Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies
Diana Rattray
  • 27 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 4 dozen (48 servings)
Ratings (8)

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 this recipe for basic peanut butter cookies with the classic ridges.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. In a bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Beat together the butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour mixture.
  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled or about 2 to 4 hours.
  4. Take tablespoonfuls of dough and roll into balls with hands. Place about 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Using a dinner fork dipped in flour, lightly press cookies, flattening and forming a criss-cross pattern on each cookie.
  1. Bake at 375 F until golden brown, or about 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Cool on baking sheets for a minute; transfer to rack to cool completely.

More Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Refrigerator Cookies
Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter Shortbread Cut-Outs

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 103
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 26 mg
Sodium 133 mg
Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)