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Soft & Chewy Classic Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar for rolling


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter and peanut butter until combined.
  • Add white and brown sugar and beat for 2-3 minutes, until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and mix again until combined.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda and whisk until combined.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the stand mixer while mixing on low speed.
  • Do not overmix the dough.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours, until dough is firm enough to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a 1 tbsp. cookie scoop to scoop cookie dough and roll into a ball.
  • Roll the cookie dough balls in white sugar and place on the baking sheet.
  • Press the cookies down with a fork to create a criss-cross pattern on the cookies.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • ENJOY!