Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

This peanut butter cookie recipe will make any peanut butter lover happy! These cookies are so soft and chewy. My kids love making this cookie recipe all by themselves!

flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
Add the dry ingredients, flour, salt, and baking soda together in a medium bowl.
white, brown sugar, and butter in a bowl.
In a large bowl, cream the butter, white and brown sugars.
an egg and vanilla added to the mixed butter and sugar bowl.
Add the egg and vanilla to the wet ingredients and mix.
peanut butter added to the bowl of wet ingredients.
Add the 3/4 c. peanut butter to the wet ingredients.
add dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients.
Now, add the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients.
peanut butter cookie dough ball rolling in a bowl of white granulated ugar.
In a separate small bowl, add the extra 3 tbsp. granulated sugar. Roll the peanut butter cookie dough into about 2 tbsp size and roll it in the granulated sugar.
peanut butter cookie sugared balls on a cookie sheet.
Place the peanut butter cookie dough balls on a baking sheet with a silicone mat or on parchment paper.
peanut butter ball flattened with a fork imprint on top.
Optional, use the back of a fork and make a crisscross pattern two ways on the peanut butter cookie dough. This is one of my kids favorite parts!
birds eye view of 12 peanut butter cookies ready to be put in the oven and baked.
close up of peanut butter cookies ready to be baked.
Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
baked soft peanut butter cookies in a black bowl.
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Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

  • Author: rowdyrousculps
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Total Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


This peanut butter cookie recipe will make any peanut butter lover happy! These cookies are so soft and chewy.



  • 1 1/2 c. unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 c. light brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted room temperature butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • (optional) 3 tbsp. granulated sugar for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line two cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk in the flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the softened butter, brown and white sugar with a hand or stand up mixer.
  4. In the large bowl, add the egg, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  5. Take the dry ingredients in the medium bowl and slowly add it to the large bowl. Mix until well combined.
  6. In a small bowl, add the optional 3 tbsp. granulated sugar.
  7. Scoop the cookie dough, about 2 tbsp., into a ball, roll it in the granulated sugar, and place on the cookie sheet.
  8. With a fork, gently press down to make a pattern on the top of the cookie.
  9. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
  10. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before placing on a drying rack.
  11. Recipe can make up to 24 cookies.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 154
  • Sugar: 11.2g
  • Sodium: 90.4mg
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.2g
  • Protein: 2.9g
  • Cholesterol: 17.9mg

Keywords: peanut butter cookies

Recipe adapted from

I hope you love this peanut butter cookie recipe as much as we do! If you love these cookies, you’ll love my no bake peanut butter cookies.

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