Peanut Butter Cookies

I love peanut butter cookies and this is my go to recipe when I want them. This recipe came from a good friend. I got the recipe from her after she made the cookies for us and my husband actually ate them. Normally he wouldn’t ever eat peanut butter cookies.

This recipe has a little versatility to them. You can scoop ’em up plain, roll them in sugar, or mix in some chocolate chips. I like to do half plain and half with chocolate chips. I also cook these cookies until they are just slightly golden brown and then let them sit on the tray for a few minutes.

Peanut Butter Cookies |


Peanut Butter Cookies
  • ¾ cup butter or margarine (I use butter)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2½ cups flour
  • optional: chocolate chips (you need a 12 oz bag for the entire recipe, I like to do half the recipe)
  1. Mix margarine, sugars, peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla together until well combined.
  2. Then add soda, salt, and flour. Mix just until combined. This is a really soft dough. This is where you can add chocolate chips or roll the cookies in sugar, if you like.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, just until they start to get a little brown (you'll probably think they need to cook longer but don't do it unless you want crunchy cookies). Then cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before putting them on a cooling rack. Makes around 4 dozen cookies.


These are the original photos from this post. The above photos were updated in November 2016.



9 comments on “Peanut Butter Cookies

  • i wanted (needed? ha ha) pb cookies this afternoon and while i have several recipes, i figured you or mel would have a good one. this one is outstanding! i was so worried the dough would be better than the cookie (does that ever happen to you?) (this dough is SO good!!), but they were perfect! you should flashback these because i think the world is missing out having them buried in 2009. 🙂 thanks for sharing these! oh, i made them with butter like you do. 😉

  • Wow….I am a chocolate chip cookie hunter…a new one each weekend for the teenager! This looks terrific!

  • There is nothing better than PB cookies – Oh My – these look so DAMN good!!!

  • These are my weakness! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes!! I love them and more importantly my family loves them too!

  • This is not helping my craving for peanut butter cookies. I think this is the third PB recipe I have seen tonight!!

  • I’ll have to give this recipe to my daughter – she loves baking, while I enjoy the cooking.

    Thanks for sharing – can’t wait to check out the rest of your site!

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