Whip up a batch of my popular, tried and true ultimate peanut butter cookie recipe!
This is a soft and chewy peanut butter cookie that is to die for.
I created the recipe for these peanut butter cookies when my local Tim Horton’s stopped carrying their amazing chunky peanut cookies.
These cookies taste just as good as Tim Horton’s peanut butter cookies, in fact some say they taste even better!
If you are a fan of peanut butter, these cookies are a must. I have used this recipe for years and it never disappoints.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Now, I do enjoy these 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies.
But, I always come to this one, when I get a craving.
Gather these ingredients needed to make these Peanut Butter Cookies
- Brown sugar
- Chunky peanut butter
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Peanut butter chips
Then scroll down for full peanut butter cookie measurements and instructions on creating this recipe – including a full recipe card that you can print for free that helps you shop and create easily in your kitchen!
How to Make the Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookie
Preheat your oven and prep your baking sheet.
In a bowl you will mix up the sugar, butter, and peanut butter till creamy.
Now you will incorporate your fry ingredients. Then fold in the peanut butter chips and nuts.
Scoop up your cookies and place on the baking sheet. Flatten with a fork for that classic peanut butter print.
Bake as directed then place your homemade cookies on a cooling rack.
For this recipe you do not need to chill the dough. Just whip up, place on a cookie sheet, press down and bake. An easy cookie recipe that is simple to make!
Peanut butter cookies are known for the fork Mark imprint. You will find that peanut butter cookies are dense. If baked without marks it will not bake evenly.
Pressing down the marks allows for an even bake. Without it you will find your cookies would not cook evenly.
If your peanut butter cookies are hard it means you over cooked them a bit. Peanut butter cookies are delicate.
Take the cookies out as soon as they are no longer wet or offer a raw dough center. Then let them sit on the cookie sheet for a minute to finish cooking. Then remove and place on a cooling rack to stop the cooking process on the pan.
If you want to use natural peanut butter, the key is to really stir the peanut butter. With natural peanut butter all the oil is at the top of the jar.
Really mix it together before you scoop and measure, or it can negatively affect your cookie dough.
Peanut butter cookies can be stored at room temperature on the counter. Place cooled cookies in an airtight container or sealable bag.
The cookies can store for up to a week.
Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Cookies
In terms of freezing, you can freeze the cookies.
Place in the proper container and freeze for up to 3 months. Then thaw on the counter or toss in the microwave to defrost faster.
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Let me know how you enjoy these cookies! It is a favorite of mine. Great for bake sales, giving as a treat to a loved one, cookie exchange, etc!
Here is my Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe!
I made a batch of these and promised in the Saving Dollars and Sense Facebook Community that there would be a post with all the directions to make the Ultimate Peanut Butter cookie – which I’ve been told is better than the ones we used to get at Tim Horton’s!
Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookie
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
- 1 cup roasted peanuts
- Heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Beat sugars, peanut butter, butter, and egg in a large bowl.
- Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Stir in peanut butter chips & roasted peanuts.
- Shape into 2 inch balls, then flatten and put them on a cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 9-10 minutes.
I would love to hear how these turn out for you and if your family loved them as much as mine did.