The One Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe You Need

This is my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe. It might be my favorite cookie overall. Mum most often made peanut butter or chocolate chip cookies. I don’t remember many times when the cookie jar was empty.

Great for Kids

I’m a proponent of kids in the kitchen. This recipe is a great one for kids as well as for last-minute cookies.

It’s easy to remember, easy to make, and easy to eat an entire batch in a few days with a little help. I know people who can keep a batch of cookies in the house for two weeks. They eat one cookie a day. I am not them. Two cookies and a cup of coffee or rich hot chocolate and it’s goodbye cookies. I save a few for us and send the rest to work with Steve.

The ONE recipe is easy to remember. The only ONE peanut butter cookie recipe you really need. Most ingredients are measured in one cup or teaspoon.


Peanut Butter & Jam cookwiches! I prefer my PB&J sandwich be made with jam between two peanut butter cookies. Use the soft cookies for this so that you can bite through the cookies without squeezing the jam out. A stiff jelly works well too.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

You can keep these peanut butter cookies soft by taking them out of the oven two minutes early or leave them in an extra minute or two to make the crunchy.
Course Cookies
Cuisine Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 2 dozen
Author Robin Follette


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup butter melted but not bubbling hot
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg preferably extra large
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour


  • Melt the butter. While it's melting, add the vanilla, salt, sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter in a large bowl. Add the warm butter and mix until the peanut butter is melted. Add the egg after the you've mixed in the butter. The mixture should be cool by now. You don't want to start cooking the egg. Add the baking soda to the flour, then add the flour one-half cup at a time. Mix until well blended. Drop the dough on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 8 to 12 minutes depending on how large the cookies are and how soft or crunchy you want them. Let sit on the sheet five minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.