How to Make Classic Peanut Butter Cookies from Scratch

Bake the best classic Peanut Butter Cookies from scratch with this step-by-step guide. Soft, fluffy, and delicious!

Peanut Butter Cookies are a classic and timeless dessert that everyone loves. Whether you’re a fan of crunchy or soft and chewy, this recipe is perfect for you! This classic dessert is easy to make and requires only a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the peanut butter, sugar, egg, baking powder, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, form dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a non-stick baking sheet, leaving 2 inches of space between each cookie.
  4. Using a fork, gently press down on each cookie to make a crisscross pattern.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. To ensure the cookies turn out perfectly, it’s important to follow the oven temperature and time specified in the recipe.
  2. Check for doneness by gently pressing the center of a cookie. If it springs back, it’s ready. If it leaves an indentation, it needs to bake for a few minutes longer.
Peanut Butter Cookie isolated on a white background


Peanut Butter Cookies are a classic dessert that are perfect for any occasion. With this recipe, you can enjoy soft and chewy peanut butter cookies right in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner, this recipe is quick, simple, and easy to follow. The only thing left to do is enjoy!

Enjoy these cookies as a sweet treat with a glass of milk or as a dessert after a meal. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding in some chocolate chips or chopped peanuts for a fun twist. The possibilities are endless! Make sure to store them in an airtight container to keep them fresh for up to a week.

Peanut Butter Cookies are a classic dessert that are easy to make and always a hit with family and friends. So, give this recipe a try and bake up a batch of delicious and fluffy peanut butter cookies today!

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