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The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

If you’ve been around here long, you know that one of our family traditions is baking cookies when it rains. Luckily for our cookie-loving selves, today was one of those rainy days and cookie baking is what we did.

Noah thinks that rainy days are made for chocolate chip cookies, but we opted to bake The Best Peanut Butter Cookies today instead. These cookies are seriously the best peanut butter cookies I’ve ever put in my mouth. They are soft and chewy, not oily or dry. You can bet they’re practically perfect in every way.

row of peanut butter cookies

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The Best

I hope you will try this peanut butter cookie recipe. It really is the best.

One of the things that makes this recipe special is that it only uses brown sugar for sweetness in the cookie dough. This leads to a nice, rich flavor without it being overly sweet.

And it’s loaded with peanut butter. A full cup and a half of peanut butter goes into these bad boys. You will want to use a good ‘ole regular peanut butter like Jif creamy. I would not suggest a natural-type peanut butter for this recipe.

straight stack of peanut butter cookies

These cookies bake up beautifully. Look at how even they are and how well they stacked up on the plate. They look so lovely all covered with sparkly sugar crystals. Doesn’t it make you want to take a bite?

Better bake some today!

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: 4 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

These peanut butter cookies are the best we've ever eaten. They are soft and moist and full of peanut butter flavor. These cookies bake up perfectly every time. 


  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • granulated sugar


  1. In large bowl, mix together butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix well. 
  2. Mix in baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add flour and mix well. Add peanut butter and mix until completely combined. 
  3. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls then roll in granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet. Use a fork to flatten dough.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until light brown. 


For best results, do not use a natural type peanut butter. I prefer Jif creamy peanut butter. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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