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Peanut Butter Cookies

Many years ago some of my husband's cousins compiled a family recipe book called Cookin' Like Grandma. Family members young and old were encouraged to submit recipes, stories, memories and drawings. I recently picked up the recipe book when looking for this cookie recipe, and found myself reading through the stories, memories, history, scriptures, and little notes, enjoying the sketches that weave the Balisky family together. It reminded me of how blessed I am to be a part of this family.
This cookie recipe was submitted by cousin Todd. My mom in law Eileen bakes and delivers these to us regularly. No matter what age of life we are at, our moms still know what we enjoy. 

  • 1 cup butter, soften to room temperature
  • 1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Cream together first 3 ingredients until well blended and smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Shape spoonfuls of dough into walnut size cookies. Place on cookie sheets and flatten with a fork. 
  4. Bake in 350ºF oven for 8 minutes. 
  5. Remove to cooling racks. 
Yields at least 3 dozen crispy little cookies.
**these freeze well**


  1. This is my go-to recipe for peanut butter cookies, and I make them at least once a week as they are my husband's favorite cookie. A family recipe book is such a treasure, and binds a family together.

  2. This looks like a keeper. Will be making them for my grandson. Thanks for posting this.

  3. Those are the ones I remember, know, and love! Now I feel like baking peanut butter cookies.

  4. Ha ha we call these Nanny Irene's peanut butter cookies. Best recipe ever. When you use homemade peanut butter even better.

  5. I'm with Vee - now I'm craving these cookies!!! That cookbook must be such a treasure!


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