These Easy Peanut Butter Cookies are to die for! Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies that can be made in just 30 minutes.

We love so many different cookies but these cookies along with 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 and chewy and packed with so much peanut butter flavor. We love whipping up a batch of these when craving something sweet, they are so easy and ready in no time!

Easy peanut butter cookies stacked on top of each other.


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

  • Butter– You want to use room-temperature unsalted butter for this recipe.
  • Sugar– Both granulated sugar and brown sugar is 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 to use good quality all-purpose flour for the best results!
Easy peanut butter cooking on a baking sheet.


You are going to LOVE how easy it is to whip up these peanut butter cookies!

  1. Prep Baking Sheets– Preheat the oven and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Dry Ingredients– In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Wet Ingredients- In a separate large bowl, with a mixer cream together the butter and sugars. Add in the peanut butter and egg and combine.
  4. Combine– Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and 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 of time 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 prebaked!
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 to freezer bags and freeze 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, just 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.


Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

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.
Author: Valentina
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies



  • 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.


Calories: 137kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 84mgPotassium: 74mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 128IUCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
(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.