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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies recipe on a wooden table next to measuring spoons.

The BEST Peanut Butter Cookies

A soft peanut butter cookie with crispy edges-- a perfect cookie in my opinion!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best peanut butter cookie, how to make peanut butter cookies, soft and chewy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 109kcal


  • ½ C butter softened
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ½ C granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ C all purpose flour
  • sugar for sprinkling on top


  • In an electric mixer, cream together butter and and sugars until smooth and fluffy. Scrape sides of the bowl.
  • Add in egg, mix until smooth and scrape the bowl. Repeat with peanut butter and vanilla.
  • Whisk baking soda, powder,salt and flour in a separate bowl and slowly add to the wet ingredients. Mix until no dry spots remain.
  • Scoop dough into 2-3 teaspoon balls and place on a lined baking sheet. Using the tines of a fork, gently press a criss-cross pattern into the top of each ball to slightly flatten. Sprinkle the tops with a bit of granulated sugar.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Do not overbake. Cookies are done when just lightly lightly browned on the bottom and just barely starting to get a little color around the edges.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg