Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

These Peanut Butter Cookies are so easy! The most basic recipe just uses three ingredients (peanut butter, powdered sugar, and an egg) but I like to add chocolate chips and a splash of vanilla. With so few ingredients and just 10 minutes in the oven, these are one of our favorite treats!

For the peanut butter, I use a no-stir creamy brand like H-E-B or Jiff. You can mix in half crunchy if you like more texture. You could also sub in almond butter, but as almond butter can be drier than peanut butter, the cookies may be a bit dry. I haven’t tried cashew butter but it’s on my list!

Chocolate chips are optional. Use milk chocolate for extra sweetness, or dark chocolate for more depth. If you’re looking to reduce the sugar, try a brand like Lilly’s, sweetened with stevia. For a dairy-free option, try the Enjoy Life brand. And wouldn’t Mini M&M’s be so festive for a special occasion?

We hope you get to try these Peanut Butter Cookies! For some other easy cookies, try our Mexican Wedding Cookies, Citrus Shortbread Cutouts, Ted Lasso Biscuits, or Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. Hope you enjoy them!

Peanut Butter Cookies



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, sugar and vanilla. Add peanut butter and stir until combined. Add chocolate chips and stir again.
  3. Using your hands, roll dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Place on the parchment-lined baking sheet about 2″ apart. Gently press the tops of each ball with a fork to form a crosshatch. Top with a few flakes of sea salt if desired.
  4. Bake cookies for 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

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7 Responses

  1. Hi Marie, I just found you on Instagram. I’m trying to print 2 of your recipes that I’d love to give them a try. When I click on download and print I’m having trouble. Is there another way to print your recipes?

    Happy Baking,

    1. Hi Anna! Thanks so much for your note and thanks for following along on Instagram! I apologize for the printing issues. I just uploaded a PDF for the cookies so you can print (just didn’t get to it this weekend when I posted the recipe). Can you let me know the other recipe you’re trying to print? I’ll get a PDF uploaded to that one, too. Sometimes I’m a little behind on getting the PDFs up so I appreciate the reminder 🙂 Please let me know if you need anything else. My goal is to make my website really user-friendly — with no long blog posts, no pop-ups and no ads! Easy to print recipes, too, of course! Thanks again for your feedback. Hugs, Marie

      1. Thank you so much I was able to print the cookies and the valentines scones!! I’m very excited. Thanks again! I’ll be following on instagram.


  2. Thank you so much I was able to print the cookies and the valentines scones!! I’m very excited. Thanks again! I’ll be following on instagram.


    1. Hi Anna! So glad everything worked! Feel free to comment on the website or email me directly at if anything else comes up! I’m here to help and I hope you enjoy the cookies and the scones 🙂 xoxo, Marie

  3. Have you tried making these cookies with almond butter instead of peanut butter? Peanut allergy in the house!


    1. Hi Cat! I haven’t tried it yet but have been meaning to! If you try it let me know how it goes! I bet it would be delicious! Happy baking, Marie

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