Peanut Butter Cookies For Two

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Hellooooo guys! Have you ever found yourself craving something sweet, but have nothing in the house and the thought of making an entire batch of cookies seems completely overwhelming? Well you know I certainly have, and that’s where this recipe for peanut butter cookies for two comes in.

It’s simple, quick, and perfect for those moments when you need just a couple of cookies (because let’s be honest, no one wants just ONE cookie—two is way better).

Two peanut butter cookies sitting on a plate with two cups of coffee in tin mugs.

Why Make Peanut Butter Cookies for Two?

There are so many reasons to love this recipe. First, it’s incredibly easy and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, effort, or time. And hey, sometimes, you just don’t want to deal with the hassle of making a dozen or more cookies, especially if you’re only baking for yourself…or you and special someone. These peanut butter cookies for two are a perfect solution. They’re just the right amount without having batches of cookies laying around to tempt you later on.

Another thing that makes this recipe fantastic is its simplicity. You don’t need any special equipment or hard-to-find ingredients. And everything comes together in one small bowl and with one spoon, making cleanup a breeze.

Oh, and the single most important reason is, of course, that the cookies are insanely delicious.

Two peanut butter cookies sitting on a white plate with coffee in the background.

The Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Unsalted butter
  • Peanut butter (regular old Jiff or Skippy work best)
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Egg yolk
  • All-purpose flour
  • Sea salt
  • Baking soda
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The Process For Making Peanut Butter Cookies For Two

  1. Preheat Your Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Line one baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the Butters and Sugars: In a small mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and sugar with the back of a large spoon until smooth and creamy.
Sugar, brown sugar, butter, and peanut butter in a glass bowl with an old spoon.
Partially creamed ingredients with a spoon sitting in the bowl.
  1. Add the Wet Ingredients: Stir in the vanilla extract and the egg yolk until fully combined.
Creamed butter, sugar, and peanut butter in a glass bowl with an old spoon.
Egg and vanilla added to creamed butter, sugar, and peanut butter in a glass bowl.
  1. Incorporate the Dry Ingredients: Add the flour, sea salt, and baking soda to the bowl. Mix until no streaks of flour remain. The dough will be fairly thick, but that’s perfect for these cookies.
Wet ingredients incorporated in a glass bowl with an old spoon.
Dry ingredients added to the bowl.
  1. Form the Cookies: Divide the dough in half and roll each portion into a ball gently with your hands. Roll each ball in extra sugar to coat the outside.
Peanut butter cookie dough mixed up in a glass bowl with an old spoon.
A ball of peanut butter cookie dough sitting in a bowl of sugar, ready for rolling.
  1. Bake: Place the dough balls on the lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 11 minutes. Rotate the pan halfway through to ensure even baking. The cookies will spread a bit and will crack open on the top.
  2. Cool and Enjoy: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for several minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Be sure to check out the full ingredient list and recipe instructions below.
A peanut butter cookie that's broken in half on a white plate with a cup of coffee.

About These Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are soft, chewy, and bursting with peanut buttery goodness. The combination of brown sugar and granulated sugar gives them a rich flavor and perfect texture. They have just the right amount of sweetness, and the extra sugar coating adds a little crunch (which I LOVE).

I personally appreciate a plain Jane peanut butter cookie, but if you don’t necessarily, try adding a few chocolate chips to the dough or drizzle some melted chocolate on top after baking. Or, if you like a bit of a salty-sweet combo (me), sprinkle a little flaky sea salt on top of each cookie before baking. It only makes them better—swear!

Two peanut butter cookies on white plates sitting with two cups of coffee and a light blue napkin.

Whether you’re looking for a quick dessert, a fun baking project with kids (or grandkids), or a way to satisfy a sudden craving for cookies, these peanut butter cookies for two are the perfect solution.

They’re easy to make, incredibly delicious, and just the right size for sharing (or not—no judgement here). You’ll love how simple and satisfying it is to make just a couple of perfect peanut butter cookies. Happy baking my friends!

Two peanut butter cookies sitting on a white plate with coffee in the background.

Peanut Butter Cookies For Two

By: Kristine Underwood
These peanut butter cookies for two are soft, chewy, and loaded with rich peanut butter flavor. Perfect for satisfying a sweet craving without the hassle of a full batch, they're quick to make and ideal for a cozy dessert or a small treat to share.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Sweets & Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cookies
Calories 358 kcal

ingredients
 
 

  • 1 TBS unsalted butter (very soft)
  • 3 TBS peanut butter
  • 2 TBS brown sugar
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 TBS flour (all purpose)
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • Extra sugar (for rolling)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line one baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and sugar until smooth and creamy.
    1 TBS unsalted butter, 3 TBS peanut butter, 2 TBS brown sugar, 2 TBS sugar
  • Add the vanilla extract and egg yolk and stir to combine.
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 egg yolk
  • Add the flour, sea salt, and baking soda to the bowl and mix until no streaks of flour remain.
    3 TBS flour, 1/8 tsp sea salt, 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • Divide the dough in half and roll into a ball gently with hour hands. Roll each ball in extra sugar and place on the lined baking sheet.
    Extra sugar
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 11 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through to ensure even baking.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • If you need to store a cookie, place it in an airtight container for 3-4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cookieCalories: 358kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 8gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 326mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 305IUCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg
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12 Comments

  1. Wow! My sister and I made them for a last minute dessert and they were so good! What a brilliant idea.5 stars

    1. Hi Sharon! Thank you so much, I’m flattered! So glad you enjoyed the cookies too. 🙂

  2. I made these cookies after dinner last night and they were incredible! The perfect size and amount!5 stars

  3. This was the perfect date night recipe to make with my wife. We enjoyed being together and having a cookie. Thank you for helping us create memories. The cookies were amazing too! 🙂5 stars

    1. Okay Ned, this is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your story and I’m truly honored these cookies were a part of your date night. 💕

  4. What a great recipe. Delicious peanut butter cookies for a special dessert for two.5 stars

    1. Thank you so much, Andrea! I’m glad you enjoyed the cookies. Happy baking!

  5. This is perfect for me and my toddler when we sneak out of bed for some midnight snack! Haha! Thanks for the recipe!!5 stars

    1. Hahaha Sharon, yes it sure it! What a cute thing to do with your little one. Happy baking!

  6. I loved how soft and flavorful these peanut butter cookies turned out. And, the smaller recipe size is brilliant when you just want a treat but not cookies for dayssss!5 stars

    1. Thank you so much Lauren! I have such a problem with restraint, a solid two cookies is perfect for me too! 😁