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Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookies are delicious classic cookies! This easy Peanut Butter Cookie recipe is rich with peanut butter, so soft and chewy, and such a favorite treat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Dessert
Keyword: best peanut butter cookie, easy peanut butter cookie, peanut butter cookie, peanut butter cookie recipe, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cookies recipe
Servings: 24
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 2 cups peanut butter creamy or chunky
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar for rolling


  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ F.
  • Cream together butter, peanut butter, sugars, and vanilla. Add in eggs one at time, being sure to fully combine each.
  • Whisk together all dry ingredients and cream with peanut butter mixture until just combined. Be careful to not over mix.
  • Scoop dough and roll into a ball and then roll in sugar and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart as the cookies will spread.
  • Dip tines of the fork into sugar and then press into the top of the cookie to form a criss-cross pattern.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake between 10 - 15 minutes, depending on your oven.
  • Remove from oven and allow to sit for about 2 minutes to cool before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


I prefer to use either creamy or chunky peanut butter, but natural or lower-fat peanut butters also work. Just make sure well-combined when incorporating into the cookie dough.
Adjust baking time based on your oven. I bake these cookies for 10 minutes and allow to cool for about 2 minutes for the perfect cookie.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 0.4% | Calcium: 2.4% | Iron: 6.3%