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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are super soft and made with lots of creamy peanut butter. Easy to make, super delicious, and a no-fail recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 175kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, for rolling


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Mix the softened unsalted butter and peanut butter for 1 minute or until smooth. 
  • Add the brown and white sugar and mix until well combined. Scrape the bottom and the sides of the bowl. 
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix. Add the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix until well combined. 
  • Roll cookie dough into balls about 1 tbsp of dough per cookie. Roll the balls in granulated sugar. Slightly flatten them with the palm of your hand.
  • Use a fork to make a crisscross indent on the top of each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes. 


This recipe makes 24 cookies. 


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg