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Peanut butter cookies get an upgrade with a chocolate center and a cinnamon sugar coating in these Peanut Butter Cinnamon Meltaway Cookies.

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Meltaway Cookies

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Peanut butter cookies get an upgrade with a  chocolate center and a cinnamon sugar coating in these Peanut Butter Cinnamon Meltaway Cookies.



  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate baking discs or chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar, for rolling


Preheat the oven to 350ºF.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat liners.

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.  Mix on medium-high speed 1 to 2 minutes, until it is creamy.  Beat in the peanut butter until smooth.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat for 30 seconds.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients while the mixer is on low.  Mix just until combined.

Scoop a tablespoon of the dough into your hand and then flatten it out.  Place 2 chocolate discs on top, then fold the dough over the chocolate, then roll into a ball, enclosing the chocolate in the center.  Roll the ball in the cinnamon sugar and then place on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes then remove from the oven.  Serve warm.

Recipe Notes:

from Our Sweet Basil Kitchen

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 102 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 18 mg