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Peanut Butter Cookies

These Peanut Butter Cookies are super soft and chewy with just the right amount of peanut butter flavor. It is impossible to eat only one.

If you are a lover of peanut butter like myself, you will surely love these cookies. They are all made from scratch and are so easy to make. All you need are a few items that you can find in your pantry. You are going to love these cookies…they are so irresistible and addictive.

When I was younger, I used to just grab a spoon and a jar of creamy Peanut Butter and I was good for the rest of the day. I would feel like all my troubles were gone and I was floating on cloud nine. I just cant help myself, I love Peanut Butter.

But now, I can’t enjoy Peanut Butter like that anymore….not after having two children. I have to watch what I eat and when I eat it. I think that’s most mothers problem. Yep, the world is unfair…lol. But, such is life.

So now and again, I will treat myself to some of these Cookies and throw in some for my children too. Hey, you have to have some excuse to bake them…lol.

Besides baking Peanut Butter Cookies, I love a good ole PB&J sandwich. No it’s not for kids alone. Adults love it too. Those nights when you don’t want to go to bed hungry or just feel for a snack. Also, how about adding some peanut butter to some oatmeal porridge. Oh so creamy.

Different types of Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Peanut Butter Cookies with oatmeal
  • Peanut Butter Cookies with chocolate chips
  • Peanut Butter Cookies with ginger
  • Peanut Butter Cookies with nuts

Anyways, let us talk about how to make these Peanut Butter Cookies, that I can’t get enough of.

How to make Peanut Butter Cookies

To make things easier for you, whisk all the dry ingredients together. Trust me, it’s way better that way when you the wet ingredients is been added. Plus, the dry ingredients are combine evenly.

Cream the butter with both sugars (the brown and granulated). I love the scent of butter and sugar creaming. Come on, I know it’s not just me alone. Add the egg and some vanilla extract and you are half way there.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and then the only thing left to do is to form your cookies. Place them on a baking pan, lined with parchment paper and then put them in the oven to bake.

Step by Step Pictures

All the dry ingredients and some of the wet ingredients to make some Peanut Butter Cookies.
Left photo: all the dry ingredients combined together.
Right photo: granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter.
Adding the remaining wet ingredients before mixing it with the dry ingredients.
Top left photo: both sugar and butter creamed.
Top right photo: peanut butter and vanilla adding to the creamed butter.
Bottom left photo: adding the dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
Bottom right photo: combining all the ingredients.
Doing the criss-cross design on the cookie batter before baking.
Left photo: a tablespoon each of the cookie batter.
Middle photo: using a fork to create the criss-cross design.
Right photo: one of the cookie with the criss-cross design.

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter or the crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 Stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Directions

  1. Cream together the butter, brown sugar and the granulated sugar, until it is smooth with an electric mixer.
  2. Add the egg and mix well. Then the peanut butter and vanilla extract. Mix well, until it is smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, and whisk together.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Use a spatula to mix the dough together and then use the electric mixer to mix, until there are no dry spots. Plus, using a spatula to mix first, will prevent you from cleaning up a lot of flour afterwards. Scrape the sides to form one big dough.
  5. Use a tablespoon to make a ball for each cookie. Place them on a lined baking sheet.
  6. Use a fork and press down on the top of each cookie to create a criss-cross design.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 to 9 minutes. They bake so fast, so don’t go over 9 minutes.
  8. Once they are baked, take them out of the oven and place the baking sheet on a cooling rack for about 15 minutes to cool. Enjoy.
Some Peanut Butter Cookies on a white plate.

Go ahead and grab some Peanut Butter Cookies and a glass of milk.

You are going to love these Peanut Butter Cookies as much as how my family and I have…especially the kids.

Also, check out these Heart Shaped Peanut Butter Cookies that you can make for Valentine’s Day.

Please let me know what you think about these Peanut Butter Cookies in the comment section below and of course 5 stars if you love it.

Thanks for stopping by and please come back again.

Blessings & Love, as you carry on, on your YouNique Journey!

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: 30 Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

These Peanut Butter Cookies are soft, yummy and just the right amount of peanut butter. The best Peanut Butter Cookie you will ever taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter or the crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Cream together the butter, the brown sugar and the granulated sugar.
  2. Add the egg and mix well. Then the peanut butter and vanilla extract. Mix well, until it is smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, and whisk together.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Use a spatula to mix the dough together and then use the electric mixer to mix, until there are no dry spots. Plus, using a spatula to mix first, will prevent you from cleaning up a lot of flour afterwards. Scrape the sides to form one big dough.
  5. Use a tablespoon to make a ball for each cookie. Place them on a lined baking sheet.
  6. Use a fork and press down on the top of each cookie to create a criss-cross design.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 to 9 minutes. They bake so fast, so don't go over 9 minutes.
  8. Once they are baked, take them out of the oven and place the baking sheet on a cooling rack for about 15 minutes to cool. Enjoy.

Notes

Do not over bake.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

The nutritional information that is provided, is computer generated and therefore it is an estimate. Please do your own research with the ingredients that are listed here, if you have any concern about any specific diet or your health.

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