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Best Ever Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Best Ever Soft Peanut Butter Cookies these classic cookies have quickly become my favorite cookie. Soft, chewy and made with peanut butter, there isn't a better peanut butter cookie out there, trust me I've looked. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 130kcal


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter use Jif or Skippy type peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper, if desired.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat together until smooth & creamy best if using a stand mixer or hand mixer.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix until well combined.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Use a cookie dough scoop, or spoon the dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in white granulated sugar if you desire and place onto baking sheet.  
  • Using a fork, press down on each ball of dough to flatten, creating a criss-cross pattern.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes. Do not over bake. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
  • These keep well for a couple of days in an airtight container.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.5mg