Peanut Butter Cookies

These Peanut Butter Cookies have the most amazing melt-in-your-mouth texture, with crisp edges and a creamy, rich peanut butter middle.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 238kcal


  • 7.5 ounces by weight all purpose flour (1.5 cups measured)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter*


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk to combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. 
  • In another medium bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar, for about 60 seconds, until fluffy and light.
  • Mix in the egg and vanilla extract for about 30 seconds, until combined.
  • Mix in the peanut butter for an additional 30 seconds, until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet, then mix just until the flour is incorporated. Take care not to overmix.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, portion out scoops of dough directly onto a baking sheet. You should get about 14 scoops of dough total.
  • Bake for 13-14 minutes, until the edges are golden, but the middle is still soft. Let them cool for a couple minutes before eating. They are fantastic enjoyed warm out of the oven, or completely cooled. Enjoy!


*I have not tested natural peanut butter here, as I generally don't bake with it due to its mixed results. I buy a creamy peanut butter from the store that has only organic peanuts, oil, and salt, and that works great. You don't want to use any peanut butter where the oil is separated and floating at the top.


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g