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Peanut Butter Cookies

peanut butter cookies stacked on top of each other next to a glass of milk

Easy, soft and absolutely addicting these are the best Peanut Butter Cookies out there! They satisfy that PB craving every time!

peanut butter cookies stacked on top of each other next to a glass of milk

Peanut Butter Cookies!

When you have a craving for peanut butter these Peanut Butter Cookies will hit the spot. Soft, chewy, smooth and overall just tasty! These are quick and easy to make for the holidays, for birthdays or just because. Plus I bet you already have all of the ingredients on hand!

top down view of ingredients laid out

Main Ingredients Needed

8 simple ingredients come together to create these amazing Peanut Butter Cookies. Here’s what you need:

  • Butter – I like using salted butter, but you can always use unsalted as well. Just add a pinch of salt later.
  • Peanut Butter – use smooth peanut butter for creamy results! If all you have is crunchy peanut butter you can use that too.
  • Brown Sugar + Sugar – both are used to sweeten but the brown sugar is especially used to keep these cookies soft.
  • Vanilla – used to flavor.
  • Egg – for structure.
  • Baking Soda – these give some lift to the cookies.
  • Flour – to fill out the dough!
close up of peanut butter cookie dough in a bowl with a wooden spoon

How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies

For full details on how to make Peanut Butter Cookies, see the recipe card down below 🙂

Preheat + Prep

Preheat the oven. Then line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Make Dough

Cream butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla. Mix until combined. Stir in baking soda and flour until just combined.

Portion Out + Squish Down

Scoop into evenly portioned balls onto the baking sheets. Then with the back of a fork squish each cookie dough ball down, creating that classic criss-cross look.

Bake

Bake. Cool on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes then transfer to a cooling wrack.

peanut butter cookie dough balls squished down with a fork on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

How to Store Peanut Butter Cookies

To keep these PB cookies soft store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. My secret is to keep a slice of sandwich bread in the container. The bread is able to lend its moisture to the cookies as they are stored.

top down view of peanut butter cookies

More Cookie Recipes to Try!

Be sure to check out all of our other cookie recipes while you’re at it! You won’t regret it!

The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy 🙂

top down view of peanut butter cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy, soft and absolutely addicting these are the best Peanut Butter Cookies out there! They satisfy that PB craving every time!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 131 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter such as Jif
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose unbleached flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Cream butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla. Mix until combined. Stir in baking soda and flour until just combined.
  • Scoop into evenly portioned balls onto the baking sheets. Then with the back of a fork squish each cookie dough ball down, creating that classic criss-cross look.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes then transfer to a cooling wrack.

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 96mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 179IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
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