with flour, peanut butter, cream cheese, light brown sugar, white sugar butter, baking powder, soda and salt. They will melt in your mouth!
- All-purpose flour-1 1/4 cup or 150 g
- Baking powder- 1/ 2 tsp.
- Salt- 1/4 tsp.
- Baking soda- 1/2 tsp.
- Unsalted butter- 1/4 cup or 56 g
- Cream cheese - 115 gm or 4 ounces
- Light brown sugar- 1/2 cup
- White sugar- 1/2 cup
- Vanilla extract- 1 tsp.
- Peanut butter- 3/4 cup
- Dark chocolate - as needed
- Sweetened coconut ( shredded)- 1-2 tsp.
- Preheat your oven to 375 F (175 C) with the rack in the middle. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Alternatively, you can bake cookies on the silicone mats.
- In a large bowl whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Keep aside.
- In a bowl of your electrical mixer, beat butter, cream cheese, light brown sugar and white sugar on medium speed until well combined and fluffy.
- Add in vanilla extract and peanut butter and continue beating.
- Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until you get smooth dough.
- Use a tablespoon or a cookie scoop to take the batter, form a ball and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough. Leave space between cookies.
- Press each cookie slightly with your palm and then press again using a cookie stamp or a fork. If you use a fork, dip it in vegetable oil, it will prevent from sticking.
- Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Allow to cool completely before decorating.
- Drizzle ( or decorate) with melted chocolate and top with shredded coconut. Decorating cookies is optional. I usually do it for my kids.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 10
- Category: Cookie recipes
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 226 cal
- Sugar: 10.29 g
- Sodium: 27.16 mg
- Fat: 13 g
- Carbohydrates: 23.8 g
- Fiber: 0.55 g
- Protein: 2.64 g
- Cholesterol: 32 mg
Keywords: peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cream cheese cookies