Classic Peanut Butter Cookies (video)

classic peanut butter cookies

This classic peanut butter cookie recipe is simple the best recipe out there! Look no further if you want some delicious peanut butter cookies! These cookies are crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside! We’ve had this recipe in our family for decades; it’s simply the perfect cookie recipe. My mom found this recipe is some magazine or book way back when we first moved to the United States. She hand-wrote the recipe in her little brown recipe book and we’ve used that recipe ever since. There’s no need to look for another one when this one is so delicious!

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Ingredients for Cookies

I love that this cookie recipe is straightforward and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients. I like to use chunky peanut butter for my cookies to add some crunch factor; you can use smooth and creamy peanut butter if you like it better. If you want to elevate this recipe from delicious to extraordinary, try adding some additional fillings like white chocolate chips, toffee bits, or even chopped macadamia nuts. Better yet, add all of those into the batter for an epic cookie!

How to Make the Best Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s how I make these amazing cookies!

  1. First, preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, egg and vanilla; stir or whisk until mixture is uniform. Add the sugars and stir well. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to cookie batter and use a spatula to mix until a soft cookie dough forms.
  3. Measure out the cookie dough using a 1-tablespoon measuring spoon or scoop. You can adjust the cookie size to your liking. Roll the dough to form small balls, then press down the balls with fork to create decorative top.
  4. Alternatively, roll dough balls in sugar granules and proceed as usual. Can also add 1 cup white chocolate chips to cookie dough. Measure out small dough balls onto parchment paper.
  5. Bake cookies for 12-13 minutes, just until edges turn golden. Remove from pan onto cooling rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe (video)

15 mins prep + 12 mins cook
36 cookies
The best peanut butter cookie recipe! These are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside!

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: white chocolate chips; large sugar granules

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, egg and vanilla; stir or whisk until mixture is uniform. Add sugars and stir well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to cookie batter and use a spatula to mix until soft cookie dough forms.
  • Measure out dough using 1-tablespoon measuring spoon; adjust size to your liking. Roll dough to form small balls, then press down balls with fork to create decorative top.
  • Alternatively, roll dough balls in sugar granules and proceed as usual. Can also add 1 cup white chocolate chips to cookie dough. Measure out small dough balls onto parchment paper.
  • Bake cookies for 12-13 minutes, just until edges turn golden. Remove from pan onto cooling rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.
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Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg