I’ve tried almost a dozen recipes for peanut butter cookies over the years, but I always come back to this one, because they are the best! Even the ones I’ve tried at fancy bakeries don’t beat this recipe!
It calls for ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, and it only takes minutes to prepare. I’ve had several people tell me that they have tossed out their old recipe and replaced it with this one!
When I was looking through my recipe index, I was shocked to discover that I have never shared my family’s very favorite peanut butter cookie recipe. How did that happen?
This is the peanut butter cookie that I grew up with, and I’ve never found one that I like better. They are so good! You can make them soft or crispy by adjusting the amount of time you bake them. I like my peanut butter cookies soft!
I like them best with crunchy peanut butter, but we hardly ever have it because my boys prefer creamy on their PBJ’s. But I still love them, no matter what variety of peanut butter I use! Like most cookies, they pretty much beg for a tall glass of cold milk.
If you want to get really fancy, you can drizzle them with melted chocolate, or dip half of the cookie in chocolate. But I usually just opt for plain ole’ peanut butter cookies. Enjoy!
MORE COOKIE RECIPES YOU NEED TO TRY:
- Andes Mint Cookies
- Butter Cookies
- Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Peanut Butter White Chocolate Cookies
- Rolo Cookies
- Oatmeal Scotchies
- Zucchini Cookies
- Pecan Sandies
BEST PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES RECIPE
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars in a large bowl till creamy. Beat in eggs. Stir in dry ingredients.
- Roll dough into balls and place on silicone lined or lightly greased cookie sheets. Flatten with a fork.
- Bake at 375° for about 10 minutes. Let sit on pans for 3-5 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g