This classic recipe for peanut butter cookies gives perfectly chewy cookies every time with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Keyword: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Cream butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Then, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix them together well.
Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.
Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Crisscross with a fork to flatten cookie dough.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
If this recipe yields too many cookies all at once, freeze some of the cookie dough balls for easy baking in the future!
We chilled the dough overnight after mixing then the next day let it sit at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before forming it into balls and baking. This step is optional but you are welcome to give it a try if you have any trouble with the cookies spreading too much.
Use a small cookie scoop to create uniform-size dough balls.
After cookies have cooled, add a dollop of your favorite jam to make a PB&J thumbprint cookie.