Peanut Butter Cookies


I planned to spend Friday night snuggling with my fiancé next to a fire on the beach.  Mother Nature had other plans.  Hers included a day of rain.

So instead we stayed in.  We got take-out sushi, and binged on about 5 episodes of Homeland.  Oh, and I made cookies.  Frankly, Plan B wasn’t so shabby.

These soft, crumbly peanut butter cookies just melt in your mouth.


Here’s how you can whip them up yourself- just combine:

1/2 cup granulated sugar (plus more for rolling)

1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)

3/4 cup peanut butter

5 tbsp  softened butter

1/4 shortening

1 egg

1  1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1. Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter, and egg in a large bowl.  Then stir in remaining ingredients.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours (I skipped this step and they came out fine).

2. Heat oven to 375°

3. Shape dough into little balls and roll in granulated sugar.

4. Place balls on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper.  Press a fork on the top (like a big hashtag) to flatten them down.

5.  Bake for about 10 minutes.  Allow them to cool for about 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.  If you try to move them too early, they’ll crumble up and break.

I think next time I make peanut butter cookies (which only happens when I don’t have any chocolate in the house), I’ll look for a gooier recipe.  But these are definitely good enough to make again!


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6 Responses to Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. As we’ve discussed, peanut butter cookies are my FAVORITE! You have me seriously craving a batch now!

  2. Even though Friday night wasn’t as planned, it sounds like you had a wonderful time nonetheless! These cookies look so yummy! I recently stumbled across what might possibly be the best gluten free flour recipe ever so I can’t wait to give these a try! As always, thanks for sharing!

    xo jen

  3. AJ says:

    yum! classic pb cookies are so good warm out of the oven with a cold glass of milk! glad you had a great date night!!


  4. Yum! I love peanut boutter cookies! They are my Dad’s absolute favorite. I may have to make these when I go visit my parents this weekend. xo

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