Peanut Butter Cookies {Disneyland Inspired}

These Peanut Butter Cookies are thick, chewy, and so, so soft. This recipe is a copycat of Disneyland's peanut butter cookies, which are my all-time favorite. And these cookies are just as good as the real thing!

stack of peanut butter cookies

Have you ever heard of those people who go to Disneyland without kids? My husband used to think it was crazy that people would go to Disneyland without kids but then he married me and is totally on board the Disney train.

My husband and I have gone to Disney World and Disneyland without kids multiple times, solely for the food (and a few rides, of course).

I don’t think there is anything better than walking down Main Street U.S.A. and smelling all the delicious foods in the park!

One of our favorite places to get treats in Disneyland is at Pooh Corner Bakery right by Splash Mountain.  That place is a hidden gem in the park filled with freshly made baked goods that are absolutely amazing.

We couldn’t stop dreaming of the bakery’s peanut butter cookies and created these Copycat Disneyland Peanut Butter Cookies that are thick, chewy, and so soft.

peanut butter cookies with peanut butter chips on baking sheet

how to make Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

The cookies at Disneyland have big peanut butter chunks in them, but I wasn’t able to find any so I went with regular peanut butter chips, which still turned out delicious!

These Copycat Disneyland Peanut Butter Cookies are thicker than traditional cookies, which I think gives them the perfect texture.

These cookies have a lightly crisped edge but a soft and chewy inside.

How to make peanut butter cookies soft and chewy

Traditional peanut butter cookies have a criss-cross design on top, but these are gently flattened with a glass after the dough is rolled in sugar to give them an unfinished edge and a dense cookie center.

Why Are My Peanut Butter Cookies Dry/Crumbly?

Cookie dough can be a little fickle when it comes to altitude, so if you feel like your dough is a little too dry or crumbly you can add a little milk until you reach your desired consistency.

homemade peanut butter cookies out of the oven

can you freeze peanut butter cookies?

If you are making these cookies ahead of time or need to store extras, you can store them on your countertop for 3 days in an airtight container, or in a sealed freezer bag or container in the freezer for 1 month.

items needed for this recipe

  • Silicone Baking Mat: This baking mat can turn any pan into a nonstick surface making for easy clean up.  It also provides consistent heat distribution and promotes even baking and browning to give you perfect cookies every time.
  • Baking Sheet: I use these baking sheets for brownies, sheet cakes and cookies.  They never rust and I love the rim on them to hold in batters and doughs.
  • Glass Mixing Bowl: I use this bowl to mix everything. It is safe in the oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher.

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Serves: 30

Disneyland's Peanut Butter Cookies

A copycat of one of my favorite cookies of all time: Disneyland's Bakery-Style Peanut Butter Cookies!

15 minPrep Time

9 minCook Time

24 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar (divided)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, and brown sugar.
  3. Add vanilla and mix.
  4. Add the eggs in one at a time, mixing well after each one.
  5. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda and salt together. Add to mixture in mixing bowl and stir until completely combined.
  6. Fold in peanut butter chips.
  7. Roll dough into 1 1/2" balls.
  8. Place 1/4 cup sugar into a small bowl and roll each ball of dough in the sugar until completely covered.
  9. Place rolled dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and gently press each dough ball down to 1/2 inch thick.
  10. Bake the cookies for 7-9 minutes.
  11. Remove cookies and allow them to cool on their cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  12. These cookies are very soft - you don't want them to over bake or turn brown at all. They will continue to set-up as they cool.

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55 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cookies {Disneyland Inspired}”

  1. Can you leave the chips out? Do you feel it would make a big difference in the structure of the cookie? I know it makes a difference if you leave ingredients out sometimes! I don't think hubby would like the chips. And since he's who I make them for....
  2. Shannon
    I just made these, I follow recipes exactly. These cookies tasted bland. Not enough sugar to flour or peanutbutter. When they came out of the oven, the color of the cookie was almost like a sugar cookies (with no sugar). If I could rate this cookie less than 5 stars, it'd be in the negative.
  3. I don't understand all the negativity in these comments. I have made this recipe probably twenty times since I found it, and I always do a double batch because people go nuts for them. They are the best cookie I have ever eaten - not bland at all, and I always use 4 cups of flour. I can't imagine using 2-1/4 cups of sugar and three eggs with only 2 cups of flour; it would turn this into pancake batter. Anyway, my family and all my friends and coworkers love these cookies!
  4. Tianna Workman
    First off, I have not tried a recipe by the Six Sister's Stuff that I didn't like! These cookies are no exception! They are delicious! It is the first recipe I have found that I can use Adams Natural crunchy peanut butter (because that's what we always have) with good results! Good chewy soft texture, and the peanut butter chips make the cookie!! Well done Six Sisters' Stuff!! Thank you for another great recipe!
  5. These are absolutely delicious! I made them today and my family loved them. The only thing I did different was that I used extra crunchy peanut butter and added about 2 tablespoon more of smooth pb. These are not bland at all! Full of flavor; sweet, salty, crunchy and so soft at the same time..just magical. Mine baked right at 7 minutes. I used parchment paper on cookie sheet. Perfection. Thank you for this amazing recipe!
  6. I made your cookies yesterday. I read the reviews but still made them exactly as the recipe stated. They are so good! In fact, I are more than I should have because I couldn't stay out of them! My family loved them too! Awesome recipe!
  7. I love this recipe, though I do admit to tweaking it a bit. I double the salt (I thought the dough needed more balance) and do half dark and half light brown sugar for the 1 cup of brown sugar. I used Reese’s Pb chips and they add the perfect amount of sweetness to offset the extra salt in the cookie. I think they would be too sweet without the extra salt. Also, definitely need 4 cups of flour. I have no idea how others could get a solid dough with only 2 cups. That being said, everyone RAVED about these. Definitely making again!
  8. "OMG ! " I found this recipe about 2 months ago and have made 2 double batches since. The last batch I used a heaping cup of semi sweet chocolate chips. Best cookies ever! I love to dip them in my hot coffee in the morning, then hide them from my wife and myself or we eat them all day. Thank you very much. Have to make another batch now for the holidays.
  9. I tried this recipe this past week to sample. They are amazing. I followed the recipe exactly to the point of stirring the flour in by hand then towards the end just a few seconds with the mixer. I’m making several batches this weekend and freezing them for next weekend’s church bake sale. Since it’s October, I’ll be using orange sprinkles and fall colored jimmies to decorate a little bit for the bake sale. I think the kids, and adults, will love them! Thanks for an absolute winner!

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