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Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are out of this world and always turn out perfect! They are chewy, soft and easy to freeze. Easy to make in one bowl with everyday ingredients and no chilling of the dough required! Add a criss cross pattern, chocolate chips, or your favorite add in.

I’m a chocolate girl through and through. But these peanut butter cookies stole my heart. Or at least a piece of it!

This is one AMAZING, uncomplicated cookie recipe. No fuss, no chilling required and you can make it in one bowl!

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Ingredients

How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Combine the all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.
  2. Cream the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together with a mixer
  3. Add in the peanut butter, vanilla extract and egg, beat again until smooth.
  4. Gently add in the dry ingredients, mixing on low or by hand just until combined.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to drop dough balls on a silicone mat lined baking sheet. Bake and Cool.

How Long Does it Take to Bake Peanut Butter Cookies?

How to Store Peanut Butter Cookies

Store chewy peanut butter cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days.

How to Freeze Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

To bake: remove the dough from the freezer. Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF. Bake for 13-16 minutes. Frozen cookies may need to bake for 1-2 minutes longer.

The Ultimate List of Add ins

Jazz up this recipe for soft peanut butter cookies by adding 1/2 cup of add ins:

How to Make Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

I have made these cookies multiple times with King Arthur’s Gluten Free Measure for Measure Flour with great success.

Tips for Making Peanut Butter Cookies

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Cut Out Sugar Cookies
Oreo Cookies
Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: about 2 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

These peanut butter cookies are out of this world and always turn out perfect! They are chewy, soft and easy to freeze. Easy to make in one bowl with everyday ingredients and no chilling of the dough required! Add a criss cross pattern, chocolate chips, or your favorite add in.

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup), room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (not natural)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer for 1 minute, until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Add in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla extract, beat again, less than 1 minute.
  4. Add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, mixing on low or with a spatula just until combined. Be careful not to over mix.
  5. Use a small cookie scoop to form balls from the dough. Once released from the scoop, roll in hands to form a uniform ball. Place the cookies 2-3 inches apart on a silicone lined baking sheet and bake for 11-13 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to just turn golden. My cookie dough balls were 2.5-3 tablespoons large and baked for 12 minutes. Be sure to adjust the baking time for smaller cookies.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool for 15 minutes.

Notes

Optional: Before baking add a criss cross pattern using a fork, or add chocolate chips or your favorite add in to the batter.

I have made these cookies multiple times with King Arthur’s Gluten Free Measure for Measure Flour with great success.