Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

These cookies are so versatile, you can stuff any thing you want into them, leave them plain, or roll them in sugar like I have pictured here. Other great options are: M&M’s, chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, peanut butter cups or make peanut butter blossoms out of them with candy kisses. If you decide to make peanut butter blossoms (ya know, with a chocolate candy kiss on top), just bake these cookies and the second they come out of the oven, press the candy kiss on top. My favorite way to eat these is with chocolate chunks pressed into the top after baking – mmm! Though, I decided to make them plain – just rolled in sugar – for you guys just so you can see how amazingly thick and plump they are without anything in them!

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies
Incredibly thick and soft cookies loaded with peanut butter and rolled in sugar. My absolute favorite go-to recipe!

Yield: 24-25 cookies


1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted half way
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup granulated sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Cream butter and brown sugar together until smooth with no lumps. Beat in the egg,vanilla and peanut butter until completely combined. Pour in flour and baking soda and mix until just incorporated without over-mixing. Dough will be very soft and sticky. Chill dough for at least 15 minutes.
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