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One Bowl Criss-Cross Peanut Butter Cookies

One Bowl Criss-Cross Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36
Author: Cookie Madness


  • 1 stick 115 grams unsalted butter, softened**
  • 1/2 cup 100 grams packed dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup 96 grams granulated sugar
  • 1 cup 260 grams peanut butter, smooth or chunky (less sweet peanut butters work best)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon 2ml salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon 2ml baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon 2 ml vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted flour 6 oz/168 grams)—if you don’t sift, use 1 1/3 cup
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter chips or however many you want


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C). Line a couple of cookie sheets with parchment paper or leave ungreased/un-lined.
  • Beat the butter and both sugars together. Beat in the peanut butter and egg; Scrape sides of bowl and beat in the salt, baking soda and vanilla. When well blended, add flour and stir until it is blended. Stir in the chips.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls (or scoop with a #70 scoop) and arrange on cookie sheets about 2 1/2-inches apart. Flatten balls with a fork making criss-cross patterns; Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly browned around the edges.
  • Makes about 3 dozen
  • **If you only have salted butter you can use that, but reduce the salt in the recipe to about 1/4 teaspoon.
  • **If you have some, try adding about 1/4 teaspoon of chipotle powder to the batter.