Best Ever Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Best Ever Soft Peanut Butter Cookies these classic cookies have quickly become my favorite cookie. Soft, chewy and made with peanut butter, there isn’t a better peanut butter cookie out there, trust me I’ve looked.

I love peanut butter. It is my go to anytime I am hungry. Whether it’s by the spoonful, with pretzels, on a sandwich or paired with some Nutella, I really could eat peanut butter in any way, shape or form. Because I have a sweet tooth, of course cookies are at the top of my favorite foods. So peanut butter cookies are an obvious hit.

Most classic peanut butter cookies that I have had are too crunchy, leaving you a crumbly mess. So I have been on a mission for far too long to find the best chewy, soft peanut butter cookies and finally, finally I found it.


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper, if desired. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat together until smooth & creamy best if using a stand mixer or hand mixer. Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix until well combined. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and mix until well combined.

Using a cookie dough scooper or making the dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in white granulated sugar if you desire and place on to baking sheet. Using a fork, press down on each ball of dough to slightly flatten and creating a criss-cross pattern. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack. These keep well for a couple of days in an airtight container.