Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted by: on Mar 7, 2010 | 5 Comments

These peanut butter cookies were a labor of love.  I like peanut butter and jelly or savory peanut noodles, but peanut butter in candy or baked goods is just not my thing…at all.  Well, J has been asking me to make peanut butter cookies for awhile.   So, I gave in and made a quick batch.  I doubled the amount of peanut butter in the original recipe to prevent cookies from being too dry and to add more peanut flavor.  I used unsweetened natural chunky peanut butter and they were still plenty sweet.  I took half a taste and let me tell you these are hardcore peanut butter cookies.  The flavor is intense and probably best paired with a cold glass of milk. They would probably be good drizzled with melted chocolate for those that like Peanut Butter Cups, but J wanted to keep them simple.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Adapted from

1 1/4 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup salted butter

1 cup chunky unsweetened peanut butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg

Sift together flour and baking powder; set aside. Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars; beat in vanilla and egg. Stir in flour mixture, blending well. Shape mixture into 3/4-inch balls; place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Flatten each cookie with the tines of a fork.  Cookies will not spread much so they can be placed fairly close together.
Bake peanut butter cookies at 375° for about 10 to 12 minutes.



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  2. kat
    March 8, 2010

    I’m same as you I like peanut butter in savory things but am not a fans of it in sweets, the hubs on the other hand loves his peanut butter cookies

  3. grace
    March 8, 2010

    i don’t mind peanut butter in baked goods, as long as it’s paired with chocolate. the one exception is the peanut butter cookie–it’s just so buttery that it dissolves on the tongue, and that’s something i HAVE to love. :)

  4. Rosa
    March 12, 2010

    I like my peanut butter in sweet as well as savory things… Lovely cookies, yummy!



  5. Elizabeth
    March 29, 2010

    I literally have a list of peanut butter recipes as long as my arm. There is nothing in the world as amazing as peanut butter. Except maybe condensed milk! Great job!

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