Peanut Butter Cookies

If you are looking for the best peanut butter cookie with lots of flavors  – this is it! These are crispy, rich and full of peanuts.  Peanut butter cookies are very easy to make and are perfect for a beginner. It was one of the first cookies I learned to make as a child.  I know many people are now allergic to peanuts so if you are passing them out to a group, be sure to inform them that these cookies are made from peanuts.


Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft and full of peanut butter flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 202 kcal
Author Laurie


  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 11/2 cup peanut butter chunky is the best
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 13/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup peanuts chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanut halves (optional garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Prepare 2 ungreased cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the butter, peanut butter and brown sugar. Then add syrup, eggs, (one at a time) and vanilla. Mix the flour, with the baking soda and nuts. Slowly add to the liquid mix stir until just blended. The dough should be tacky in feel and should just hold together. If it is too sticky, add in 1 tablespoon extra flour, a little at a time, and fold after each addition before deciding to add more.
  3. Drop by the dough the cookie sheet ,shap into a ball, gently with your spoon or cookie scoop and then gently press down with a wet fork and flatten each ball making a crisscross pattern. Space 2 inches apart. *Optional-Top with one peanut half. Bake 10 minutes.
  4. An option is to roll into a cylinder shape, about 2 or 3 inches thick, place on a piece of parchment paper and tightly roll up. Keep in the refrigerator or freezer. When you are ready for more cookies, thaw slightly and cut into slices and bake as before.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.