Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

Everyone needs the Perfect Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe, and this is the one. Perfectly soft and chewy peanut butter cookies that stay that way until they are gone!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies  and  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are a few of my favorite peanut butter cookies recipes to bake.

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After a wonderful blogcation I’m back! We had a fun and family filled weekend that was just what I needed. I spent time with the kids walking everywhere, exploring spring flowers, digging tunnels at White Sands (the natural sand box that is practically in my mother-in-law’s backyard), and reading a few good books. April is full of traveling, packing, and moving and this was just the calm I needed before the crazy.

Since I’m still feeling a bit like I’m on vacation I thought I’d keep things simple and light with my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe today. It’s a keeper. These cookies turn out soft and chewy with just the right amount of peanut butter flavor. The secret to soft and chewy peanut butter cookies is just a bit of corn syrup. I know corn syrup isn’t a super natural product, but I have it on hand to make our very favorite white cloud icing. Just a little goes a long ways in the texture department for this recipe, so it’s worth using a bit in my opinion.

Hope you all can take a slow day, bake some cookies, listen to the spring bird chirps, and enjoy this perfect weather! Thanks so much for stopping in!

How long should cookies cool before removing them from the pan?

Allow to cool on the pan for a minute or two before moving them to a wire rack to cool.

Can you use natural peanut butter in cookies?

Yes, but the consistency will change a bit and the cookies will spread out  more.

How do you know when peanut butter cookies are done?

They are cooked when the edges are light brown. Since the cookies are darker in color to start with, I like to turn on my oven light so I can see if the edges are turning light brown.

Peanut Butter Cookies


Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x


Everyone needs the perfect peanut butter cookie recipe, and this is the one. Perfectly soft and chewy peanut butter cookies that stay that way until they are gone!



  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 to 3 1/4 cups white flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a Kitchen Aid with the cookie paddle attached cream the butter, peanut butter, and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and beat to incorporate after each one. Add the corn syrup, milk and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy, around 30 seconds. Add the flour, soda, and salt and mix until well combined. You will know the cookies have enough flour when you can touch the dough and roll it in your hands without it sticking to you. It shouldn’t be sticky.
  2. Roll a small ping-pong sized ball of cookie dough in your hands. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and lightly press with a fork twice, making a criss-cross shape on the top. Don’t be tempted to flatten them too much, they will spread nicely since you used butter and not margarine. The flattened cookie should be about a half inch thick. Bake for 9-11 minutes (I baked them 10 minutes even). Allow to cool on the pan for a minute or two before moving them to a wire rack to cool.
  3. Store in an air-tight container once cooled so that you don’t stare at them all day and eat one every time you walk by.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 304
  • Sugar: 34.1g
  • Sodium: 181.1mg
  • Fat: 10.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.2g
  • Protein: 4.8g
  • Cholesterol: 26.1mg

Keywords: Cookies, Dessert, Peanut Butter

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I added a cup of dark chocolate chips but, Omg. I LOVE the way these turned out, a perfect soft and chewy 🙂


the cookies look yummy!

Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen

Oh yum, your cookies look delicious!

Barbara Schieving

I’m due for a blogcation too. Great idea. As are these cookies. Thanks for the link love.

Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.