My Mom's Peanut Butter Cookies

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My Mom’s Peanut Butter Cookies


Note from The Girl In The Apron:

Growing up my mother wouldn’t bake as much as she cooked, but when she did bake… Oh. My. Goodness. My Mom had her staple sweet confections she would whip up and they were irresistible. Her Peanut Butter cookies were one of those staples. The perfect amount of peanut taste and never dry, these cookies are a home run in my book. And you guessed it, they’re quick and easy!!! 

Happy Baking!



1 Cup Butter or Shortening

1 Cup Peanut Butter (My Mom likes to use JIF Creamy Peanut Butter)

1 Cup Granulated Sugar

1 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Unbleached Flour

1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda


How You Do It:

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Whip at medium-high speed for about 2 mins, or until fluffy. Add peanut butter; mix until combine. Add eggs, one at a time, blending well after each addition. Add vanilla. Blend in flour and baking soda. 

Shape into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Using a fork, make a crisscross pattern on the top of each cookie. 

Bake at 375 degrees F for 12 minutes. Cool slightly and remove from pan.