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Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies are crispy, crunchy and delicious. Simple to make and full of flavor, these cookies make the best peanut butter treat!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter cookies, peanut buutter recipe
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 170kcal


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two large baking pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter, light brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Mix in eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla until combined. Stir in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt until just incorporated. Do not overstir.
  • Drop 2 tablespoon balls of the dough onto the cookie sheet, about 2 inches away from each other. Flatten each cookie with a criss-cross pattern using a fork so that it is about ½ inch high. I prefer to dip my fork into granulated sugar after every 2-3 cookies to help prevent sticking.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Let cool for five minutes before placing on a cooling rack.


See my tips and tricks for making these Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies above the recipe box.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg