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Peanut Butter Cookies


Today is my Nannies birthday. In honor of her I am going to give you the most incredible, scrumptious, delectable peanut butter cookie you have ever put in your mouth.  This recipe is well over 70 years old.  When she was a little girl her school friend’s mother would make these after school as a snack.  She has passed it on to me and I reluctantly give it to you….

**Be careful not to overcook them or make them too big**


1/2 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C peanut butter (good peanut butter)
1 stick softened butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 C all purpose flour
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients until well married.
In large bowl beat sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla.
Add peanut butter and gradually mix in dry ingredients.
Pinch off about thumb size and drop onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Dip fork into flour and press cookies down.
Bake for 8 minutes.

Side Note: I used whole wheat flour and added 3 tbsp ground flax seed. You could also add chocolate chips  or nuts.  The key here is to not over mix the batter or make the cookies to large.

My favorite part of this recipe is the balance of sweet and salty. I hope you will enjoy these cookies as much as I do.

my little cookie monster

  • Tobi

    Hey Candice!!
    I made these cookies today. Wow, they are so great. I used some organic whole wheat, and they turned out so well. I’m going to give them to my father-in-law for Father’s Day.

    Love you lady!


  • Tobi

    Is there a limit on the number of times a person can comment on one recipe? 🙂 I’m making these cookies again for a Fourth of July cookout. If you’re reading this and you have children or grandchildren… or even babysit a lot… this is a perfect recipe to let your kiddos help do the mixing and baking!! My 19th month old is so sweet. He comes running into the kitchen every time he hears me in here saying, “Work, Mama, work.” He promptly gets a chair from the kitchen table and pushes it up to the counter, nearly under my legs, and continues to say “work, Mama” until I put a spoon in his hand. I LOVE IT!!