The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

Paula Skulina
by Paula Skulina
60 Pieces
18 min

A favorite cookie at my house is a peanut butter cookie. After making a certain peanut butter cookie for 20 years, I’m deeming these cookies, The Best Peanut Butter Cookies.

This recipe is my hands-down all-time favorite peanut butter cookie. The ratio of brown sugar to white sugar in this recipe results in a chewier cookie than the standard peanut butter cookie recipe.

This recipe is from a cookbook called From Granny’s Apron Pocket that my grandmother gave me years and years ago. I love a recipe that has been around for a long time and this one has. I've mad this countless of times!

This recipe makes six dozen cookies. They store well in an airtight container and they also freeze well.I bake three sheets of cookies at a time in my oven using the convection setting. After four minutes, I turn the cookie sheets and then bake four more minutes.If you don't need a batch of six dozen cookies, half the recipe.

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe details
  • 60  Pieces
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 8 Minutes Total time: 18 min
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  • 2/3 C butter
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars.
Add eggs and continue to beat.
Sift together flour, soda, baking powder and salt and add to creamed mixture. Mix well.
Using a 1 T size cookie scoop, drop balls of dough on a cookie sheet and flatten with a fork. (Note: The recipe comes out just as great without flattening!)
Bake at 350° for 4 minutes, turn cookie sheets, bake four more minutes. Be sure not to overbake.
Cool cookies on a wire cookie sheet.
  • These cookies freeze well.
Paula Skulina
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  • Kath Kath on Sep 07, 2020

    Do you mean two thirds of a cup of butter or two to three

  • Susan Susan on Sep 07, 2020

    The BEST peanut butter cookies only need 4 ingredients:

    1 cup regular (not reduced fat) peanut butter. ( think Jiff).

    1 cup sugar

    1 tsp vanilla

    T egg

    Cream peanut butter with sugar using wooden spoon

    Combine egg and vanilla and mix well into mixture.

    Drop by spoonful onto undressed sheet, flatten a bit with fork tines dipped in flour.

    bake 350 for about 8-10 minutes

    Do not overtake or bottoms will be too brown.

    Cool on sheet well, transfer to wire rack. Enjoy any that may crumble on the way.

    The best ever according to my 2 sons growing up and all the bake sales, snack turns, and friends. So easy :)