Peanut Butter Cookies


Here is a perfect peanut Butter Cookie recipe to bake with you mom, which is what I did when we made these in Colorado.

As you know from the Peanut Butter Brownie recipe, I do love some peanut butter in my desserts and feel like these cookies are best.  They were even good using a hippie style all natural peanut butter…a little dry because the extra oil but it was all I had to work with and it worked well.

Just a great recipe for the season as Santa Loves Peanut Butter.

Chef Grants Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 pound butter – room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups Creamy or Chunky Peanut Butter – Hippie kind seems to work ok but may be bit dry
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Extra LArge Eggs*


Fire up the oven to 350 degrees.

You will need two to three baking sheets for these cookies too and I recommend using parchment paper on the baking sheets.

In a kitchen Aid or using a mixer, combine butter, peanut butter and vanilla until blended.  Next, incorporate the brown sugar, followed by the granulated sugar.

Combine dry ingredients together.

Slowly incorporate half of the dry ingredients.  Once incorporated, add an egg one at a time adding the next once the first is well mixed in the dough.

Slowly add the rest of the dry ingredients.  (It’s ok if the dough seems a bit dry and crumbly.)

Next, roll a tablespoon of dough into a ball, place on baking sheets about 3 inches apart. Once rolled, you can press the dough with a fork creating a traditional crosshatch or use whatever you like to make it look like a cookie.

Bake at 350 degrees for 13 – 15 minutes unit nicely golden.

Once removed from oven, cool on sheet pan for 1 minute – sample at least one cookie while its pretty hot – and if they are good, transfer to a rack to cool.

For storage, place in a airtight container and they should keep 5 days.  To keep them moist, add a piece of bread to the container after a couple of days, its like magic.

  • baked these in the fanciest oven in the world.  Touch screen.  You could put a roast in there on a Monday, go on a 4 day business trip and the oven would refrigerate it and cook it in perfect time for your return.  I didn’t even internet search what it costs, I just decided to enjoy using it.

*Extra large eggs seem to work best for me with baking.  I feel like I heard Ina Garten say that on a show once or I read it in one of her books…so I might be stealing that concept.  Either way, seems to be true.

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2 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. Emily Gibson
    December 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    My most favorite cookies ever!!!! Hope all is well with you.. Enjoy your day!

    • December 17, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

      Thanks Emily! Try the recipe and let me know what you think. All is well and I’m enjoying every moment :)

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