I made these yesterday to help a friend feel better. I have made countless recipes of peanut butter cookies throughout my life, and these are probably the best. I’ll definitely be using this again. I was told they are “Better than… a lot of things,” “<mumbling with full mouth>,” and “The bomb dot com.” I found this recipe on a blog called Alaska From Scratch. The recipe says it makes 2 dozen cookies, but my scoop is small, so I got 4 dozen.


  • 1-1/4c all-purpose flour
  • 3/4t baking soda
  • 1/2t baking powder
  • 1/4t salt
  • 1/2c butter, softened
  • 1c peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, your preference)
  • 3/4c sugar + more for rolling cookies
  • 1/2c firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1T milk
  • 1t vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand-mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and peanut butter together until smooth and fluffy. Add the sugars until combined, then incorporate the egg, followed by the milk and vanilla. Gradually add in the flour mixture and beat until thoroughly combined.
  4. In a small bowl, put a few tablespoons of sugar for rolling your cookies. Using a medium cookie scoop, portion out your dough and roll each ball into the sugar until coated on all sides. Place on baking sheet, allowing room for the cookies to spread out while baking.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes (mine were perfect at 11), being careful not to overbake. The cookies will look slightly underdone in the center, but they are not. They will set up as they cool.


Source: http://www.alaskafromscratch.com/2012/09/10/perfect-peanut-butter-cookies/