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Easy and Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

The Best Soft Baked Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe for peanut butter cookies makes the softest, best tasting peanut butter cookies ever!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 14 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Amanda @ Old House to New Home


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick) room temperature
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter do not use natural
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.

  2. Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add peanut butter and butter. Mix on medium until well combined.

  4. Add sugars and then mix 2-3 minutes, or until well combined.

  5. Add egg and vanilla. Stir to combine.

  6. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix for 30 seconds, do not overmix.

  7. Take 2 tbsp of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Roll in granulated sugar and place on cookie sheet. Replace until no dough remains., Bake on bottom oven rack for 9-10 minutes. Remove promptly from oven and let sit on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Remove from sheet and place on cooling rack.

  8. Once cool, store in an airtight container for 5 days, or freeze.