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Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter cookies that are soft and slightly crispy on top are the best.  This peanut butter cookie recipe is easy to throw together and produces the perfect cookie.
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 40
Calories 85 kcal
Author Five Silver Spoons


  • 1/2 cup one stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • Granulated sugar about 5 T


  1. In large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and peanut butter, until well blended (in my Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer, the batter looked light and fluffy when I was done)
  2. Add egg and vanilla and beat well
  3. In small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  4. Gradually add to peanut butter mixture, beat until well blended
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  6. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls
  7. Roll balls in granulated sugar
  8. Place dough balls on parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  9. With fork, flatten dough balls, then flatten again in opposite direction forming criss cross marks
  10. Bake 9-10 minutes until lightly browned and almost set
  11. Once you remove from oven, cool for 3 minutes, then slide cookies while still on parchment paper to wire rack to cool for additional 15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Food.com

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.