peanut butter cookies


These classic peanut butter cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with rich peanut butter flavor. Perfect for any occasion, they are easy to make and sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.


  • 1 cup (240g) peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups (160g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  1. Cream the Butter and Sugars:
  • In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  1. Add Peanut Butter and Egg:
  • Mix in the peanut butter until well combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until smooth.
  1. Combine Dry Ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  1. Mix Dry and Wet Ingredients:
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix.
  1. Shape the Cookies:
  • Scoop tablespoon-sized balls of dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Use a fork to press down on each ball, creating a crisscross pattern on top.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden but the centers are still soft. The cookies will firm up as they cool.
  1. Cool:
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Enjoy your homemade peanut butter cookies with a glass of milk or a cup of tea!

These peanut butter cookies are perfect for sharing or keeping all to yourself. Enjoy!

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