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Criss-Cross Peanut Butter Cookies

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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies


Soft and chewy with a thick centre, these classic Peanut Butter Cookies are quick and easy to make and will be ready in less than twenty minutes.


1 and 3/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 cup salted butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

1 large egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tbsp. granulated sugar (for dipping the cookies into)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a baking mat. (if not using, there is no need to grease the pan)
  3. Place one tablespoon of granulated sugar onto a small plate. This will be used for dipping the rolled balls of cookie dough before baking.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine flour and baking soda. 
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, or large mixing bowl, cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar for one and a half minutes.
  6. Blend in peanut butter, egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  7. Gradually add in flour mixture, mixing just until combined.
  8. Using a small cookie scoop, or by hand, roll into 1 and 1/2-inch balls. 
  9. Dip the tops of the balls into granulated sugar and place onto baking sheet a few inches apart. (12 cookies per cookie sheet)
  10. Using a lightly floured fork, press fork into the balls of dough on the cookie sheet pressing horizontally, then vertically to create a criss-cross pattern.
  11. Bake in 350F oven for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove cookies from oven and allow them to sit on cookie sheet for two minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool.
  13. Store cookies in a plastic covered container or zippered plastic bag for two to three weeks.



Add in 1 cup of chocolate chips to cookie dough before rolling into balls for delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Baked cookies may be frozen for up to three months. Simply place in a freezer container in rows, between sheets of parchment or waxed paper. Thaw at room temperature before eating.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 91
  • Sugar: 6.2 g
  • Sodium: 55.9 mg
  • Fat: 4.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.3 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.9 mg