Criss Cross Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
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5 from 6 votes

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Everyone needs a classic, old-fashioned peanut butter cookie recipe. Make bakery-style, soft peanut butter cookies at home with this simple recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bake sale recipes, criss cross cookies, easy cookies, peanut butter cookies, soft cookies
Servings: 30
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Julie Clark


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar for sprinkling


  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add vanilla and mix. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to mixture in mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Use a large cookie scoop (or whatever size scoop you'd like!) and roll the dough into balls.
  • Place the dough balls on a non-stick baking mat. Use the tins of a fork to make a criss-cross pattern, pressing down into the cookie dough. Sprinkle extra white sugar on the tops of the cookies. Refrigerate the cookies for 30 minutes.
  • Bake the cookies at 375 degrees for 9-10 minutes. If you like cookies to be soft, be sure not to overbake them. They shouldn't be browned at all.
  • Store in an airtight container.



The calories shown are based on the recipe making 30 cookies, with 1 serving being 1 cookie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 92mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.1mg