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Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

These Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies are absolutely foolproof and are so easy to make! These soft, chewy peanut butter cookies melt in your mouth.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe, Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies
Servings: 36
Calories: 161kcal


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Hand or Stand Mixer
  • Baking Sheet


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar for rolling


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter, sugars and peanut butter.
  • Add eggs, flour, baking soda and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls, roll in additional sugar, place on ungreased cookie sheet and use a fork to make a criss-cross design on top.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.


  • For softer peanut butter cookies, don’t flatten them with the fork.  They will be puffier and softer.
  • For crispier peanut butter cookies, use a fork to flatten the dough balls.
  • Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes before rolling into balls for a chewier peanut butter cookie.
  • To soften your butter, you can set it at room temperature for at least an hour or put it in the microwave on defrost for four seconds at a time, just until it’s soft.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg