Two Thick & Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Hello, cookie fabulous-ness!

I put these in the “breakfast” category on the blog due to yesterday’s blog post haha.

Now.  This is one of those recipes that gets better as it ages.  While these are perfectly delicious right out of the oven, I think they are even more awesome about six hours after baking when they’ve had time to completely cool.  And when you bite into them they make your mouth dry with a dryness that only milk can satisfy.  You know what I mean? 

So pretty much every small-batch cookie recipe you see on the internet will make some mention of, “I have to make small-batch cookie recipes because otherwise I’d eat a dozen cookies all at once.” If you feel that drawn to cookies that could be a sign 1) you just need to be eating them more so you don’t feel so deprived or 2) you need to check in to see if you have a variety of ways to soothe your emotions that aren’t only going to food.  Sometimes a cookie can help your situation in that moment…and sometimes it can’t.  You get to decide if a cookie is the right coping mechanism for what is going on in your day.

I like small batch cookie recipes because you get to have a new flavor of cookie consistently.  And Andrew doesn’t get too excited about cookies so a lot of times I’m the only one eating them in our house.  But another option I love, rather than small batch recipes, is to just keep frozen cookie dough in the freezer for anytime cookies.  These freezer cookies got me through the early newborn days. They are so good.  And so are these peanut butter ones.  I recommend enjoying ’em with a ice cold glass of chocolate milk.

Two Thick & Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: makes 2 palm-ish cookies

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp white sugar
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking soda
pinch salt


Preheat oven to 350ºF Softened in microwave for a few seconds.  In a bowl, combine all ingredients.  Use you hands to bring the dough all together.  Roll into 2 balls and press flat a couple times with the back of a fork.  Bake for 12 minutes.

I used a Jif style peanut butter.


  1. Awh, the little fork criss-cross on top just made me nostalgic for making these as a little kid! Even if I couldn’t be trusted breaking eggs and stuff mom always let me do that finishing touch LOL

  2. I loved your blog post yesterday!! sugar is something I struggle with as a fear food and I constantly label it as a “bad” food.
    Is there a way on this recipe I could use sunbutter instead of peanut butter because I am allergic to nuts?

  3. Is there anything better than cookies and ice cold milk? Mm! I love that feeling that you’re talking about, when the only thing that could soothe your peanut butter dry mouth is milk! Yum.

    I shared a post on my blog today with my favorite blogs and there might be a familiar face on there!

  4. Cookies are my absolute favorite choice! I’m really loving oatmeal chocolate chip and chunk with a handful of walnuts tossed in. I’ve been using a flax egg lately so I can just roll them in balls and eat straight from the freezer. :)

  5. I’m absolutely making these for me & Matt this week!!

  6. These look great! Peanut butter is my love language, so I’ll have to try these. I love keeping cookies in my freezer at all times. For some reason, I think frozen cookies > cookies fresh outa the oven.

  7. I’m just waiting for mine to come out of the oven all the way over here in rainy Wales UK.
    Love your blog 😁 always helps me to see things differently xxxx

  8. There is nothing like PB cookies with the fork prints! I really dislike when people talk about “cookies” being so “healthy” they can eat them for breakfast… I’m like or you could just eat a regular, satisfying cookie?? Haha

  9. These were cookie therapy for me today! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Yo…….. this was the warmest and most satisfying cookie. Ever.

  11. Just made this recipe for my cookie-lovin husband….he LOVED them and is in cookie heaven!  (I did not make them for me, because for me, I made your single serve, delicious fudge cake!!!! Happy weekend  you 3 :)

  12. I whipped up these bad boys last night (had 1 for breakfast with some hard boiled eggs), & it was delish! My hubs also loved it!

  13. I whipped these up and ate one right out the oven and then froze the other – just took it out and ate it cold tonight – I like them even more frozen!! So yummy and satisfying.

  14. Yum!! Just made these. If you were wondering if the recipe still works if you forget the baking soda and are all out of eggs the answer is yes. Can’t wait to make them true to form next time!

  15. stuffed mine with a peanut butter cup, yum :) awesome cookies, thanks !!

  16. I love this! Would I be able to sub the sugars with honey?🙋🏼💖🍪

  17. I finally just made these! They turned out so well! I’ll for sure be having one for breakfast!

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