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Classic Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 311
This classic homemade Peanut Butter Cookie recipe is a favorite that always has people asking for the recipe. These simple soft and chewy cookies are the perfect balance of salty and sweet and are packed with rich peanut butter flavor that just melts in your mouth!


  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350F and prepare your baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper.
  • Then, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Next, with an electric handheld mixer, cream the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until thoroughly combined. Mix in the peanut butter, then the egg and vanilla. Mix this on a low setting, then slowly add in the flour mixture until just combined. Once the dough has been thoroughly combined, it is time to place on the baking sheet.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into balls, placing them on the baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Use a fork to flatten the cookies slightly in a criss cross pattern and bake cookies for about 8-9 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on flat plates or a wire rack completely before serving.
Calories: 311kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 374IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg