Peanut Butter Bite Size Cookies


Are you looking for a moist peanut butter cookie recipe? A lot of peanut butter cookie recipes out there make a dry peanut butter cookie and who wants a dry cookie? These peanut butter cookies are so moist and delicious, how is it a cookie can seem to melt in your mouth? These cookies are bite size so you don’t have to feel guilty about eating 3 or 4 or even 5! It’s amazing such a small cookie could pack so much flavorful punch! Go make them, now! =)


Peanut Butter Bite Size Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen


  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt, set aside. In the mixing bowl of an electric mixer, mix together butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in egg and vanilla. Slowly add dry ingredients. Scoop out 1 even tablespoon of dough at a time and roll into a small ball. Set dough balls on greased cookie sheet and bake 7 - 9 minutes.


  • Renise: This looks fantastic! I think I’ll add the choc drizzle as well! Just one question.
    If I use salted butter do I just omit the salt? August 9, 2012 at 8:53am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Renise – yes I would recommend just omitting the salt if you use salted butter. I hope you enjoy these, wish I had some now =). August 9, 2012 at 3:40pm Reply

  • Roseann: Hi! I made a batch of these cookies and they taste great but i had to flatten them (criss cross with a fork) because they didn’t spread like your cookies (totally retained the ball shape). I wonder what I did wrong? Maybe butter should have been softer when i mixed the dough? I avoid letting butter get too too soft because that can ruin cookie dough. So when I made the dough, the butter was soft enough that it wasn’t stiff. I would say i had it out of the fridge for almost an hour and half. I used Smuckers natural peanut butter and land o lakes unsalted butter. Thanks for your help! January 25, 2013 at 12:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I didn’t use natural peanut butter – I don’t know how much oil is in it vs regular peanut butter but maybe that could be the difference. I would just recommend that you increase the amount of butter slightly next time if you want more spread. Hope that helps! January 28, 2013 at 1:12pm Reply

  • Jessica: These cookies sound amazing. I would have to make my usual adjustments of using sugar substitutes for the sugars…I can’t have much sugar. But I’m wondering also about making pan cookies. It sounds like they would be moist enough for bars, should any adjustments be made with the recipe? April 1, 2013 at 6:03am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think they should probably turn out in bar form as well. I did just post a oatmeal peanut butter bar recipe that is also amazing too if you wanted to check that out. April 2, 2013 at 8:27pm Reply

  • Jessica: Thanks, will definitely be looking into that recipe! I did make these as sugar-free bars with some sugar-free chocolate chips added. Yummy. :) April 8, 2013 at 12:24pm Reply

  • maddu: these were AMZAING forever recipe :) June 2, 2013 at 12:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them maddu :)! June 2, 2013 at 9:47pm Reply

  • Courtney: I’m thinking of trying these out! They look awesome. Oh and very good point, its almost impossible to find a good moist peanut butter cookie nowadays. Thanks for the recipe! July 13, 2013 at 7:33pm Reply

  • Stacie: My boyfriend told me this morning (day of football game) that he wanted peanut butter cookies for the game. Of course I went onto this blog to find a recipe and holy moly these are soft, delicious and amazing! October 20, 2013 at 1:15pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed these cookies Stacie :)! Thanks for leaving a comment! October 26, 2013 at 5:42am Reply

  • Schéhérazade: PLEASE, just publish a cooking book already! I’ll buy one for everybody I love! I adore your blog!
    You’re the best :)
    Thank you for recipes that make my loved ones happy and that make me able to gloat! April 6, 2015 at 2:09pm Reply

  • Ashley S.: Amazing peanut butter cookies!! I am not a baker…ever! But I made these for my husband’s birthday and they turned out exactly as pictured and taste AMAZING. My hubby is so happy! Thank you! June 12, 2017 at 10:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you both loved them Ashley! June 13, 2017 at 11:53am Reply

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