Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Author: Jessica Holmes
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 14 cookies
  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: American


Buttery peanut butter cookies rolled in sugar and baked to perfection.


  • 115 grams (1/2 cup or 1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 135 grams (3/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 125 grams (1/2 cup) smooth peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 245 grams (1 and 3/4 cup) plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 45 grams (1/4 cup) demerara or granulated sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (360 F). Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar and beat using an electric beater for a minute or two until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the vanilla and peanut butter and beat until combined, scrapping down the sides. Add the egg and beat until smooth.
  4. Add the flour and baking soda and mix briefly until a soft cookie dough forms. Roll cookie dough, approximately 1.5 tablespoons each, into balls and roll in extra sugar.
  5. Place on prepared baking trays, leaving room for the cookies to flatten out. Use a fork to flatten the cookies and create a criss-cross pattern.
  6. Place in oven for 10-11 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. Leave to cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 220

Keywords: Peanut butter cookies, Cookies

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