Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

This easy peanut butter cookie recipe uses just one mixing bowl and makes two dozen cookies. The key to making these cookies perfect is to chill the dough for 2-3 hours before cooking. Be patient! It’s worth the wait.

Gather up your ingredients.

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Cookies

Mix softened butter for about 2 minutes, then slowly add in white sugar and brown sugar, continuing to mix until light and fluffy, about 2 more minutes. 

Add the peanut butter, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and egg.  Mix until well-combined.  

Slowly add in the flour mixture, scraping down the sides as needed and mix until just combined.  (Do not over mix.)

Shape the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

Form the dough in a ball and cover with plastic wrap

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Using a small scoop, roll the dough into 1″ balls, then press down with a fork to flatten a bit and make a criss-cross shape.

Make a criss-cross shape with a fork to flatten the top of the cookie

Bake for 10 minutes, until edges are golden.  Let cool on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack. 

NOTE: Be sure to let the cookies cool a bit on the cookie sheet before removing them to a wire rack. If you remove them while they are hot, they will tear.

Peanut butter cookies will stay fresh on the counter in a sealed container for up to 4 days.

If you love cookies, try these chocolate cookies topped with sugar, cranberry white chocolate chip cookies, and oatmeal raisin cookies with walnuts.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy, delicious peanut butter cookies. Chill dough for 2-3 hours before baking. Makes 2 dozen cookies.

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus chill time
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 3 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

½ cup unsalted butter, softened  
½ cup white sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Mix softened butter for about 2 minutes, then slowly add in white sugar and brown sugar, continuing to mix until light and fluffy, about 2 more minutes. 
  2. Add the peanut butter, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and egg.  Mix until well-combined.  
  3. Slowly add in the flour mixture, scraping down the sides as needed and mix until just combined.  (Do not over mix.)
  4. Shape the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Using a small scoop, roll the dough into 1″ balls, then press down with a fork to flatten a bit and make a criss-cross shape.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, until edges are golden.  Let cool on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack.  

Notes

Be sure to cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy and don’t skip the refrigerating part.  It’s worth it for these delicious peanut butter cookies!

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