Delicious peanut butter cookies

Here’s a classic recipe for delicious peanut butter cookies:


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Additional granulated sugar for rolling (optional)


1. Preheat Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Cream Butter and Sugars:

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Add Peanut Butter and Eggs:

  • Add the creamy peanut butter to the butter-sugar mixture and continue to beat until well combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.

4. Combine Dry Ingredients:

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

5. Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients:

  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing just until combined. Do not overmix.

6. Form Dough Balls:

  • Optionally, you can roll portions of the dough into balls and coat them in additional granulated sugar for a slightly crunchy exterior.

7. Place on Baking Sheets:

  • Place the dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving some space between each.

8. Flatten and Bake:

  • Use a fork to flatten each cookie slightly, creating a crisscross pattern on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.

9. Cool:

  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.

10. Enjoy:

  • Once cooled, enjoy these delicious peanut butter cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite beverage.

These cookies should have a soft and chewy texture with a classic peanut butter flavor. Feel free to adjust the recipe to your preferences and add ingredients like chocolate chips or chopped nuts if desired. Happy baking!

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