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The Best Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Servings 2 dozen


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Blend butter, peanut butter and eggs until fluffy.
  • Add brown sugar and white sugar to butter mixture and mix well.
  • Add flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda to mixture and mix well.
  • Roll dough in 1-2" balls and place on greased cookie sheet, or cookie sheet coated with parchment paper.
  • Cookies will spread out when baked so leave plenty of space between them.
  • Taking a wet fork, dip the fork into a small bowl of sugar and make a criss cross pattern on each cookie, flattening them out slightly.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Cool on cookie sheet and then transfer.