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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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keywords peanut butter cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 125 kcal


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.