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Sriracha Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes + 1 hour chill time
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Servings: 60
  • Course: Dessert

These classic peanut butter cookies get a spicy twist for a sweet and spicy bite every time.

Reynolds Kitchens® Tips

Reynolds Kitchens Tip

For better baking results, use Reynolds Kitchens® Parchment Paper with SmartGrid® to space out your dough evenly on the pan. The 1" and 2" grid marks make measuring and spacing simple.

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened to room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha sauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups flour + a couple tablespoons more, as needed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar for rolling
  • Reynolds Kitchens® Parchment Paper with SmartGrid®

Directions

Step 1

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugars with a hand mixer.

Step 2

Add in the Sriracha, eggs and vanilla. Continue mixing until well combined.

Step 3

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

Step 4

In three parts, add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture, fully combining between each addition. The dough should be soft but not sticky. If the dough is still sticky, add an extra tablespoon of flour and mix. Keep doing this until the dough no longer sticks to your hand.

Step 5

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Step 6

Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

Step 7

Once chilled, heat the oven to 350 F and line two baking sheets with Reynolds Kitchens® Parchment Paper with SmartGrid®.

Step 8

In a small bowl, add approximately 1/4 cup of white sugar for rolling.

Step 9

Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough balls, then roll in the sugar. Set on your pan with equal spacing (use the SmartGrid®). Using a fork, press a criss-cross pattern into your dough balls.

Step 10

Bake for 8–10 minutes or until the cookies just start to brown around the edges.

Step 11

Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling.

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