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Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

These Peanut Butter Cookies are a family favorite that I remember making many, many times growing up.  Yum!  I can still remember the smell of warm peanut butter filling the house and picture the counter full of cooling Peanut Butter Cookies.  These are seriously the best peanut butter cookies I have ever tasted.  I prefer these cookies to be soft and chewy, but they can also be cooked a little longer for a crunchier Peanut Butter Cookie.  Chewy or crunchy, they are still delicious!

Peanut Butter Cookies

After mixing up the cookie dough, they are formed into balls and placed on a baking sheet.

peanut butter cookie balls on baking sheet

Press each cookie down with the tines of a fork to make a nice pattern on top.

pressing the dough balls with a fork
peanut butter cookies ready to bake

These can be cooked slightly underdone to keep them nice and soft. If you prefer a crunchier cookie, just bake them a little longer.

peanut butter cookies being taken off the baking sheet
Some Other Cookie Recipes To Try

Russian Tea Cakes – Buttery cookie balls filled with pecans and covered in powdered sugar

Chocolate Chip Cookies – Classic chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe

Soft Pumpkin Cookies – When you are craving something pumpkin this fall

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic peanut butter cookies are soft and sweet with crunchy bits of peanut throughout.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cookies


  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.  Slowly add in flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Form dough into balls, place on a greased baking sheet and smash down with a fork twice to make an X.
  • For crunchy cookies bake until golden brown, about 9 minutes.  For soft cookies bake 5 minutes.  Let cool on baking sheets for a couple minutes before removing.

Cookies ready to eat

OK, I couldn’t stop taking pictures of these amazingly delicious cookies!  I think I might go make more!

three Cookies on a plate