Soft Peanut Butter Cookies


Tomorrow, March 1st, is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day!

It’s like Christmas, only better!

How will you be spending the day? I’ll be going to a Math Fair to present my project on probability.


And then coming home and making cupcakes!

In honor of the holiday, I made these Soft-Baked Peanut Butter Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction. When I make peanut butter blossoms, I usually use the Hershey’s recipe. There are only three small differences between the two cookies: the soft cookie has 1/4 cup less flour, 1/2 tsp less baking soda, and instead of 1/3 cup each brown and white sugar, it has 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup white sugar.

These changes made a huuuuge difference. Peanut butter blossoms are usually more crunchy, but these cookies were as soft as a pillow (well, maybe not).

Cream the butter and sugars until creamy. I used applesauce instead of butter, as usual. Cream in the peanut butter, then eggs, then vanilla. Slowly mix in the flour and baking soda.


It is recommended that you refrigerate these cookies for at least a half hour before baking. Then drop onto greased cookie sheets and bake for 8-9 minutes. They will look undercooked, but they’re not! They firm up a bit as they cool, but not much. These are the softest cookies I’ve ever made.


Soft Baked Peanut Butter Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or applesauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Cream butter or applesauce with sugars.
  3. Add peanut butter, then egg, then vanilla.
  4. Mix in baking soda and flour.
  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, at least.
  6. Drop onto cookie sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes. They will look underdone!!

Conclusions: Soooo soft. It’s really interesting how reducing the flour by 1/4 cup can make the cookies that much softer than Hershey’s peanut butter blossoms. I wonder if the differing sugar ratios had any effect on this, as well.


Other Peanut Butter Recipes for National Peanut Butter Lovers Day:

Peanut Butter Banana Layered Blondies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Oreo Peanut Butter Cake Pops

45+ Peanut and Peanut Butter Recipes

Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

M&M Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

Chubby Hubby Buckeye Peanut Butter Truffles

Peanut Butter Yogurt Pie

Peanut Butter Smores Blondies

Link Parties:

Riverton Housewives’ Roundup

The Best Blog Recipes Weekend Retreat

Glued to My Crafts’ Crafty Thursday Obsessions

The Crafty Blog Stalker’s Blog Stalking Thursday

Angel’s Homestead Saturday Spotlight

Six Sisters’ Stuff Strut Your Stuff Saturday

SITS Girls’ Sharefest

Homemaker on a Dime Creative Bloggers’ Party and Hop

Mrs. Happy Homemaker’s Bulletin Board

Sweet 2 Eat Baking’s Sugar and Slice Sunday Link Party

Flour Me with Love’s Mix it Up Monday

Jam Hands’ Recipe Sharing Monday

Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms’ Melt in Your Mouth Monday

Still Being Molly’s YOLO Mondays Link-Up

Pint Sized Baker’s Two Cup Tuesdays

Nap Time Creations’ Tasteful Tuesdays

Inside BruCrew Life’s Trick or Treat Tuesday

Mom on Timeout’s Your Creative Timeout Party

Buns in My Oven’s What’s Cooking Wednesday

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