These soft peanut butter cookies are very easy to make. They don’t contain any flour, butter, or eggs. The cookies come out very soft and melt in your mouth. They take less than 20 minutes to make, including baking time.
I’m excited to share this super easy peanut butter cookie recipe today. The cookies come out puffy and soft and will stay soft for days. I previously shared another 2 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe which I also love but I had several people ask me for a soft cookie version, so here it is! If you prefer soft-baked cookies, definitely give this one a try.
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Powdered Sugar
Creamy peanut butter: I used natural unsweetened creamy peanut butter but you can also use regular creamy peanut butter.
Powdered Sugar: This recipe works best with powdered sugar. If you don’t have powdered sugar, you can blend white granular sugar in a food processor or blender until it becomes a powder consistency. Powdered sugar will firm up the cookie dough. Using regular sugar will cause the dough to be very liquidy. Powdered sugar will also melt as the cookies bake. When I made these with regular granular sugar, the sugar crystals did not melt and left some crunchy bits inside the cookies.
How to Make Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
- The peanut butter is mixed with the sugar. This should take less than a minute and then your cookie dough is done!
- Scoop the dough with a cookie scoop and place it onto a baking sheet. The cookies are then ready to go into the oven to bake.
Texture of Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
These cookies bake up puffy and soft. When you bite in, the cookie almost melts in your mouth. Because the cookies don’t contain eggs, they lack a binding agent so the cookies do crumble more easily than traditional cookies. You can still pick them up to eat them, but you have to be more gentle with them.
How to Store Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
Cookies can be stored at room temperature. You can store them in an airtight container, but if you have room, I recommend leaving them on a baking sheet and covering the baking sheet with plastic wrap. Because these cookies are more delicate and crumble easier, it’s best not to stack them if you want to keep them whole.
More Peanut Butter Recipes
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- 2 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
- 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bread
2 Ingredient Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1/2 cup (128 g) creamy peanut butter
- 4 tbsp (24 g) powdered sugar (can add 1-2 more tbsp for sweeter cookies)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl add peanut butter and sugar. Stir until sugar is completely incorporated into the peanut butter. You can taste the dough and if you don't think it is sweet enough, you can add 1-2 tbsp more sugar.
- Use a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop and scoop up cookie dough. Release it onto prepared baking sheet. Repeat with rest of the dough. Use your fingers to gently smooth the surface of each dough ball.
- Bake cookies for 13-15 minutes or until edges turn a darker shade of brown and surface of the cookies are dry and slightly cracked. Let cookies cool completely on cookie sheet before removing them with a cookie spatula.
- This is a small batch recipe. The cookies are quite rich in peanut butter flavor, so it's hard to eat more than one at a time. If you want more cookies, you can double the recipe.
- These cookies are very soft. Because there is no egg acting as a binding agent, the cookies will crumble more easily.
- I used natural peanut butter but it can be made with regular peanut butter. This recipe works best with powdered sugar. You can make your own powdered sugar by blending white sugar in food processor or blender until it becomes powder consistency. See post for why powdered sugar is used in this recipe instead of regular granular sugar.
- Storage tips are discussed in the post.
- Recipe inspired from Shape.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.