Giant Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Cookie For One

by Erin

It may not be a full-time science job, but I may have a part-time job soon at a golf course in my parents village. Something to pay the bills at least because that POD with all my belongings in it is not going to pay for itself. Obviously I will continue my “real job” search as usual but maybe I’ll be able to afford a weekend road trip now!

Giant Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Cookie 1

Let’s celebrate such possibilities with a nice big peanut butter cookie. But not any old peanut butter cookie (not that it isn’t enough on it’s own), but a peanut butter snickerdoodle cookie. Oh heck yea. This cookie was so good I actually wished I had made a full batch instead of just one big one. But I managed to share it, which made me wonder why I didn’t just bake the 4 regular sized ones instead. Oh well big cookies are more fun even when shared.

Giant Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Cookie 2

Two years ago: S’mores Molten Lava Cake

Three years ago: Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Layer Pie


Makes 1 giant or 4 regular cookies



2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened

2 Tbsp granulated sugar

2 Tbsp packed brown sugar

2 Tbsp beaten egg

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 Tbsp peanut butter (I used crunchy)

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp kosher salt


1 Tbsp sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees* and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mixing until well combined. Stir in peanut butter then add flour, soda and salt until combined. Scoop onto prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  3. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until cooked through. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.

*I cooked mine in my toaster oven.

Source: Adapted slightly from Picky Palate. Inspired by Crazy for Crust.


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Best of 2020 December 31, 2020 - 6:03 am

[…] into that. I’ve made versions of this before (Reese’s pieces, chocolate pomegranate, peanut butter snickerdoodle) but this one might be my […]

Carolyn March 2, 2014 - 11:39 am

Oh. my. god. That is all! :)

Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction February 17, 2014 - 10:45 am

Giant cookies are the best! Love that you combined peanut butter and snickerdoodle!

Emily @ Life on Food February 17, 2014 - 6:08 am

I always regret sharing cookies. But one big one all for yourself is so much fun!! Good luck with the job hunting.

M&K February 17, 2014 - 12:39 am

This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at

natalie@thesweetslife February 16, 2014 - 9:29 pm

i’m so intrigued by this combo–love snickerdoodles and obviously love pb so i figure you can’t go wrong!

Jennie @themessybakerblog February 16, 2014 - 8:02 pm

I love that this is a cookie made for one. Although, this could be dangerous ;)

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef February 16, 2014 - 5:43 pm

A cookie for one should never be shared. :)

spiffycookie February 16, 2014 - 10:35 pm

I didn’t want to, but others saw it and were curious. And I can’t say no to my parents when I’m leeching off of them right now during my unemployment haha.

Zainab @ Blahnik Baker February 16, 2014 - 5:14 pm

Why would you share?? Oh mu gosh. I would eat that alone!!

spiffycookie February 16, 2014 - 10:35 pm

It was difficult… but I was trying to be nice.

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) February 16, 2014 - 4:33 pm

WHOOA whaaaa?! That giant cookie is calling my naaaame!

spiffycookie February 16, 2014 - 4:53 pm

And it can be yours in under 30 minutes!

Laura Dembowski February 16, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookies. Adding peanut butter sounds amazing, and giant cookies are obviously the best :)

Dad February 16, 2014 - 9:08 am

That cookie was great!


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