These Peanut Butter Cookies are a classic, homemade peanut butter cookie recipe. They are savory and sweet and can be made crispy or chewy. They taste delicious when drizzled or dipped in chocolate.
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
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Peanut Butter Cookies
Hi Everyone, these Peanut Butter Cookies are the most classic, homemade Peanut Butter Cookies you will ever find. They have the perfect balance of savory and sweet.
They are rolled in sugar before they are baked. You can do a criss-cross mark with a fork or leave them as is if you prefer them chewier.
You can drizzle or dip them in chocolate if you want, which I HIGHLY recommend 😉
These Peanut Butter Cookies are PERFECT for a Christmas/holiday cookie swap but really, they are a cookie that you can make year-round.
Yes, this is a solid cookie recipe to have in your back pocket for peanut butter and cookie lovers alike.
Q & A
How do I make homemade peanut butter cookies? How do you make homemade peanut butter cookies from scratch?
You came to the right place! Follow my recipe in the recipe card below.
How do you make soft peanut butter cookies?
You can use the same amount shortening in place of butter to get more of a “cake-like” texture in the cookies.
How do you make peanut butter no bake cookies?
I currently do not have a “no bake peanut butter cookie recipe” but when I do I will definitely link it here.
- unsalted butter softened to room temperature
- peanut butter, smooth or old fashioned style
- granulated white sugar
- dark brown sugar or you can substitute 1/4 cup honey
- baking soda
- baking powder
- large egg
- pure vanilla extract
- all-purpose flour
- granulated white sugar, in a small bowl for coating the dough balls
- semi-sweet chocolate in a bowl, melted for dipping and/or in a Ziploc or pastry bag for piping
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Helpful Kitchen Tools for Peanut Butter Cookies
- rimmed baking sheet
- silicone baking mat or parchment paper
- mixing bowls
- measuring spoons and cups
- handheld electric mixer or stand mixer
- cookie scoop
- wire cooling racks
I know you will love this Peanut Butter Cookies recipe!
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This Peanut Butter Cookies recipe is inspired by “Peanut Butter Cookies” in the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book.
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- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth or old fashioned style
- 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, or you can substitute 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated white sugar, in a small bowl for coating the dough balls
- 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate, in a bowl, melted for dipping and/or in a ziplock or pastry bag for piping
- In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat unsalted butter and peanut butter until combined and smooth.
- Add granulated white sugar, dark brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. Beat the mixture until it's combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add in the large egg and pure vanilla extract.
- Gradually add in the flour and mix until incorporated. You may need to mix in the remaining flour by hand. If the cookie dough is hard to handle, you can chill it for 20 minutes or so until it is easier to handle.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Using a cookie scoop or by hand, make 1-inch dough balls. Roll the dough balls in a small bowl of granulated white sugar to coat. Place on the rimmed baking sheet. Either leave as is for chewier cookies or using a fork, make a criss-cross pattern on the cookie which will make them flatter and more crispy. Bake in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes. The bottoms should be light brown. (cookies come out crispier and bake faster on a silicone baking mat)
- When the cookies are done, cool on the sheet for a few minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack until completely cool. Optionally, dip the cookies in chocolate or drizzle, allow the chocolate to cool and harden. Enjoy!
- The nutritional information is just an ESTIMATE; we use myfitnesspal.com to generate the nutritional information for this recipe.
- 1 cookie per serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.