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Peanut Butter Cookies

Simple and easy to make peanut butter cookies. Makes around 30 cookies.


  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (plus an extra 1/4 cup for rolling)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350° F, and line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the melted butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat on medium-high speed until smooth.
  • Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture, and mix until just combined. 
  • Scoop out a heaping tablespoon sized mound of dough and roll it into a ball. Roll the ball in the 1/4 cup of granulated sugar until coated. 
  • Place the dough balls onto the parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. 
  • Use a fork to create crosshatch lines on the top of each cookie.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges of the cookies start to turn golden brown. 
  • Allow cookies to cool on tray for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack.


  • Recipe Source:  The Anthony Kitchen
  • If using salted butter, omit or significantly reduce the salt.
  • I baked these with sweetened peanut butter, but would like to try them with unsweetened peanut butter instead.
  • I'd like to try using chunky peanut butter, or adding some fine chopped peanuts to these cookies next time.