Introduction: Easy Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

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In this instructable I will show you how to make peanut butter cookies. This recipe is easy to make and the peanut butter cookies wind up being soft and chewy and oh so delicious. If I can make them, you can make them, let's get baking!

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial, or do both!

Step 1: Ingredients

Print the recipe here on my website if you like.


  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup of white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. of milk
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt

Helpful tools:

  • Artisan Mat (Silicone Baking Mat)
  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
  • Whisk
  • Fork
  • Spoon
  • Bowls

***Makes about 2 dozen fairly large cookies

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Step 2: Cream Sugars, Peanut Butter, and Butter

First let's preheat our oven to 375 degrees F. (190 C.) Now we take our softened butter and add it to our bowl with the peanut butter, then add our white and brown sugar. Now using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream those ingredients together, scraping the sides of the bowl after with a spatula.

Step 3: Add Milk, Egg, and Vanilla Extract

Next we add our milk, egg, and vanilla extract, one at a time, mixing in between and scraping the sides as needed. We want to make sure everything is properly and well mixed together. You can probably get away with adding all three at once, but it doesn't take much time to do them separately.

Step 4: Mix Baking Powder, Salt, With Flour

Now we mix our baking powder and salt with our all-purpose flour. Use a whisk or a fork. You can also use a sifter if you like.

Step 5: Mix in Flour

Now we mix in our flour, about a third of it at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Keep doing this until all of the flour is nice and mixed in. Then clean off the beaters. When I was a kid, my favorite part of cookie making was licking the beaters clean, some how my mom always managed to leave only a little bit left on the beaters for me...

Step 6: Form Dough Into Balls

Next we use a spoon and scoop out some dough and then roll it in your hands until it makes a ball. Place it on your cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, then use a fork and push down the cookie. Optionally you can also roll the ball of dough in sugar, before forming it on the cookie sheet.

Step 7: Bake Those Cookies!

Now we bake those cookies at 375 degrees F (190 C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. Bigger cookies will need around 12 minutes in the oven. Once they are done, let them cool on your cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool. There you go, that was pretty easy right? Now go out there and bake your own! :)

Step 8: Video Tutorial

You can print the recipe here if you like.

Don't forget to watch the video tutorial!

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