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classic peanut butter cookies stack on top of each other

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

You can never go wrong with classic peanut butter cookies. They're full of peanut butter flavor, and you can make them as crispy or chewy as you like!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Classic Peanut Butter Cookies, Classic Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe, How Do I Make Classic Peanut Butter Cookies, How To Make Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 292kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment or Silpat mats.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar using a hand-held electric mixer, until well mixed.
  • Add egg and vanilla and continue to beat until well mixed.
  • Add peanut butter and mix until well mixed.
  • Stir in flour, salt, and baking soda until well combined.
  • Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls then roll in extra sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets; flatten balls in a criss-cross pattern with fork dipped in sugar. 
  • Bake 12 minutes for chewy cookies or 15 minutes for crispy cookies or until edges are lightly brown and the cookies look dry on the top. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. 


Serving: 12cookies | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg