Soft Peanut Butter Cookies


These easy peanut butter cookies stay soft, have good flavor, and aren't too sweet. You won't make another recipe after this one!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 dozen


  • ½ cup margarine, softened

  • ½ cup peanut butter

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.

  2. Beat together margarine, peanut butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; mix until well combined. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

  3. Roll chilled dough into walnut-size balls and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool cookies on a wire rack, then store in an airtight plastic container to keep soft.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
14g Fat
34g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 273mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 5g
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 111mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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