My Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies, an irresistible delight that holds a special place in my heart. From as far back as I can recall, the comforting taste of peanut butter cookies has been a constant source of joy. Their classic appeal and comforting flavor make them an all-time favorite. It’s a pleasure to share my go-to peanut butter cookie recipe, crafted with care and perfected through countless batches. Whether you’re looking for a treat for after-school snacks or a delightful addition to a Christmas Cookie Exchange, this recipe is sure to bring smiles and satisfy cravings. Get ready to indulge in the timeless goodness of homemade peanut butter cookies!


– 1/2 cup of butter

– 1/2 cup peanut butter

– 1/2 cup of sugar

– 1/2 cup brown sugar

– 1 egg

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

– 1 1/4 cups sifted flour

– 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

– 1/4 teaspoon of salt



  1. Preheat the Oven:

 – Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  1. Prepare the Wet Ingredients:

– In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix these ingredients together until they are well combined.

  1. Combine Dry Ingredients:

  – In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

  1. Mix the Batter:

 – Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing well after each addition. Ensure that the batter is thoroughly combined.

  1. Form Cookie Dough:

 – Once the batter is mixed, use your hands to roll it into small balls. The size is up to your preference, but a typical size is about one inch in diameter.

  1. Press with a Fork:

 – Place the cookie balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use a fork, dipped in either sugar or flour to prevent sticking, to press each ball and create a crisscross pattern on the top of the cookies. This also helps to flatten them slightly.

  1. Bake:

– Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Keep an eye on them, as baking times can vary depending on your oven.

  1. Cooling:

– Once done, allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes. This helps them set before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

  1. Enjoy:

– Once the cookies are completely cooled, store them in an airtight container. Enjoy these delightful peanut butter cookies with       your favorite beverage!

These peanut butter cookies are sure to be a hit with friends and family. The combination of butter, peanut butter, and the perfect blend of sugars creates a delicious treat that’s perfect for any occasion.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about My Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies:


Q1: Can I use natural peanut butter instead of regular peanut butter in this recipe?

A1: Yes, you can use natural peanut butter, but keep in mind that it might alter the texture and flavor slightly. Make sure the natural peanut butter is well-stirred before adding it to the recipe.


Q2: Can I substitute the butter with margarine or a butter substitute?

A2: While it’s possible to use margarine or a butter substitute, the flavor and texture of the cookies may be affected. Butter contributes to the classic taste of these cookies, so it’s recommended to use butter for the best results.

Q3: How do I store these peanut butter cookies?

A3: Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They can stay fresh for several days. If you want to keep them longer, consider freezing the cookies for up to three months.


Q4: Can I freeze the cookie dough for later use?

A4: Yes, you can freeze the cookie dough. Form the dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet in the freezer until solid. Then transfer the frozen dough balls to a freezer bag. When ready to bake, allow them to thaw slightly and bake as directed.


Q5: What can I do if my cookies turn out too crispy or too soft?

A5: Adjusting the baking time can help achieve the desired texture. If cookies are too crispy, try reducing the baking time by a minute or two. If they are too soft, extend the baking time slightly. Ovens may vary, so monitor the cookies closely.


Q6: Can I add chocolate chips or nuts to the dough?

A6: Absolutely! Feel free to customize the recipe by adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or other mix-ins to enhance the flavor and texture of your cookies. Add them during the mixing stage before forming the dough into balls.


Q7: Can I make these cookies gluten-free?

A7: Yes, you can experiment with gluten-free flour substitutes. Keep in mind that the texture and taste may differ from the original recipe. Consider using a gluten-free flour blend that is suitable for baking.


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