Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 27 mins
Servings: 48 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
103 Calories
6g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 48
Amount per serving
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 2g
Calcium 21mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These classic peanut butter cookies are always a hit! The cookies are made with butter, brown sugar, and smooth or chunky peanut butter

You might also like to try this recipe for peanut butter refrigerated cookies.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (9 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Classic Peanut Butter Cookies ingredients

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  2. In a bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

    stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl

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  3. Beat together the butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour mixture.

    butter, peanut butter, and sugars in a bowl, dry ingredients in a bowl

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  4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, or about 2 to 4 hours.

    cookie dough wrapped in plastic

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  5. Take tablespoonfuls of dough and roll into balls with hands. Place about 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets.

    cookie dough balls on a baking sheet

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  6. Using a dinner fork dipped in flour, lightly press cookies, flattening and forming a criss-cross pattern on each cookie.

    cooke dough on a baking sheet

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  7. Bake at 375 F until golden brown, or about 10 to 12 minutes.

    unbaked peanut butter cookies on a baking sheet

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  8. Cool on baking sheets for a minute then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

    Classic Peanut Butter Cookies on a cooling rack

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Recipe Variations

  • Fold in about 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts to the batter just before baking.
  • For a salty and sweet twist, try potato chip cookies.