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The Best Soft and Thick Peanut Butter Cookies

The best peanut butter cookies - perfectly soft, thick, moist, chewy, and delicious!

Course Dessert
Category Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 -13 Large Cookies
Calories 245 kcal
Author Melissa Rose


  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Chocolate For Dipping I used this


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small glass bowl, microwave butter until melted. Pour into large mixing bowl.
  3. Add in white sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter and mix for 10 seconds.
  4. Add egg and vanilla and mix on medium speed for 20 seconds.
  5. Turn mixer to low speed, and add baking soda and salt. Mix for 10 seconds.
  6. Half cup at a time, add flour and mix until flour is just incorporate (about 10-20 seconds). Do not overmix.
  7. Scoop dough into (3 tablespoon sized) balls. Lightly flatten each ball before placing on cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. They will look underdone, but they will finish baking on the hot cookie sheet after you take it out of the oven. (Of course, because ovens bake differently use your best judgement to keep them in a minute longer if they look severely underbaked.)

  9. After removing from oven, allow the cookies to cool on the hot baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing them from cookie sheet. If dipping in chocolate, allow to cool completely on cooling rack.
  10. For chocolate dip, melt chocolate in microwave at 50% power in 30-second increments until melted. Be sure to stir between each increment.
  11. Immediately dip cookies in chocolate and place on wax paper or parchment to dry. If needed, pop the cookies in the refrigerator to help harden.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Soft and Thick Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 152mg6%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Nutritional information is estimated from a online calculator and can vary based on ingredients. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.