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Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
The Easiest Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins

Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies that are thick, soft, and practically melt in your mouth with every single bite!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Cookies
Servings: 20
Calories: 208 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/4 cup extra for rolling
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and have ready a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Also, have ready a small bowl with about a 1/4 cup of sugar for coating the cookie dough balls.

  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. 

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. With a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, mix until smooth.

  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until combined. Do not overmix.

  5. Scoop out heaping tablespoons of dough, and roll into a ball. Roll in the granulated sugar, and transfer to the baking sheet spacing them 1 1/2"-2" apart. 

  6. Make crosshatch lines across the tops of the cookies using the tines of a fork, and bake for 12-14 minutes, just until the edges are a deeper brown. Serve and enjoy.

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Recipe Notes

Makes 20-24 cookies.

Nutrition Facts
The Easiest Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 181mg8%
Potassium 126mg4%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.