Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

These easy peanut butter cookies are soft and chewy, full of peanut butter flavor.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Baked Goods/Breads, Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Recipes, Quick Recipes, Vegetarian recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 26 Cookies
Calories: 197kcal


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter about 8 ounces
  • 8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup roasted and salted peanuts salted peanuts, finely chopped
  • coarse sea salt optional, for topping


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.  Prepare two baking sheets, lining with silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, set aside.
  • Cream together the butter, peanut butter, white and brown sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined.
  • Turn off mixer, add flour mixture.  Beat until fully combined.
  • Fold in peanut butter chips and peanuts.
  • Scoop dough in to balls about 2 tablespoons each ( I used a cookie scoop).  Spaced evenly apart on the baking sheet, 12 cookies per sheet. Use a fork to create the hashtag pattern. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt if desired.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, until edges are starting to brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack for 5-10 minutes before serving.  Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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