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Our soft baked White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are made with pantry staples and are sure to please the peanut butter lover in your life. And like many easy cookie recipes it comes together quickly, making it a great choice for busy moms.

These soft and chewy cookies feature nutty peanut butter paired with sweet white chocolate and are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

A white plate filled with white chocolate peanut butter cookies decorated with red sprinkles.

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We’ve leveled up the classic recipe by adding decadent white chocolate chips and then giving the cookies a dip in more chocolate and sprinkles (because life is better with sprinkles).

I love this easy recipe because I usually have most of the ingredients on hand and can whip up a batch at a moment’s notice. And the chocolate coating and decorations can be changed to coordinate with any special occasion or holiday, making this a versatile cookie recipe any time of year.

Looking for more tasty treats? Try our flourless peanut butter cookies and homemade Little Debbie Star Crunch

With the ideal mix of smooth peanut butter, creamy white chocolate, and festive sprinkles, your family and friends are sure to love these soft and chewy cookies. 

Whether you’re just looking for a good peanut butter cookie recipe for the cookie jar or gearing up for the holiday baking season these amazing homemade cookies tick all the boxes.

Ingredients labeled to make peanut butter white chocolate chip cookies.

Ingredients for White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies 

  • creamy peanut butter – use a chunky peanut butter if preferred
  • unsalted butter – softened to room temperature
  • granulated white sugar
  • egg – make sure it’s room temperature before starting
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • white chocolate chips – use your favorite brand
  • decorations – use colored sugar, jimmies or a sprinkle mix

How to Make Peanut Butter White Chocolate Cookies 

For starters, be sure that your butter is at room temperature. If it’s not, the cookies will have a slightly different consistency. 

Prepare your baking tray by lining it with parchment paper or a baking mat and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 

Two image collage showing the cookie dough being mixed together.

Combine the room temperature butter and peanut butter in a large bowl, and mix well by hand or at medium speed with an electric or stand mixer

Add the sugar and beat until smooth. 

Then add the egg and continue mixing. 

Two image collage with the dry ingredients being added in along with the white chocolate chips.

Finally, add the salt, flour, and baking powder and mix until you cannot see any more dry ingredients. You may need to use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl. 

Fold in about ¾ cup of white chocolate chips, being careful not to overmix the dough. 

Two image collage of scooping out the peanut butter cookie dough and putting it on a baking sheet.

Using a cookie scoop, drop the batter onto the lined baking sheet leaving 1-2 inches in between the cookie dough balls. 

Bake cookies until they are lightly browned (this should take about 14 minutes). 

Two image collage of peanut butter cookies with white chocolate chips cooling on a wire rack then being dipped in chocolate.

Allow cookies to cool completely on a wire rack. While they are cooling, melt the reserved white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. 

Dip each cooled cookie halfway in the melted white chocolate and lay them on a wire rack or parchment paper.

Add the sprinkles before the chocolate hardens. Allow the chocolate to set up before serving.

Tips for Making the Best Peanut Butter Cookies with White Chocolate

  • For best results make sure the butter and egg are room temperature before starting. 
  • Make sure your baking soda is fresh.
  • Use a high quality chocolate chip like Ghirardelli. It has the creamiest texture and is easier to melt.
  • Be careful to not overbake the cookies. You want to pull them out of the oven as soon as they are lightly browned.
  • When melting the chocolate, microwave in short increments so the chocolate doesn’t separate. 
Peanut butter white chocolate chip cookies on a wire rack next to Christmas ornaments.

Recipe Variations

  • Use chunky peanut butter in place of the creamy blend. I haven’t tried this recipe with other nut butters or natural peanut butter.
  • Substitute semisweet chocolate chips or peanut butter chips for the white chips.
  • You can substitute white chocolate melting wafers or almond bark for dipping.
  • Use candy melts to change the color of the chocolate-dipped coating.
  • Change the sprinkle colors to coordinate with your celebrations and holidays like Valentine’s Day, Fourth of July, Halloween and Christmas.

How to Freeze and Store Leftover Cookies

For regular storage, place cookies in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. 

To freeze: place baked, undecorated cookies in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw the cookies before decorating.

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Peanut butter white chocolate chip cookies decorated with red sprinkles on a white plate.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft baked White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are sure to please the peanut butter lover in your life. We've leveled up the classic recipe by adding decadent white chocolate chips and then dipping the cookies in chocolate and sprinkles.
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Course: Baked Goods, Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 235kcal
Author: Lori @ A Reinvented Mom


  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups white chocolate chips, divided
  • sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with baking mats or parchment paper and set aside.
  • Place peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl and mix until combined.
  • Add sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Add the egg, mixing until combined.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and salt into the bowl and mix again, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally, to ensure the ingredients mix together.
  • Fold in ¾ cup white chocolate chips into the batter.
  • Using a 1.5 tablespoon scoop, measure the cookie dough and drop onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, just until very lightly browned. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • While the cookies are cooling, place 1 cup white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, then continue heating in 15 second increments until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Dip half of a cooled cookie into the melted chocolate. Place on a cooling rack and quickly sprinkle with your favorite holiday sprinkles. Repeat with remaining cookies.


  • Make sure your butter and egg are room temperature before starting. The batter consistency will be off if the butter is cold.
  • Use a high quality chocolate for best results.
  • Change the sprinkles to coordinate with holidays and special occasions.
  • Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • To freeze: place cooled, undecorated cookies in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw cookies before decorating.
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Nutritional Estimate

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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