The Best Peanut Butter Cookies In The World!

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I got this recipe from a wife of a co-worker. The recipe is called "Peanut Butter Cookies" but they are honestly the best peanut butter cookies that I have ever tasted in my life. I have not made these myself before because my boyfriend isn't crazy about peanut butter cookies so I do not know how much the recipe will make so I am going to give it my best estimated guess. For all of you peanut butter cookie lovers, I really hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as I did.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In larger bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, and peanut butter until well blended.
  2. Add egg and vanilla, beat well.
  3. 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 F.
  6. Shape dough into 1-1/4 inch balls, roll balls in granulated sugar.
  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. With the tines of a fork, flatten ball.
  9. Flatten again in opposite direction, forming crisscross marks.
  10. Bake 9 to 10 minutes until light brown and cookie is set.
  11. Cool slightly, Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  12. Cool completely.
  13. Tips: Only use real butter and Jiff Peanut Butter.
  14. Don't overcook.
  15. Use Air cookie sheets for baking.
Most Helpful

Yummy! I had to add a little extra flour but the outcome was exactly as described - soft and chewy. I think I prefer a richer, more peanutty cookie, but these were delicious nonetheless.

Andrea in Canada March 13, 2005

I increased the quantities and made 10 dozen. This is a wonderful recipe. I went ahead and rolled all the dough into balls and froze. Whenever we need more, I thaw the dough on the pan, then bake. There wasn't a photo available so I added the one at the top.

jenneeo April 03, 2013

I got 32 cookies of different size (3-4 inches) from this recipe - just covering the 'estimated guess' part. I used dark brown sugar and store-brand peanut butter. I'm not sure why Jiff is called for, as this recipe made an amazingly soft, peanutty-tasting cookie. The only caveat with this is to be really careful if you're going to give any to coworkers or friends/ family: I wrapped a half dozen for someone and ended up with 3 whole cookies, and a LOT of crumbs. They're that soft. Excellent though!

Bill Gary June 19, 2010