Classic peanut butter cookies are filled with rich, nutty flavor and loads of creamy peanut butter. We'll show you how to make peanut butter cookies the whole family will love. Once you've mastered our peanut butter cookie recipe, try new takes such as chocolate peanut butter cookies and peanut butter and jelly cookies.

Step 1: Gather the Ingredients

Our classic peanut butter cookies are nutty, chewy, and delicious. The recipe starts with these simple ingredients.

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Step 2: Cream Ingredients Together

In a large mixing bowl beat 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.

Step 3: Beat in Egg

Beat in one egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until combined.

Step 4: Add Flour

Beat in as much of the 1 1/4 cups of flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. If necessary, cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Step 5: Roll the Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape chiled dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in additional granulated sugar to coat. Place balls 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using the tines of a fork, flatten balls by making crisscross marks on top.

Step 6: Bake the Cookies

Cookie sheet with one raised edge for better airflow

Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Cool on a wire rack. 

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Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes

How to tell if peanut butter cookies are done? Take a look—the edges should be light brown.

Once you know how to make peanut butter cookies, try these delicious takes on our classic peanut butter cookie recipe. We've got tasty combinations like peanut butter and chocolate, peanut butter and jelly, and peanut butter and banana. 

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