Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

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Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies, made with brown sugar and creamy or crunchy peanut butter, have a crispy outer edge and a soft, chewy middle. Delicious cookie recipe!

Chewy peanut butter cookies stack with a bite taken out

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies are yet another cookie recipe we’ve made for years. While they might not rank quite as high in my mind as my favorite chocolate chip cookies (remember, they’re my favorite), they’re still a very delicious cookie.

These peanut butter cookies have a slightly crispy edge and a soft, chewy middle. The key is to smash them down just a little bit with your fork before baking… If you leave a little thickness, though, you’ll have a much chewier cookie.

While I prefer to use creamy peanut butter, you can also use crunchy. I’ve also made these with the honey-infused peanut butter, and they’re always so good when I make them that way. The choice is totally up to you.

Another favorite peanut butter cookie recipe of mine is this Monster Cookies recipe. So soft and chewy!

Stack of chewy peanut butter cookies on a paper bag with a cup of milk

You may also enjoy this recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

Tips for how to make Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies:

First you’ll need to gather your ingredients… You’ll need unsalted butter, light brown sugar, pure cane sugar, eggs, peanut butter, vanilla extractunbleached all-purpose flourbaking soda, and sea salt.

  • Pre-heat your oven to 375°.
  • Cream together (or mix together) the unsalted butter, light brown sugar, and pure cane sugar.
  • Beat the eggs; then add them to the mixture, mixing well.
  • Use a cookie scoop to add rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet.
  • Press each each of the dough balls with a sugar coated fork, first one direction, then the other.
  • Bake the cookies at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden and done.
  • When you remove each batch from the oven, remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and allow them to cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve with a nice tall glass of ice cold milk.
  • And here’s another tip: When you store them in the cookie jar, place a piece of bread in the cookie jar with them; this will keep your cookies soft and chewy, especially if they browned a little too much while baking.

Alternative options for this peanut butter cookie recipe:

  • Again, while I prefer to use creamy peanut butter, you can definitely use crunchy.
  • Another option is to use honey-infused peanut butter; they’re always so good when I make them that way.
  • Add chocolate chips to your cookie dough to make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

Chewy peanut butter cookies on a plate with a cup of milk

More cookie recipes I know you’ll love:

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Grandma’s Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Crisp Cutout Sugar Cookies

Golden Snitch Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops

Kitchen tools you may need to make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mixer or Hand Mixer – Your mixer will be your best friend if you love to bake.

Measuring Spoons and Cups – for measuring out your ingredients.

Large Mixing Bowl – You’ll need a bowl if you’re mixing by hand or with a hand mixer. It also comes in handy when sifting.

Sifter – for sifting the dry ingredients together.

Cookie Scoop – I wasn’t sold on my cookie scoop at first; Dan wanted me to use it, but I was used to just using a spoon and my fingers. But he was right… It saves dough, makes a smaller cookie, and lends to a rounder cookie.

Cookie Sheet – Mine comes in handy for so many things, including baking cookies.

Cookie Spatula – for removing the hot cookies from the cookie sheet.

Wire Rack – This allows the cookies to rest and cool before you put them in the cookie jar.

Stack of chewy peanut butter cookies on a brown paper bag with a cup of ice cold milk

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Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies, made with brown sugar and creamy or crunchy peanut butter, have a crispy outer edge and a soft, chewy middle. Delicious cookie recipe!

Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 3 dozen

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 375°.
  2. Cream together (or mix together) the unsalted butter, light brown sugar, and pure cane sugar.
  3. Beat the eggs; then add them to the mixture, mixing well.
  4. Mix in the peanut butter and vanilla extract.
  5. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Mix the dry ingredients into your cookie dough.
  7. Use a cookie scoop to add rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet.
  8. Press each each of the dough balls with a sugar coated fork, first one direction, then the other.
  9. Bake the cookies at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden and done.
  10. When you remove each batch from the oven, remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and allow them to cool on a wire rack.
  11. Serve with a nice tall glass of ice cold milk.
  12. And here’s another tip: When you store them in the cookie jar, place a piece of bread in the cookie jar with them; this will keep your cookies soft and chewy, especially if they browned a little too much while baking.

Recipe Notes

 

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