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Pumpkin peanut butter cookies pair nicely with a glass of milk or coffee for an afternoon treat

Thank the good freakin’ Lord it’s Friday. I could’ve seriously done without the events that have happened to me this week. I’m just all sorts of ANNOYED and I feel like I’m on my last nerve by the end of every day. You know what else I could’ve done without? Blog drama. Like, are you even freaking kidding me with that? Typically I don’t get all huffy puffy about stuff that people leave in comments for me and just ignore it or delete it, but that lady crossed the line, as most of you all agreed with me on Twitter. I even got the sweetest email from a reader saying how she actually made the sauce (and how amazing it was) and I need to stop letting that crazy lady write comments on my blog.

This is what I’ve learned this week: if you can’t say anything nice, shut your pie hole. And if you have happen to grow a pair behind a computer screen – good for you, because now you can come say it to my dang face. Oh, you can’t? You’re only ballsy when hiding behind a computer screen? Get a life. I hate trolls.

Sorry, I just had to let that all air out. I’ve been keeping way too much in this week and it’s slowly breaking me down.

I’m thankful for good times with my coworkers. I’m glad that my manager and coworker are both good friends of mine. We went out last night to grab drinks and appetizers and it was so relieving. This is going to sound wrong but the first sip of wine tasted SO GOOD. It was like a huge stress reliever and took away all the weight on my shoulders and helped me forget my anxiety for a bit. So thankful that I’m able to go out and let loose every now and then with my coworkers and shoot the sh!t.

You really do need that in your life. No matter how stressed you are, no matter how busy you get, you must make time to go out and be with good company. You will get so burned out if you don’t. Take the time to breathe every once in a while. It’s really okay to just stop and let life live while you relax. It’s so liberating. I feel like a brand new person after last night. It’s weird, but there’s just been so much stress and anxiety bottling up and I think I finally burned out.

Speaking of enjoying life to the fullest, these pumpkin peanut butter cookies were baked as apart of a bake sale for a dear friend of mine’s best friend, Beka, who is doing a run/walk for Chron’s Disease.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies

These are the softest and super moist cookies that combine two great favors!
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 2 cups (250 g) all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (112 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (110 g) dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (245 g) pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup (194 g) creamy peanut butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 °F (177 °C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Next, add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated.
  • Add the pumpkin puree and peanut butter and beat until mixed well. Then gently add in the flour mixture in two batches.
  • Spoon dough onto cookie sheet with a cookie scoop.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges start getting golden brown and the cookie is just starting to set.
  • Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.


Serving: 2 Cookies | Calories: 177 kcal | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 6 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 15 g

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Recipe Rating

Candace M Oberlin

Saturday 27th of November 2021

I don't know when you updated this post but I'm glad it's still here Every year I come back to these with the intent of writing the recipe down and every year I pray this post is still here. You're recipe has become tradition in my family and they are expected. I add white chocolate chips and they're literally gone in an hour. This recipe makes like 3-4 dozen... and yes they're gone in an hour. I'm so thankful I found this 6 years ago. Idk when you posted this but hang in there, people suck, men lie, most women help them lie, but babies, puppies, and good friends with delicious cookies make all that bad unimportant. You're a boss lady, I thought that before I read the post based on the cookies but now I know for sure. It's comforting to know I'm not the only one who loses their sh** every once in awhile. React in your blog and to your friends, but whatever you do stay calm and collected around toxic people. They only do what they do to make you react. They feel superior if they succeed so... keep your power, move silently until its time to say checkmate.


Julie Chiou

Monday 29th of November 2021

I'll never take this down! I'm so glad that you've used this recipe year after year! Thank you for your kind words.

Bradley Callahan

Saturday 28th of November 2020

Made these twice in the last three days. Big hit! We love them too. Great recipe! ✌️


Sunday 17th of November 2019

Just made the pumpkin peanut butter cookies, had one about 3 minutes after baking. They're nice, taste is well-balanced, not strong/overpowering. I'm not saying this recipe is bad, but I like a little more in my cookies. So if I'd make them again, I might try adding some chopped peanuts or chopped pumpkin seeds either to the dough or just the top of the cookies.


Monday 19th of November 2018

These cookies are such a tasty blend of pumpkin and peanut butter. Everybody in the family loves them. The texture is fantastic. This recipe is part of our holiday time now:) Thank you for sharing your stress. Communicating so honestly is a lost necessity. It helps your readers too in times of struggle:)

Julie Wampler

Monday 19th of November 2018

Thank you so much! I'm glad you and your family loved these cookies!


Sunday 29th of October 2017

Yummy! Something new...I added a Walnut on top. Thank You for sharing.?