This is a super easy cookie recipe with loads of peanut flavour.

The dough freezes really well, so you can double up on a batch and have them ready for baking right out of the freezer.

I like to use peanut butter that has no added ingredients, so I do have salt in my recipe, but you can adjust and leave it out if using peanut butter that already contains salt.

Enjoy!

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Makes

32 cookies

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes

Good For:

snacks

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

How to make Peanut Butter Cookies

Check out our easy step by step video

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Using a hand or stand mixer, mix the butter and both sugars together until light and creamy

Step 2

Add in the egg and mix until well combined

Step 3

Mix in the peanut butter and vanilla

Step 4

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together

Step 5

Add the flour into the peanut butter mixture a little at a time and keep mixing until it is well combined

Step 6

Preheat the oven to 350 F

Step 7

Place the bowl into the fridge for 20 minutes to allow it to firm up

Step 8

Using a cookie scoop or spoon roll the cookie dough into 1 inch balls

Step 9

Place on a parchment-lined baking tray and press with your fingers to flatten slightly

Step 10

Press with a fork to make a crisis-cross pattern

Step 11
Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges brown slightly

Step 12
Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then place on a wire rack to finish cooling 

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Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a super easy cookie recipe with loads of peanut flavour.
The dough freezes really well, so you can double up on a batch and have them ready for baking right out of the freezer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 32 cookies
Calories 119 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Using a hand or stand mixer, mix the butter and both sugars together until light and creamy
  • Add in the egg and mix until well combined
  • Mix in the peanut butter and vanilla
  • In a separate bowl, mix the  flour, salt, and baking powder together
  • Add the flour into the peanut butter mixture a little at a time and keep mixing until it is well combined
  • Place the bowl into the fridge for 20 minutes to allow it to firm up
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F
  • Using a cookie scoop or spoon roll the cookie dough into 1 inch balls
  • Place on a parchment-lined baking tray and press with your fingers to flatten slightly
  • Press with a fork to make a criss cross pattern
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges brown slightly
  • Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then place on a wire rack to finish cooling 

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 92mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 96IUCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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