Soft Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

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Check out this fantastic recipe for the most delightful soft and chewy peanut butter cookies! Picture a cookie with a chewy inside, crisp edges, and the satisfying crunch of peanuts. Are you a peanut butter enthusiast? If so, you’re in for a treat!

Soft Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 24


  • 1 cup of softened Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup of Sugar plus 2 Tablespoons for the top of the cookies
  • 1 cup of Peanut Butter creamy or crunchy
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups of Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Salt optional if using salted butter
  • 1 cup of Roasted Salted Peanuts ground or finely chopped to resemble breadcrumbs


  • In a big mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar for a whopping 4 minutes. Keep going until it’s light and fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl often.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla, beat for another joyful minute. Then, fold in the peanut butter.
  • Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Don’t forget to fold in those finely ground or chopped roasted salted peanuts.
  • Let the dough chill for at least 1 hour or, even better, overnight. Once chilled, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll the dough into 2-inch balls. Take the remaining sugar and put it in a small bowl. Roll the cookie dough balls in sugar to coat them. Place them on the cookie sheet and press each ball twice with a fork to create a crisscross design.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes or until the edges turn a lovely light golden color. Remember, don’t overbake! These cookies are meant to be soft and chewy. Let them rest for at least 5 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.


And here’s a helpful tip: You can use a mini food processor or a regular food processor to grind the peanuts. If you prefer, a good ol’ knife works too—just finely chop them into small pieces. Happy baking!

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