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Classic Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Canon Rebel T6I love whipping up a batch of classic peanut butter cookies just like grandma use to make.  The fresh scent is super comforting and don’t forget that peanut butter is good for you.   Just like anything eat these Classic Peanut Butter Cookie with moderation.  In this post find my easy recipe and baking tips.

Classic Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

It just so happens I always have peanut butter on hand.  This time of year there is a big container of regular peanut butter from Christmas and other holiday baking left over.  The comforting scents of home along with the oven heating up the house is just PERFECT during the cooler season.  Below are the basic ingredients needed to create this yummy cookie.  Don’t be afraid and experiment with the new honey roast varieties peanut butters.


  • unsalted butter
  • peanut butter
  • white sugar
  • 1 brown sugar
  • 2  eggs
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • pinch of sugar and a few chopped peanuts

If you would rather not use an electric mixer this recipe is perfect made old school.  You can easily move these ingredients around in a large bowl with sturdy wooden spoon.  Hand mixers are useful for this recipe as well.   Below are the steps to create this cookie in a flash!

Cream First Ingredients with Hard Spoon

  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars together in a bowl; beat in eggs.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir into butter mixture. Put dough in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a crisscross pattern.
  4. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown.
Parchment Paper
Have These Ready to Go!
Chop Peanuts Optional
Chop peanuts for top of cookie optional

Classic Peanut Butter Cookie Printable Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookie Bottom
The Perfect Cookie!

This version is from a print note card in the recipe box I have from my Father.  I encourage you to start your own printed copy of favorite recipes.  Be sure to leave space on the note card or paper to add personal notes.

Printable Recipe Card Here!

perfect Cookie | Peanut Butter Cookie on Baking Rack
Remove From Pan ASAP

Be sure to make sure you always have Peanut Butter on hand.  It not only makes a yummy sandwich but plenty of other creative treats I share on my website.

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
Enjoy on a Cool Day!

Psss…. like the PLANT LADY Mug my sister in law and niece gave me for Christmas? Its by RAE DUNN and I absolutely love it!

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Be sure to scroll down and leave a comment letting me know what you think of this peanut butter cookie recipe.  I look forward to reading your note and maybe even sending you a personal email in response.

Happy Baking,

Bren Haas









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