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My Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

My Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe


Welcome to our classic cookie recipes section! Today, we’re sharing a delicious and timeless recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies. These cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with rich peanut butter flavor. Perfect for any occasion, they are sure to become a favorite in your household. Let’s get started!



  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups sifted flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Step 1: Prepare the Dough

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. Cream Butter and Sugars: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add Egg and Vanilla: Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.

Step 2: Combine Dry Ingredients

  1. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined.

Step 3: Shape the Cookies

  1. Form Dough Balls: Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, form the dough into 1-inch balls.
  2. Flatten with Fork: Place the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Use a fork to flatten each ball and create a crisscross pattern on top.

Step 4: Bake the Cookies

  1. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  2. Cool: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 5: Serve

  1. Serve and Enjoy: Once cooled, serve the peanut butter cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite beverage. Enjoy the rich and creamy peanut butter flavor!

Cooking Notes and Tips

  • Butter: Make sure the butter is fully softened to ensure it creams properly with the sugars.
  • Peanut Butter: Use creamy peanut butter for a smooth texture, or chunky peanut butter if you prefer a bit of crunch in your cookies.
  • Flour: Sifting the flour helps to create a lighter and more delicate cookie.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips or chunks to the dough for a chocolatey twist.


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Add 1 cup of old-fashioned oats to the dough for added texture and a wholesome flavor.


Peanut Butter Nut Cookies

Stir in 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts or your favorite nuts for extra crunch.


Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Spread a layer of chocolate or peanut butter frosting between two cookies for a delicious sandwich cookie.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use natural peanut butter?

Yes, you can use natural peanut butter, but be sure to stir it well before using to incorporate the oil. The texture may be slightly different, but the cookies will still be delicious.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. You can also freeze the cookies for up to 3 months.

Can I freeze the dough?

Yes, you can freeze the cookie dough. Shape the dough into balls, place them on a baking sheet, and freeze until solid. Transfer the frozen dough balls to a zip-top bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen, adding an extra minute or two to the baking time.

What can I serve with these cookies?

These cookies pair well with a glass of cold milk, hot coffee, or tea. They also make a great addition to ice cream sundaes.

How can I make the cookies more flavorful?

For an extra boost of flavor, add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or a pinch of nutmeg to the dough.


My Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies are a classic treat that never goes out of style. With their soft, chewy texture and rich peanut butter flavor, they’re sure to be a hit with everyone. Enjoy making and sharing these delicious cookies with your family and friends!