The Best Ever Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft & Chewy

If you like your cookies soft with a nutty and delicious taste but not too sweet, this is the perfect cookie recipe for you. Peanut butter gives this recipe an amazingly delicious taste taste. It will make you full even after the first bite.

The ingredients are very simple. You just have to combine margarine, peanut butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, and mix them all together. Adding flour, baking soda, and salt afterwards is the grand finale.

When you see the edges turning lightly brown, you’re ready to enjoy these best ever soft peanut butter cookies!

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The Best Ever Soft Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 30


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper, if desired.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat together until smooth & creamy best if using a stand mixer or hand mixer.

  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix until well combined.

  4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and mix until well combined.

  5. Using a cookie dough scooper or making the dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in white granulated sugar if you desire and place on to baking sheet.

  6. Using a fork, press down on each ball of dough to slightly flatten and creating a criss-cross pattern.

  7. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

  8. These keep well for a couple of days in an airtight container.

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