Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

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These chewy peanut butter cookies are a dream! They’re super easy to make, with extra chewy centers, lots of peanut butter flavor, crispy edges, and the perfect bite.

Why You’ll Love These Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Packed with Peanut Butter Flavor: We use creamy peanut butter for the best taste and texture.
  • Super Chewy: Mostly brown sugar keeps these cookies extra chewy.
  • Easy to Make: Just a few simple ingredients and you can have these ready in under 30 minutes!

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 16 cookies


  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter like Jif, not natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour spooned and leveled
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • **Preheat Oven:** Set your oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • **Cream Butter and Sugars:** In a large bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Cream together with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes.
  • **Add Egg Yolks and Vanilla:** Mix in the egg yolks and vanilla extract until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
  • **Add Peanut Butter:** Mix in the creamy peanut butter until smooth.
  • **Combine Dry Ingredients:** Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined. The dough will seem very soft but will firm up.
  • **Scoop Dough:** Use a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop to form 16 dough balls. Place them on the baking sheets about two inches apart.
  • **Bake:** Bake for 10-11 minutes. Bake for 10 minutes for chewier cookies or 11 minutes for crispier edges.
  • **Cool:** Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


**Measure Flour Properly:** Always spoon flour into your measuring cup and level it off with the back of a knife. Never scoop directly from the bag. For accuracy, 1 cup of flour is equal to 125 grams.

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