Perfectly Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Satisfy your sweet tooth with our Perfectly Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies. These classic cookies are loaded with rich, nutty flavor and have a soft, chewy texture that makes them irresistible. Whether you're baking for a holiday, a party, or just to enjoy at home, these peanut butter cookies are sure to become a favorite.

A stack of perfectly chewy peanut butter cookies on a rustic wooden table. The cookies have a golden-brown color with a crisscross pattern on top, showcasing their classic homemade appearance. A glass of cold milk and a jar of peanut butter are in the background, highlighting the delicious and comforting nature of these cookies. A few cookies are scattered around, with one broken in half to reveal the soft, chewy interior.

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 24 cookies
  • Serving Size: 1 cookie

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 150
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Sodium: 120mg


  • 200g (7 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 115g (4 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g (3.5 oz) granulated sugar
  • 100g (3.5 oz) brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 240g (8.5 oz) creamy peanut butter
  • Optional: 50g (1.8 oz) chopped peanuts or chocolate chips

Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Dough:

    • Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
    • In a large bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy and well combined. Add the egg and vanilla extract, and beat until smooth.
    • Mix in the peanut butter until fully incorporated.
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. If using, fold in the chopped peanuts or chocolate chips.
  2. Shape the Cookies:

    • Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
    • Flatten each ball slightly with a fork, creating a crisscross pattern on top.
  3. Bake:

    • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden. The centers will still look slightly soft.
    • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For an extra chewy texture, do not overbake the cookies. They should look slightly underdone when you take them out of the oven.
  • Use a cookie scoop to ensure uniform-sized cookies that bake evenly.
  • Add a pinch of sea salt on top of each cookie before baking for a delightful sweet and salty flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Q: Can I use chunky peanut butter instead of creamy? A: Yes, you can use chunky peanut butter if you prefer a bit of texture in your cookies.
  • Q: Can I make the dough ahead of time? A: Yes, you can refrigerate the dough for up to 3 days or freeze it for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking.
  • Q: How should I store the cookies? A: Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, or freeze them for up to 3 months.

Enjoy the timeless pleasure of our Perfectly Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies. With their rich flavor and soft texture, these cookies are perfect for any occasion. Share them with friends and family, or savor them with a glass of cold milk for a classic treat that never goes out of style.