Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies – these easy peanut butter cookies are the BEST! The cookies are super soft and filled with peanut butter flavor. These will be your new favorite peanut butter cookies!

Peanut Butter Cookies on plate served with glass of milk

Chewy and Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

I bake a lot of cookies. And when I say a lot, I mean A LOT! I love creating new cookie recipes, but I also love baking the classics. Last weekend, I was in the mood for good old-fashioned peanut butter cookies so I made my favorite Soft Peanut Butter Cookies.

I’ve been making these peanut butter cookies for years and every time I make them I fall in love all over again. They are seriously the best peanut butter cookies. They are super soft, chewy, and have the perfect peanut butter flavor. If you are a peanut butter cookie fan, you will love this recipe for peanut butter cookies!

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies on The BEST peanut butter cookie recipe! Make a batch today!

Stack of soft peanut butter cookies on plate

Peanut Butter Love

The recipe for these soft peanut butter cookies is simple and I bet you have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now. Unless you polished off your jar of peanut butter late last night like I did. I got carried away with the pretzels and peanut butter. It’s one of my favorite late night snacks and I have a hard time stopping once I start. Just like I can’t stop eating these peanut butter cookies once I start! They are so soft and chewy and practically melt in your mouth. I can never stop at one…or ten:) They are the BEST peanut butter cookies!

How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • I use creamy peanut butter for these peanut butter cookies.
  • Make sure your butter is soft, but not melted. If your butter is too warm the cookies will be flat.
  • Make sure you really cream together the butter, peanut butter, and sugars. This will take about 2-3 minutes using a stand mixer on medium speed.
  • Roll the cookies in sugar before baking to make them extra pretty!
  • Don’t overbake the peanut butter cookies. Remove from the oven when they are set around the edges but still soft in the center, about 9-10 minutes. The cookies will finish baking as they cool on the baking sheet. You want the cookies to be soft!
  • Store the peanut butter cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 4 days. To keep the cookies soft, place a piece of bread in the container. The bread will get hard but the cookies will stay soft. It is magic!

Peanut butter cookies rolled in sugar for a pretty crinkled top

Peanut butter is on my grocery list today! I need to stock up so I can make another batch of these peanut butter cookies! They seriously are the best! And make sure you try my Peanut Butter Cookie S’mores! They are my favorite summer treat and a fun way to enjoy these perfect peanut butter cookies!

Soft peanut butter cookies piled high on plate

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How to make Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are super soft and the BEST peanut butter cookies you will ever bake!
4.93 from 26 votes


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Extra granulated sugar for rolling cookies in, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer, cream the butter and peanut butter together until combined. Add the sugars and beat until creamy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  • Take about 2 tablespoons of dough and form a cookie dough ball. Roll in granulated sugar, if desired. Place cookies on prepared baking sheet, about 2-inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes or until they are golden at the edges and just set. Don't overbake, the cookies will set up as they cool. Remove pan from oven and let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.


Calories: 125kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 100mg, Potassium: 58mg, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 130IU, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 0.5mg
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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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    I love their recipes. I’ve made peanut butter, chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, and oatmeal raisin cookies using them. All are big hits!!! All are amazing!

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