Classic Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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Noelle Palmer Modified: March 24, 2022
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

How To Make Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

These soft-baked style peanut butter cookies are for your ultimate peanut butter satisfaction, soft and rich in nutty flavors; ideal for snacking anytime!

Preparation: 3 hours 15 minutes
Cooking: 11 minutes
Total: 3 hours 26 minutes



  • 1cupunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • ¾cuplight brown sugar,packed
  • 2large eggs,room temperature
  • 2tsppure vanilla extract
  • 1cupcreamy peanut butter
  • 3cupsall purpose flour,plus 2 tbsp, spoon and leveled
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • cupgranulated sugar,for rolling, optional


  1. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the softened butter and both sugars together on medium speed until smooth. 

  2. Add the eggs and mix on high for about 1 minute until combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.

  3. Add the vanilla and peanut butter and mix on high until combined. Set aside.

  4. In a separate bowl, toss the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Add to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined.

  5. Cover dough tightly and chill for at least 3 hours and up to 2 days in the refrigerator.

  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

  7. Roll the balls of dough and roll into the granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Press a fork into the tops to create the criss-cross pattern.

  8. Bake for 11 minutes or until very lightly browned on the sides. The centers will look very soft and undone.

  9. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

  10. Serve with milk, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 205.01kcal
  • Fat: 10.99g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.90g
  • Trans Fat: 0.26g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.95g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.42g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.00g
  • Fiber: 0.77g
  • Sugar: 13.38g
  • Protein: 3.69g
  • Cholesterol: 28.67mg
  • Sodium: 101.22mg
  • Calcium: 24.22mg
  • Potassium: 73.21mg
  • Iron: 0.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 57.09µg
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