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Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic peanut butter cookies are soft and sweet with crunchy bits of peanut throughout.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
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.