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A peanut butter cookie like you’ve never had before. Say goodbye to dry…make bakery-style, soft peanut butter cookies with this easy recipe.
Do you love peanut butter cookies? We do!! Today we’ve got an easy peanut butter cookie recipe that you can use for other classic cookies such as peanut butter cup cookies, peanut blossoms and chocolate chip peanut butter cookies.
Time to share another of our “famous” bakery style cookie recipes! (Famous= popular in our family.) If I had to choose one of our bakery style cookie recipes as my favorite, these soft peanut butter cookies would be at the top of the list.
We posted this recipe originally in 2013. Since then we’ve had a collection of bakers who think they are amazing, but the same size group of bakers who said they did not like them. That they were too “floury” and didn’t taste like peanut butter.
I’ve tested this recipe over and over and they’ve consistently been one of my best peanut butter cookies. So instead of changing the recipe, I’m describing these cookies a little differently in hopes that the outcome meets your expectations.
Yes, these are peanut butter cookies, but they are not old fashioned peanut butter cookies that are thin and in my opinion, a little dry. Those recipes are loaded with peanut butter and not much flour and are more of a traditional peanut butter cookie that you remember grandma making. Here’s what they are like:
Dogs love peanut butter, but make your pups some homemade dog biscuits while you’re making these cookies!
We find that natural peanut butter makes the cookies too soft. We recommend using traditional peanut butter in these cookies. If you figure out how to use natural peanut butter, let us know how much to use and we’ll add an update.
This dough is super easy to whip up. All you need is a few basic ingredients, a mixer, and 10 minutes. Here are a few tips:
We think you’ll find that with our recipe, the cookies are soft (and stay soft!). But if you have a recipe that you are struggling with, use these tips.
Okay, and one more thing- if you don’t need these cookies right now but know that you’ll want them in the near future, they are very freezable!
Yes! This peanut butter cookie recipe works great for freezing. Here’s how we do it.
You can freeze cookie dough for up to 3 months as long as it is sealed properly.
All you have to do when you are ready for freshly baked cookies is pull them out of the freezer, then let them defrost fully before opening the container or bag. Once the cookies are cold but completely defrosted, you’re ready to bake them.
If you’re wanting to bake the cookies first, store them in the same process that we use above. The Rubbermaid containers are GREAT for freezing. Use wax paper (or parchment paper) between the layers so the cookies don’t stick.
Yes! The cookies are amazing with chocolate chips. You can add peanut butter chips as well for extra peanut butter flavor.
Do you love traditional chocolate chip cookies? You’ve come to the right place!