Peanut butter cookies are a classic American dessert that is loved by people of all ages. They are soft, chewy, and full of peanut butter flavor.

· 1 cup (2 sticks; 227g) unsalted butter, softened · 1 cup (200g) packed light or dark brown sugar


· 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar · 1 large egg · 1 cup (250g) creamy peanut butter · 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

· 2 1/4 cups (340g) all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled) · 1 teaspoon baking soda · 1 teaspoon salt

· Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.


· In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg until well combined.

· Add the peanut butter and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. · In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

· Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

· Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.

· Flatten each ball with a fork, making a crisscross pattern. · Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

· Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Peanut butter cookies are a delicious and versatile treat that can be enjoyed for any occasion. They are perfect for a snack, dessert, or to share with friends and family.