Irresistible Bliss: The Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

There’s something magical about the perfect peanut butter cookie – the delicate balance of nutty flavor, chewy texture, and that irresistible melt-in-your-mouth goodness. If you’ve been on a quest for the ultimate peanut butter cookie recipe, your search ends here. Get ready to embark on a journey of baking bliss as we unveil the secrets to creating the most decadent, mouthwatering peanut butter cookies ever.


  1. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  3. 1 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  7. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  8. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  9. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  10. 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat Your Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  2. Cream Together Butter, Peanut Butter, and Sugars: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, creamy peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add Eggs and Vanilla: Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated before adding the next. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually Add Dry Ingredients to Wet Mixture: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; you want a soft, chewy texture.
  6. Shape into Cookies: Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough and roll them into balls. Place them on the prepared baking sheets, leaving enough space between each for spreading.
  7. Create the Classic Crosshatch Pattern: Use a fork to create the classic crosshatch pattern on each cookie by gently pressing down on the dough in a crisscross pattern.
  8. Bake to Perfection: Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Keep a close eye to avoid over-baking; you want the cookies to be soft and chewy.
  9. Cool and Indulge: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, indulge in the rich, peanut buttery goodness of your homemade treats.
  10. Store and Share: Store your peanut butter cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh. Better yet, share them with friends and family to spread the joy of these irresistible delights.

Get ready to fall in love with baking all over again as you savor each bite of these heavenly peanut butter cookies. Whether enjoyed with a glass of cold milk or shared at a gathering, these treats are bound to become a timeless favorite in your recipe repertoire.