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Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

These Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies are so easy to make with just 4 ingredients and are loaded with peanut butter flavor.

This cookie recipe makes just 1 dozen cookies ready in about 30 minutes.

Why I love this recipe

They are thick flourless cookies and only take one bowl.

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies on a baking sheet.
Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

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Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

granulated sugar

brown sugar

creamy peanut butter

egg

Equipment used in this recipe

How to make Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 – Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3 – In a bowl or a stand mixer, mix together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, and jumbo egg until smooth.

granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, and jumbo egg mixed in a bowl.

Step 4 – Divide into 12 equal portions of cookie dough.

Step 5 – Use your hands to roll into balls and place on the prepared cookie sheet.

cookie dough balls on a baking sheet.

Step 6 – Press down with the tines of a fork one time, just enough to make an impression, on each cookie dough ball.

cookie dough balls pressed with fork marks on top.

Step 7 – Bake for 12 – 14 minutes.

Step 8 – Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes.

baked peanut butter cookies on a baking sheet.

Step 9 – Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Peanut Butter Cookies cooling on a wire rack.

Step 10 – Serve and enjoy. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies on a baking sheet.
Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe FAQ’s

Why do you put a fork in peanut butter cookies?

The fork presses the cookie a little bit flatter since it is dense and won’t spread out very much on its own. This helps them to bake more evenly.

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Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

These Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies are so easy to make with just 4 ingredients and are loaded with peanut butter flavor. They are thick flourless cookies and only take one bowl. Ready in 30 minutes!
4.57 from 48 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cool Time 13 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 201 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 jumbo egg

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl or a stand mixer (or use a hand held mixer), mix together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, and jumbo egg until smooth.
  • Divide into 12 equal portions of cookie dough.
  • Use your hands to roll into balls and place on the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Press down with the tines of a fork one time, just enough to make an impression, on each cookie dough ball.
  • Bake for 12 – 14 minutes.
  • Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

  • This cookie recipe makes just 1 dozen cookies ready in about 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 100mgPotassium: 139mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 20IUCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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4.57 from 48 votes (48 ratings without comment)
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Linda

Thursday 1st of June 2023

I've been making peanut butter cookies this way for years! They're amazing and actually taste like peanut butter unlike so many pb cookie recipes out there.