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Peanut Butter Cookies Good Enough For the Kid in All of Us

Updated on November 15, 2017
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Athlyn Green enjoys whipping up tasty dishes in her home kitchen. She's received many requests for her recipes and is happy to share these.

Peanut Butter Cookies You'll Want to Make Again and Again

Slightly crispy and with a shortbread-like consistency.
Slightly crispy and with a shortbread-like consistency. | Source

Delicious and Easy to Make. The Hard Part Will be Trying to Stay Out of 'Em!

Most of us grew up nibbling on peanut butter cookies and to this day, whenever I bite into one of these cookies, I'm reminded of childhood days. I think it could safely be said that peanut butter cookies rank right up there with other comfort foods.

Perfect peanut butter cookies should be slightly crispy, yet soft in the middle. If done right, they have an almost shortbread-like consistency. It is this, combined with the peanut butter flavor, that have made these cookies a longstanding favorite.

They are such a simple cookie, really, yet are so darn good. And there's something to be said for sinking your teeth into a thick, rich peanut butter cookie. You can never just have one either. Recipes vary though and if you are on the hunt for the perfect recipe, read on.

I'm sharing my best recipe for others to enjoy. The texture of these rich cookies is unbeatable. If you are a fan of peanut butter cookies, I hope you'll enjoy these cookies as much as I have.

How to Make Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies.

The butter adds richness, the brown sugar, softness

Into a large bowl add:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown (or white) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 heaping cup peanut butter

Cream butter and sugar together; add egg and peanut butter and stir until well blended.

Mixing Ingredients

A wooden spoon is all you need to cream the butter and sugar and mix in the eggs and peanut butter.
A wooden spoon is all you need to cream the butter and sugar and mix in the eggs and peanut butter. | Source

Adding Dry Ingredients

Add:

  • 2 cups sifted flour (if dough feels sticky, add a little extra flour)
  • 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1/4 salt

Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and stir until batter forms a ball. Ball should not be overly sticky.

Work dough ball with hands folding over and kneading gently until ingredients are completely mixed.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Ingredients combine to make peanut butter cookie dough.
Ingredients combine to make peanut butter cookie dough. | Source

Forming Cookies

Scoop out small chunks of dough and roll into balls.

Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a fork.

Unbaked Peanut Butter Cookies--Ready to Go into the Oven

Even uncooked, these look so good.
Even uncooked, these look so good. | Source

Baking Tip

Double pan to avoid over-browned bottoms.

Baking Your Peanut Butter Cookies

Bake peanut butter cookies in a moderate oven (325), 10-15 minutes or until browned.

Allow cookies to cool in pan slightly, before lifting onto a flat surface. Store peanut butter cookies in a tin when cold.

Fresh From the Oven and Set to Cool

Golden brown and looking delicious.
Golden brown and looking delicious. | Source
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© 2009 Athlyn Green

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      jim10 8 years ago from ma

      Well that sure is a good sign when they are all gone the very next day. I will make them for my sons birthday party Saturday. Thanks again.

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      Athlyn Green 8 years ago from West Kootenays

      Hi Jim,

      Thanks for stopping by my page. I think I'm going to make some of these peanut butter cookies again tomorrow.

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      jim10 8 years ago from ma

      These peanut butter cookies look great. I will have to give them a try.