Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Quick and Easy Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies. These cookies are super thick, melt in your mouth and can be made in 20 minutes or less!

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Peanut Butter Cookies

This Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe is my go to cookie to make during the holidays. It’s super easy to make, I always have all of the ingredients on hand and it’s always a crowd favorite! These are the Best Peanut Butter Cookies you will ever have.

They remind me of a cross between a sugar cookie and a peanut butter cookie. They still get crisp along the edges but are perfectly soft and chewy in the center. After I portion out the cookie dough the cookies are then rolled in granulated sugar then pressed down with a fork for the criss cross pattern.

Best of all these easy peanut butter cookies can be made in less than 20 minutes! If you are a fan of peanut butter like myself you will love these cookies. Here’s what you’ll need to make this peanut butter cookie recipe:

Ingredients

  • Butter: I use 1 whole stick of unsalted butter in these cookies.
  • Brown Sugar and Granulated Sugar: I replaced some of the granulated sugar with light brown sugar to get a chewier cookie. I also love the flavor the brown sugar adds.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter: I recommend using regular peanut butter. I have not tried this recipe with any other nut butters.
  • Egg + Vanilla: 1 large egg is added to create a chewier cookie.
  • Flour: I use all purpose flour in these cookies.
  • Baking Soda: Adds the perfect lift to the brownies and keeps them from being too flat and crispy.
  • Salt: You can omit the salt if you are using salted butter.
  • Extra Granulated Sugar: For rolling

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How to make Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Preheat oven: To 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Make cookie dough: In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in peanut butter and mix for 1-2 minutes. Add in egg and vanilla. Mix until combined and clump free. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the batter in two parts with the stand mixer on the lowest speed. Mix for a little less than a minute. Do not over mix.
  • Roll in sugar: Scoop out 16 cookies. Add granulated sugar to a small bowl. Roll each cookie in the sugar and place on a silicone baking mat on top of a baking sheet.
  • Bake: Cookies for 10 minutes until lightly golden brown and firm on the edges.
  • Cool: Remove from the oven and let set for 3-4 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Store: Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days (if they last that long). You can always freeze the cookies for up to 3-4 months.

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Tips for making The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Light Brown Sugar: I also substitute the granulated sugar with light brown sugar. This produces a chewier cookie with lots of flavor.
  • Room temperature Ingredients: I also like to wait until the butter is completely softened and the egg is at room temperature before mixing everything up. This ensures a smooth batter and an awesome cookie!
  • Shorter cooking time: I always like to slightly under bake my cookies. Once they look set around the edges I take them out of the oven and let them continue to cook for 5 minutes longer on the baking sheet. Then I transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely. This gives you a soft and chewy cookie!
  • Overnight Chill: These cookies can be made a day or two in advance. The longer the cookie dough sits the more the flavors develop.

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Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 cookies
Quick and Easy Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies. These cookies are super thick, melt in your mouth and can be made in 20 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar for rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add in peanut butter and mix for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add in egg and vanilla. Mix until combined and clump free.
  5. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the batter in two parts with the stand mixer on the lowest speed. Mix for a little less than a minute. Do not over mix.
  7. Portion dough into 16 cookies.
  8. Add sugar to a small bowl.
  9. Roll each cookie in the sugar and place on a silicone baking mat on top of a baking sheet.
  10. Bake cookies for 10 minutes until lightly golden brown and firm on the edges.
  11. Remove from the oven and let set for 3-4 minutes.
  12. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
  13. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days (if they last that long). You can always freeze the cookies for up to 3-4 months.
Nutrition Facts
Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 96mg4%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 196IU4%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies, Easy Cookie Recipe, Easy Desserts, Holiday Baking