Look Alive, PB Lovers! These Are the 6 Best Peanut Butter Cookies

The only thing easier to love than peanut butter is a peanut butter cookie. Sweet, nutty, and a little salty, peanut butter cookies are everything you want in a treat and more. And they come in so many different varieties: Sandwich cookies, crunchy cookies, soft baked cookies. If you include all the vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options, you have quite an extensive peanut butter cookie list.

We gathered all the peanut butter cookies we could get our hands on to create a comprehensive ranking of the best ones on the market. Peanut butter fans, add these to your shopping cart!

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Best of the Best

Back to Nature Peanut Butter Creme Cookies

My mouth is salivating just thinking about Back to Nature’s Peanut Butter Creme Cookies. I wish I had some right now. They are the perfect balance of sweet and salty. The cookie is crunchy, while still being tender and crumbly. The peanut butter flavor is strong without being overpoweringly nutty. They’re the perfect peanut butter cookie. And they’re vegan! If you’re looking for a delicious, peanut butter-forward cookie, buy these.

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Rating:

10/10

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Best for Snacking

Nutter Butter Bites Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Nutter Butter Bites Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are so precious and delicious. I think their petite size and ideal filling ratio makes them superior to the classic Nutter Butters. They’re the perfect midday sweet snack. They’d be great for a kid’s lunchbox. I wanted to toss these into a jar with dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and toasted pecans to make a fun, cookie-based trail mix. When the cookies are tiny, the possibilities are endless!

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Most Decadent

Nutter Butter Fudge Covered Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

What’s better than peanut butter? Peanut butter and chocolate! Nutter Butter Fudge Covered Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are a prime example of that. The thick layer of chocolate enrobing the classic Nutter Butter we all know and love is absolute perfection. These feel really decadent. You could add them to a cookie tray and gift them to someone around the holidays. People would think they came from a local bakery and not a package.

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Rating:

9/10

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Best Unique

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Oreos

I’m not a peanut butter purist so the Peanut Butter Pie Oreos were more my speed. The cookie is graham cracker flavored and adds such a good flavor to the Oreo. It’s filled with peanut butter and chocolate frostings. This cookie is so much more than just peanut butter—it’s peanut butter pie! I love these and would now rank them among my top favorite Oreo flavors.

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Rating:

9/10

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Best Simple

Peanut Butter Pie Oreos

If you’re looking for a less fancy, less rich version of a chocolate and peanut butter cookie, grab a package of Peanut Butter Oreos. The classic Oreo cookie is perfection. The filling tastes like peanut butter whipped with frosting. They’re not too sweet so you could eat a ton of them. And, like the classic Oreo, they are terrific dipped in milk. This nutty twist on the beloved Oreo gets high marks from me and the rest of the Sporked team!

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Rating:

9/10

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Best Classic

Nutter Butter

You can’t make a list of peanut butter cookies without including Nutter Butters. While some of the new and improved Nutter Butter versions did rank higher on the list, the OGs are still amazing. They are sweet, salty, and nutty. And how can you resist the fact that they’re shaped like a big peanut? It’s so cute! That is one thing the newer renditions do not provide. There’s a reason Nutter Butters have remained on shelves for so long: They’re a great, classic peanut butter cookie.

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Rating:

8/10

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Other Products We Tried: Catalina Crunch Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies, Grandma’s Peanut Butter Cookies, Benton’s PB Fudge Cookies, Pillsbury Soft Baked Cookies, Kroger Really Nutty Peanut Butter Sandwich

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About the Author

Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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