Mix the dry ingredients into the wet just combined. The dough will be very soft. As long as it holds a scooped peanut butter cookie dough ball shape, the dough is ready to bake. If not, transfer the dough to chill in the fridge for 20 - 30 minutes.
Scoop about 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of soft peanut butter cookie dough onto a lined baking sheet . Place about 8 balls of pb cookie dough on the baking sheet about 2 - 3 inches apart. Top with a pinch of granulated sugar.
Bake the chewy old fashioned peanut butter cookies for 10 - 12 minutes. The edges will be set and lightly golden brown.Remove the cookies from the oven onto a cooling rack or stove top for 3 - 5 minutes.