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Soft Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

The perfect soft and chewy peanut butter cookie recipe.

Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24


  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Sugar (plus 2 Tablespoons for top of cookies)
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt (optional if using salted butter)
  • 1 cup Roasted Salted Peanuts (ground or finely chopped to resemble breadcrumbs)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and sugar for 4 minutes, until light and fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl often.

  2. Add eggs and vanilla and beat for 1 minute longer. Fold in peanut butter. 

  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Fold in finely ground or chopped roasted salted peanuts. 

  4. Chill dough for at least 1 hour or overnight is ideal. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into 2-inch balls. Place remaining sugar into a small bowl. Roll cookie dough balls into sugar to coat. Place on cookie sheet and press each ball twice with a dinner form to form a crisscross design. 

  5. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until the edges become a light golden color. Do not overbake as these are supposed to be soft and chewy. Let the cookies rest for at least 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. 

Recipe Notes

** May use a mini food processor or food processor to ground the peanuts. You may use a knife and finely chop them into small pieces.