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5 from 7 votes

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies are easy to make in about 30 minutes! You're going to love munching on these classic cookies, full of peanut butter flavor and sprinkled with sea salt.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Cooling Time15 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cookie recipes, homemade cookies, peanut butter desserts
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Jill


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick (softened)
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups unbleached flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • sea salt (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Soften butter in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Microwave an additional 5 seconds if needed.
  • Add peanut butter, brown sugar, and sugar and mix well until smooth.
  • Add egg and vanilla.
  • Slowly stir in the flour baking powder and baking soda.
  • Scoop dough out and shape into balls (2 Tablespoons) then place onto baking sheet spacing 2 inches apart.
  • Use a fork and create horizontal and vertical lines for the classic look of peanut butter cookies (flattening just slightly).
  • Sprinkle the cookies with sea salt (if desired) and bake for 9 minutes (cookies will look a bit pale and slightly under-baked, they'll continue to cook as they cool).
  • Let cool on the baking sheet for 15 minutes before moving to the cooling rack.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg