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peanut butter cookies

Small Batch Peanut Butter Cookies

A quick recipe for a small batch of soft and crumbly peanut butter cookies.
Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter 57g (at room temperature)
  • ¼ cup smooth peanut butter 75g (store-bought, any generic brand that doesn’t separate)
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar 55g
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 45g
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cups all purpose flour 98g
  • A pinch or ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt depending on how salty your pb is, if using salted butter omit the salt
  • Flaked sea salt if desired (see Ingredient notes)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • With a hand mixer, beat together the butter, sugars, salt vanilla and peanut butter until light and fluffy – about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the egg yolks and beat for another 3-5 minutes, give time for the eggs to emulsify into the oils.
  • Add the flour and baking soda and beat to just combine.
  • Portion the dough into 2 tablespoon balls or scoops (here’s my scooper) and sprinkle with sea salt if desired. Bake for 10 minutes.