Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies - an old favorite among many. This was a recipe my mom used to make when I just a little lass.

For the peanut butter, I had great ideas to inject some kind of "healthy" version of it into these lovelies and go with pure and natural peanut butter. My advice: DON'T DO IT ! Stick to your typical Skippy or Kraft brands for best results.

I had also initially intended to jazz these up a bit - dipped in chocolate or even just drizzled. But honestly, why mess with a good thing? I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.




1/2 cup fine white sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg at room temperature
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt


PREHEAT oven to 375F
LINE 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper
IN LARGE BOWL, combine first 7 ingredients. Hand-mixer works well on medium speed
SIFT in flour, baking soda and salt
STIR until combined
ROLL dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets
DIP a fork in sugar and flatten dough in crisscross pattern
BAKE for 10-12 minutes (mine needed the full 12)
REMOVE from cookie sheet and let cool completely on wire rack

This recipe can also be used to make PEANUT BUTTER KISS cookies.

Simply do not flatten dough, roll in sugar and bake for same amount of time.
When done, remove from oven and press Hershey chocolate kisses down into center of cookies until they crack around the edges.

ENJOY !!!!

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  1. I have never tried to make peanut butter cookies but looking at these beauties I think I must reconsider!

  2. LOL, see how pictures can reel you in?

  3. I LOVE peanut butter cookies! Thanks for linking up.

  4. These are my husbands favorite cookies! They look so delicious.


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