Growing up we made lots of peanut butter cookies. I remember my grandma would make them too. Get them with a glass of milk and dunk and enjoy. They were even better warm. These cookies are great year round. A great recipe to share at a cookie exchange or give as a Christmas gift.
how to make peanut butter cookies
When I cook, I use the butter on hand. It is salted. You can use unsalted butter, but then you are usually adding salt back in, I just avoid that step and use salted butter. Your choice in how you do it. I like things simple.
Before you start, also check the expiration date on your ingredients. Your shortening will not cook properly if expired (from experience).
Preheat your oven to 375F.
make these triple chocolate chip cookies
Ingredients you’ll need:
3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (can use creamy)
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
In a large bowl, add the peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, vanilla, milk and egg.
Mix using a hand mixer (much easier).
Add 1 cup flour and the baking soda and mix. Slowly add the remaining flour. You may find you need all or a little more. You want the dough to be firm, so you can roll it into balls, but not overly dry. It should roll into balls that are some what sticky.
Scoop out a tablespoon size ball of dough.
Roll in your clean hand to form a ball.
Place on the cookie sheet.
Use a fork and press into the dough to flatten slightly.
Repeat going the other direction to form the famous peanut butter cookie marks on the cookies and press down again.
Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes until the edges are slightly brown.
Remove from the oven and place on the cooling tray.
Serve and enjoy. These cookies are a perfect treat year round.
Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies
A well loved classic cookie!
This sounds delicious! My son loves cookies. I should make some soon! Thanks for the inspirations!
I hope you son enjoys his cookies!
Donna Kellogg says
Peanut butter cookies are my favorite thanks for the recipe.
They are on my list of favorites too!
Peanut butter cookies are my favorite. I’ll have to try this recipe for our cookie swap!
I love cookie swaps! So many great cookies!
Beth Minyard says
These look amazing AND easy! Thanks for sharing
You are welcome!
Richard Brandt says
Thanks for the cooking tips!
Shannon Pickin says
I grew up on these peanut butter cookies and used to make them for my kids when they were younger. I haven’t made them in a long time and really should for Christmas. 🙂
They are a favorite from my childhood too! Enjoy!
Pam Halligan says
Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites. They are so easy to make.
I love them too! So good and great in milk!