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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield Makes 14 cookies 1x
Prep: 30 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 40 minutes

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


  • 115 grams (1/2 cup or 1 stick) 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 or all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 45 grams (1/4 cup) demerara or granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced. 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.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cookie Calories: 220
Author: Jessica HolmesCategory: CookiesCuisine: American
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