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Peanut Butter Cookies with criss cross marksstacked
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5 from 8 votes

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

These classic Peanut Butter Cookies are hard to resist.  They’re wonderfully soft, buttery and packed full of peanut butter flavor.  Enjoy with a cold glass of milk for a real throwback treat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Cooling Time2 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 162kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


  • ½ cup Butter room tempreture
  • ¾ cup Peanut Butter creamy or chunky; Jif or similar brand
  • 1 ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Milk
  • 1 ¾ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ¾ teaspoon Baking Soda


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, add the room temperature butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar. Using the paddle attachment, cream until light and fluffy, or about 3 minutes.
  • Add in the egg, then mix on low to combine. Then add in the vanilla, salt and milk and mix on low to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda, then add this to the butter mixture and mix on low, just until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to be sure there are no lumps of butter in your dough.
  • Once mixed, scoop and roll the cookie dough into 1 ¼" balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Use a fork to flatten the cookies, creating a cross pattern.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes, or until the bottoms are very lightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack. Enjoy!



Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg