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a row of peanut butter cookies with 4 stacked on top of each other

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are absolutely the best! They are soft and chewy, and easy to make. Not only that they are full of that delicious peanut butter flavor that so many crave.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Joanna Stephens



  • 1 ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ 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, ½ 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!

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