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Best Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

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The best, classic, quick and easy homemade peanut butter cookies recipe, requiring simple ingredients. Soft and chewy with a sugar coating.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter cookies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 48 Cookies
Calories 152
Author Abeer


  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted, Room temperature
  • 2 cups Peanut butter Creamy
  • 1 cups Granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2.5 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 3/4 cup Additional granulated sugar For coating cookies


  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and mix until just combined.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30-45 minutes to make the dough easier to handle. 
  • Scoop out small portions of the dough and make little balls.
  • Roll them in a bowl of granulated sugar.
  • Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper. 
  • Press the fork on top of the cookie balls to make a criss-cross pattern. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm.
  • Remove from oven and let them cool completely. Enjoy! 


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 95mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.6mg