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Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are soft and chewy, and taste delicious dunked in milk. Packed with flavor, these classic cookies have a delightful melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48


  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cream butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Then, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix them together well.
  • Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.
  • Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Crisscross with a fork to flatten the cookie dough.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes.


  • These easy peanut butter cookies are seriously the best. To make them perfectly, we chilled the dough overnight after mixing then the next day let it sit at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before forming it into balls and baking.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to create uniform-size dough balls.
  • After cookies have cooled, add a dollop of your favorite jam to make a PB&J thumbprint cookie.