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Peanut Butter Cookies

My very favorite peanut butter cookies

Everyone has a favorite cookie. Some would die for a chocolate chip cookie, others prefer a good oatmeal-raisin. Some people prefer a specific store-bought cookie, others will eat nothing but homemade. Some like their cookies thin and crispy, with nothing more than a glass of cold milk. Others love them deep dish-style, with a big scoop of ice cream and maybe even with some sauteed apples.

My all-time favorite cookies are peanut butter cookies. And not just any peanut butter cookies – it has to be these. They’re crispy, crumbly, not cloyingly sweet, but with a great peanut butter taste and an irresistible addictiveness. And I’m not the only one who feels this way – several people who have tried these have told me that they’re the best peanut butter cookies they’ve ever had. Like I said, they’re very, very good.


  • 2 1/2 cups unsifted flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter

Cooking Directions

  1. Sift first 4 ingredients together, then set aside.
  2. In large bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat butter, shortening and peanut butter until smooth.
  3. Beat in sugars until blended, then eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add flour mixture; beat until well blended.
  5. Chill dough for at least an hour, overnight if possible.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  7. Shape the dough into 1″ balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  8. Flatten with a fork dipped in sugar.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool on rack.
  10. Makes 6 dozen cookies.


9 Responses

  1. What a coincidence! These are MY favorite peanut butter cookies too! ;D

    Nicole Brunet´s last blog post… A Place in My Mind

  2. Amazing, that! Wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that I sent you some for your birthday, would it? 😉

  3. Have I told you today how much I adore you? And not JUST for your cookies! 😉

    Nicole Brunet´s last blog post… A Place in My Mind

  4. 😀

    No, I don’t believe you have yet today… I adore you too! Good to know you like me for more than just my cookies. 😉

  5. I made these cookies today! Actually, I made the batter yesterday and frigidaired ’em overnight and baked ’em today. Delicious! Win win win.

    My only complaint is that every sumptuous bite is guilty because, having made them, I know that there are two cups of almost pure fat in ’em. But it’s fun to feed them to males.

    Thanks, Allison!

  6. Yum. I love peanut butter cookies! I’ll have to try your recipe soon, but most will go to work because my boyfriend does not share my love of peanut butter and I cannot eat them all myself…

    Patricia (Brownies for Dinner)´s last blog post… Back to basics

  7. Rose – Woo! But they’re SO good… 1 1/3 tsp of fat in every cookie isn’t that bad, right? Especially since half of it is peanut butter, which is good for you, right? 😀

    Patricia – Who says you can’t eat them all yourself? 😉 I know your co-workers to the south love them, so I’ll bet you the ones up north with you will enjoy them as well. 😀

  8. Those were the cutest cookies I have EVER seen and equally tasty! How did you make them all so small and exactly the same size? Did you use a cookie press or something?

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