Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

These are really simple to make peanut cookies that are guaranteed to put a smile on your kids’ face. The recipe makes 24 cookies.


  •     1/2 cup sugar
  •     1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  •     1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  •     1/2 cup peanut butter
  •     1 egg
  •     1 1/4 cup flour
  •     3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  •     1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  •     1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Beat the butter until creamy, 2 minutes. Add the sugars, beat for 2 more minutes. Mix in the peanut butter and egg. Mix together the dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar butter mixture.
  2. Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork. Bake until light brown, 9 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for a minute; transfer to rack to cool completely.

For chewier cookies, bake at 300°F for 15 minutes.