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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

These soft peanut butter cookies are easy to make, soft, and delicious!! Every bite packed with peanut butter flavor, topped with chocolate chips to make them extra special.

Leaning stack of soft peanut butter cookies.

These soft peanut butter cookies are so good and so simple. They are based on a family recipe that I’ve changed a bit and really love.

Classic soft peanut butter cookies seems to always have a giant Hershey’s Kiss on the top or no topping at all, just a hash mark made with a fork. I love the peanut butter and chocolate combo {who doesn’t?!} but I don’t like how you only get one giant bite of the chocolate.

Butter and sugar in a bowl being creamed together.

Like most cookie recipes, the first steps for these soft peanut butter cookies are creaming all the good stuff together. Make sure you cream everything correctly according to the times in the recipe, this will make sure the texture and dough for the cookie is just right.

Peanut butter mixing in with creamed butter and sugar.

Measuring peanut butter tip: Spray your measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray before putting the peanut butter in it. This way you’ll be able to easily get it out!

Creamed butter, sugar, and peanut butter for soft peanut butter cookies.

Or, if you are always going to be using the same brand of peanut butter, measure out the amount you need, weigh it, and then you’ll know every other time you make these soft peanut butter cookies. You’ll never have to put it in a measuring cup again! Just make sure you’re taking out the container you’re measuring into first so you just get the measurement of peanut butter.

Egg, milk, and vanilla in a bowl with creamed ingredients for soft peanut butter cookies (focus on the vanilla).Fun fact: I never measure my vanilla. Do you? I mean….more than the recipe calls for is never a bad thing, right??

Dry ingredients in the mix for soft peanut butter cookies.

After all the wet ingredients are mixed up, add the dry ingredients. I don’t sift or anything, I just add them straight to the bowl. So easy!

Mixed dough for soft peanut butter cookies.

The final dough for these soft peanut butter cookies should look like this photo above! It should be slightly sticky but not too wet.

Portioned dough for soft peanut butter cookies.

Then you simply scoop and bake. 10 minutes until you can dig in and enjoy.

Placing chocolate chips on top of soft peanut butter cookies.

And, I actually top my soft peanut butter cookies with a few chocolate chips! I feel like I still get the wonderful chocolate and peanut butter combo but more of it in every bite. Of course, you can top these however you choose – I think I’m going to try drizzling chocolate over the top sometimes {like in this decadent Reese’s Peanut Butter and Chocolate Marshmallow Pie!}.

Looking for some cookie baking tips? Check out my article on Tips for Making & Freezing the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes – it will help for any cookie recipe!

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Leaning stack of soft peanut butter cookies.
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Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are easy to make, soft, and delicious!! Every bite packed with peanut butter flavor, topped with chocolate chips to make them extra special.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best peanut butter cookies, chewy peanut butter cookies, soft peanut butter cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 151 kcal
Author Alli Kelley

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar together, about 1 minute. 

  2. Add the peanut butter and cream together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. 

  3. Add the egg, milk and vanilla and mix until combined.

  4. Add flour, baking soda, and salt.

  5.  mix until just combined and all the flour is incorporated.

  6. Scoop 1-inch balls onto a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes. When the cookies are done, remove from oven. I like to press 3-4 chocolate chips gently into the center to finish them.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 157mg 7%
Potassium 60mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Sugars 9g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Alli
    January 4, 2018 at 4:42 PM

    One of our favorite cookies!

  • Reply
    Lara
    January 10, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    Mmmmm – can’t wait to try these! 🙂

    Lara
    My Other More Exciting Self

    • Reply
      Alli
      January 11, 2016 at 7:06 AM

      Let me know what you think!

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