Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Last updated on January 13th, 2019 at 01:40 pm

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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter is a staple in our house. If you are a family that loves peanut butter as much as mine, you will LOVE these soft peanut butter cookies. They are easy to make, but taste a thousand times better than store-bought!

The funny thing about peanut butter cookies, is that it is actually the very first thing I ever made. Not only that, I have tried so many variations of recipes and experimented over the course of about 10 years and this recipe is by far the BEST. Seriously, try it today! You won’t be disappointed.

Peanut butter cookies recipe


1 1/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

3/4 cup Peanut Butter

3 Tbsp Milk

1 Tbsp vanilla

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup butter (softened, not melted)

2 cups flour


Before you make these soft peanut butter cookies, pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.

Next, add the brown sugar, egg and peanut butter into a large mixing bowl, and mix thoroughly.

Then, add the milk, vanilla and baking soda (I like adding this before the flour because then it is incorporated better).

Next, add the softened butter–it is important that it is soft and not melted because it makes this batter soft and fluffy.

Beat on medium for about 2 minutes until the batter starts to look lighter. Then, slowly add the flour in 1/2 cup at a time, making sure to mix thoroughly after each addition.









Once you are finished making the dough for these soft peanut butter cookies, roll into balls and then place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (for easy clean up).

Next, flatten with a fork tines using the criss-cross method. Then, bake these sof peanut butter cookies for 7 1/2 – 8 minutes rotating half-way.

Let them cool about 1 minute on the cookie sheet to let the cookie sink down to it’s final shape (see pictures). Then transfer to a plate or cooling rack.

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies right out of the oven

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies cooled for about 1 minute on cookie sheet (they have flattened out a little bit)










This recipe makes 24 soft peanut butter cookies, unless you have cookie dough eaters in your family like mine ;).

Seriously, please tell me I’m not the only one with a husband or significant other who likes to eat the cookie dough before you ever get a cookie cooked?

Anyway, thanks for reading! Comment below if you enjoyed these. Also, don’t forget to pin this to your cookies board on Pinterest.


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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

These soft peanut butter cookies are so addicting! Not only that, they are easy to make.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter cookies
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 24 cookies



  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup salted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour



  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then add brown sugar, egg and peanut butter into a large mixing bowl, and mix thoroughly.
  2. Next, add the milk vanilla, and baking soday. Mix well.
  3. Then, add the softened butter and mix on medium for about 2 minutes.
  4. Next, add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, making sure to mix well after each addition.
  5. Then, roll into 1 inch balls and place on a prepared cookie sheet that has parchement paper on it.
  6. Flatten with the tines of a fork to make the classic criss-cross look of a peanut butter cookie. Finally, bake for 7-8 minutes, rotating half-way through.
  7. Then, let them sit on the cookie sheet for an additional minute after they are out of the oven before transferring them to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

6 comments on “Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Yum. The last time I made peanut butter cookies they all melted into one large crispy mass. I’m looking forward to trying out your recipe instead. Thanks so much!

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