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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies by The BakerMama

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies


With their famous criss-cross pattern and soft, chewy bite, these Classic Peanut Butter cookies are everything a perfect cookie should be. You’ll be hooked at first bite!


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more for flattening
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Blend the butter, peanut butter and sugars in an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until well combined.
  2. Add the egg and beat until well incorporated.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Beat on low speed until just combined and then on medium speed until a thick smooth dough is formed.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate about 1 hour.
  5. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Shape dough into 1.5 tablespoon size balls. Place about 3 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie dough ball in a crisscross pattern with a fork that has been dipped in sugar.
  7. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown, rotating the cookie sheets halfway through the baking time. Cool 5 minutes on the cookie sheets and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely