These Easy Peanut Butter Cookies are to die for! Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies that leave you wanting more with every bite. These heavenly morsels can be made in 30 minutes, just like our homemade alfajores cookies!

We have so many easy cookie recipes, but these cookies and our classic chocolate chip cookies will have to be reader favorites.

A bowl of peanut butter cookies next to two glasses of milk.

This is the BEST peanut butter cookie recipe that you will ever try! The cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with peanut butter flavor. We love whipping up a batch of these when craving something sweet; they are so easy and ready in no time! If you love peanut butter desserts, you will love our chocolate cupcakes frosted with peanut butter!

Easy peanut butter cookies stacked on top of each other.

Ingredients –

The greatest thing about this recipe is that you likely already have the peanut butter cookie ingredients!

  • Butter– You want to use room-temperature unsalted butter for this recipe.
  • Sugar– Both granulated sugar and brown sugar are used in the cookies.
  • Peanut Butter– Classic creamy peanut butter is best.
  • Egg– The egg works as a binding agent in the cookie batter.
  • Baking Soda & Powder– Helps the cookies hold their shape.
  • Salt– A pinch of salt to enhance the flavors!
  • Flour– You want good quality all-purpose flour for the best results!
Easy peanut butter cooking on a baking sheet.

How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies –

You will love how easy it is to whip up these peanut butter cookies!

  1. Prep Baking Sheets– Preheat the oven and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Dry Ingredients– Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Wet Ingredients- Cream the butter and sugars in a separate large bowl with a mixer. Add in the peanut butter and egg and combine.
  4. Combine– Add the dry and wet ingredients to mix until well combined.
  5. Shape– Shape 24 even-sized balls and lay them onto the baking sheets. With a fork, flatten the cookies, forming a crisscross pattern.
  6. Bake– Bake the cookies until lightly browned; remove and cool.
CHEF’S TIP– Do not overbake the cookies or they will become hard.
Uncooked peanut butter cookies laid out on a baking sheet.


Can I make these cookies ahead of time?

You can make this batter up to 3 days ahead and store it in the fridge. When ready to enjoy, shape and bake!

How to store these cookies?

Store these cookies in an air-tight container to keep them from drying out and becoming hard.

How long will these cookies last?

If stored correctly, these cookies can last up to 2 days.

Can I freeze these cookies?

Yes, these peanut butter cookies freeze great! You can freeze-baked or pre-baked!
Cookie Dough- After shaping the cookies, place them onto a baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to freezer bags and freeze for up to 3 months. Then remove and bake.
Baked Cookies- Once the baked cookies have cooled, transfer them to freezer bags and freeze them for up to 3 months! Thaw at room temperature and reheat to enjoy!

Can I use this recipe to make peanut butter blossom cookies?

Yes, shape the cookies into balls and bake. Do NOT flatten with a fork. As soon as the cookies are done baking, remove them from the oven and press Hershey’s Kisses into the center of each cookie.

Can I use natural peanut butter?

No, we do not recommend you use natural peanut butter, as it will result in a dry and crumbly cookie.

Delicious peanut butter cookies laid out next to a striped rag and cups of milk.

Other Cookie Recipe –

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Author: Valentina
5 from 3 votes
These Easy Peanut Butter Cookies are to die for! Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies that can be made in just 30 minutes.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, measured then sifted


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F a line two 21×15 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Add the peanut butter and egg and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Form dough into 1" balls. Place the balls about 3-inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten in a crisscross pattern using a fork.
  • Bake at 350°F for 8-9 minutes until cookies just start to turn golden at the base. Remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool.


137kcal Calories15g Carbs3g Protein8g Fat3g Saturated Fat1g Polyunsaturated Fat3g Monounsaturated Fat1g Trans Fat17mg Cholesterol84mg Sodium74mg Potassium1g Fiber9g Sugar128IU Vitamin A14mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 84mg4%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 128IU3%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

NOTE: Recipe developed by Valentina’s Corner and first published on Natasha’s Kitchen.