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Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic peanut butter cookies are the perfect sweet comfort food.
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Course: Cookies, Dessert, Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut butter cookies, Peanut butter cookies recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 109kcal


  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 375-degree F
  • Using a stand mixer, cream together butter, peanut butter, and sugar.
  • Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla
  • In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture into the butter mixture
  • Using a cookie scoop measure out one-inch balls of dough.
  • Roll dough into a tight ball
  • Then, roll the dough ball in a small bowl of granulated sugar
  • Place balls of dough on a cookie sheet spacing 2" apart
  • Using the back of a fork, press down the dough balls and then press the fork in the dough the again forming a hashtag shape with the fork indentations
  • Place baking sheet in a 375-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes
  • The cookies are done when the bottoms are light brown
  • Remove pan and allow cookies to cool completely on a wire rack


Stand mixer


Peanut butter cookies have a crunchy outside and a chewy inside. They have a delicious peanutty flavor. They disappear fast, so much a double batch. 
  • You can use chunky peanut butter instead of creamy.
  • You can substitute Crisco for butter. 
  • Special Notes

    1. Since I am using butter for this recipe, I allow it to sit on the counter until it reaches room temperature.
    2. I like to use natural peanut butter (do not use the peanut butter that must be stirred). 
    3. The dough can be made ahead of time then stored in the refrigerator until use (chill the dough up to 24 hours).
    4. Crunchy peanut butter can be used instead of creamy peanut butter. 
    5. Mini chocolate chips make a tasty peanut butter cookie mix in. 


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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