Classic Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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These tasty Peanut Butter Cookies are a standard for a reason. They are a little crispy on the outside and so soft on the inside.  


– 1 & 1/4 cups (150g) all-purpose flour – 1/2 teaspoon baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened – 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar – 1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed light or dark brown sugar – 1 cup (255g) peanut butter (creamy or crunchy) – 1 large egg – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 cup (113g) peanuts (optional)*

Warm the oven up to 350°F. Put parchment paper or plastic liners on baking sheets to line them.  

Step 1 


The flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt should all be mixed together with a whisk. Put away.

Step 2

You can use an electric mixer on medium speed to make the peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, and butter light and fluffy. Mix well after adding the egg and vanilla.  

Step 3

Slowly add the flour mixture and mix just until everything is mixed together or there are still a few flour streaks visible. Add the peanuts and mix them in.  

Step 4

Drop the dough onto the prepared pans by the two-tablespoon measure. Make a cross-hatch design on top of the cookies with a fork.   

Step 5

Fry the cookies until they are flat. Put each pan in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until they are lightly browned.

Step 6

Put a wire rack under the pan and let the cookies cool for 5 minutes. After that, move the cookies to a wire rack to cool fully.  

Step 7

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