Peanut Butter Cookies

I am not a fan of peanut butter cookies, but after trying these, I have become one. These taste like sugar cookies with peanut butter, not a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I found this recipe on one of my favorite sites, Simply Recipes.


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt



Beat the butter on medium high for 2 minutes. Add the white sugar and then the brown sugar and beat for 2 more minutes. Add the peanut butter and egg.

In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients and stir with a whisk. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture.

When done mixing, scoop the dough onto a flat surface lined with plastic wrap. Roll into a ball and cover with plastic wrap, then foil. Chill the dough for 3 hours in the refrigerator (or overnight).

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375F and take the dough out. Let it rest 5 minutes. Scoop the dough into 1 1/4 inch balls and press each ball down on a cookie sheet with a fork to flatten. Create a criss-cross pattern with the fork. Bake at 375F for 9-10 minutes, until light brown. (For chewier cookies, bake at 300F for 15 minutes).

Simply Recipes PB cookies

Yield: About 24 cookies


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