Soft Peanut Butter Cookies


Snow days call for cookies but our pantry options were lacking. Luckily, A Dash of Sanity came to the rescue! These pair really well with ice cream and chocolate sauce (just saying).


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper, if desired, or spray lightly with cooking spray.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat together until smooth & creamy.

  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix until well combined.

  4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and mix until well combined.

  5. Using a cookie dough scooper or making the dough into 1 inch balls.

  6. Using a fork, press down on each ball of dough to slightly flatten and creating a criss-cross pattern (Note: You can press these down pretty flat, our cookies didn’t melt down a ton and ended up fairly poofy).

  7. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

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