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Peanut Butter Cookies

 One can never have enough cookies in the house when one has grandchildren and adult children.  It's always a pleasure when they walk in the door and they smell the fresh aroma of their favorite cookie. My little grandson always looks at me with his big grin and says,  "Oma, I snitched a cookie!" as he digs his hand into the cookie tin. This is our favorite recipe and we've used it for years.

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter 
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (peanuts, cashews)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, sugars, and egg.
  2. Blend in flour, nuts and dry ingredients.
  3. Cover and chill for couple of hours.
  4. Heat oven to 375.  Grease cookie sheets.
  5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
  6. Place three inches apart.
  7. Dip fork in flour and flatten in crisscross pattern.  
  8. Bake for 10 minutes.
Serves 3 dozen cookies.


  1. Mmmmm - nothing beats the smell and taste of fresh baked peanut butter cookies!! Thanks for sharing your favourite recipe.

  2. These look delish and recipe ingredients sound yummy- will have to make some.
    (I'm not sure who likes peanut butter cookies the most, hubby or the poodles).

  3. I favorite cookie and this looks a treat recipe.

  4. They look wonderful. Unfortunately I can't have the nuts in my tummy. Wonder how it would do to leave those out? Would it mess us the overall chemistry of the cookie?

    1. Omit the nuts...there is no problem with that. I make them with or without.
      They always get eaten.

  5. I just mixed these up and they are in the frig chilling....making them for my neighbor who had surgery today......he may not get ALL of them though!!!!!

  6. I love peanut butter cookies, peanut butter anything for that matter.

  7. These are great - I baked my first batch yesterday, and had to bake another batch today, lol.

  8. Hi Marg - your recipe includes butter but the directions say to cream the shortening?

    1. Oh my...sometimes we mix the wrong words up...Sorry, it should say butter.
      Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I will change that up.
      Do you know that I could not find Peanut Butter cookies in our local Safeway store?

    2. Hi Marg - no worries, thank you for clarifying.

      Would you say these cookies are crispy or soft/chewy and crispy?

      Wow, no cookies at your local grocery store? Well, nothing beats homemade right?

    3. They are chewy and crispy. Hope they turn out for you.

  9. Trying to make these and came up 1/4 C short on I added 1/8 C cornstarch instead...hope it works! Also...could I put it in the freezer for like 20 minutes and then in the fridge for 15? Is it the temp or the time that is important? I'm hungry for peanut butter cookies NOW! Oh boy this may turn out crazy...will check back tomorrow to see if anyone replied to me and to let you know...

  10. Turned out great! Whew!