Peanut Butter Cookies

One of my all time favorite cookies is a recipe handed down through my family from my Grandma Cook.  Peanut Butter cookies.  I've had it with creamy peanut butter and chunky peanut butter.  I like it both ways. The one thing I do know is that I love them with a big glass of cold milk.  These are also a great cookie to make with the kiddos - they love to roll them into balls and can even use the fork to make cris-cross marks in the cookies.  Just make sure you don't press too far into the cookie or it will be flat.

Peanut Butter Cookies


1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups flour


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.

2. Cream together peanut butter and butter.  Add sugars and cream together on medium speed until fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla and beat on low speed until incorporated.

3. Add baking powder, salt, and half the flour.  Mix on low speed until incorporated.  Add remaining flour and mix on low speed until incorporated.

4. Take about 1 Tbs. of dough and form into a ball in your hands.  Place on cookie sheet.  Using a fork, lightly press into the top of each ball to form hash marks.

5.  Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned on edges.  Allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes then remove to cooling racks to cool completely.

Makes 2 dozen cookies