Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 9 mins

The simple combination of savory but sweet peanut butter incoporated into a smooth, buttery dough gives this cookie its signature nutty flavor

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Combine Peanut butter and butter for 30 seconds. Add sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined. Blend in flour.
  5. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 1-inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 9-11 minutes or until tops are lightly browned. Let cookies stand on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.
  7. To Store: layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Most Helpful

5 5

this recipe is awesome the only diff I did I added no salt and use the old fashion fork and smash still came out perfect... thanks again

5 5

Yup, these are definitely classic peanut butter cookies! BUT they are better than the fork-smooshed, rich kind. I made a half batch and it turned out great. Made for my adopted chef for Fall PAC 2011. Thanks Nurse_Corie! :)

5 5

I have this recipe in a magazine and it is soo good. I bake them for 9 minutes because I like them softer :) I have made these with regular PB, but now I use natural chunky PB.