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Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

So as my family, friends and loyal readers know I am terrible at making chocolate chip cookies, more about that here. When it comes to peanut butter cookies though I have a recipe I love!



1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Cream together the butter, shortening, white sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter. Add the eggs one at a time while mixing. Next add the vanilla, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Stir in the flour and then let chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Roll small balls of dough and place on a cookie sheet. I like the crisscross pattern on my peanut butter cookies so I use a fork dipped in water to make the pattern before putting them in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.

Sadly this recipe makes 5 dozen cookies, and I want to eat them all! Good thing I have a peanut butter loving husband and kids who gladly help save me from gaining ten pounds eating them alone 🙂 thanks for stopping by!

About crazyblessedlife

I'm a homeschool mother of two adorable girls only 11 months apart, and a sweet little boy. I love with being their mommy. My husband is a camp manager. I am passionate about being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, its such an exciting, exhausting and rewarding job!


5 thoughts on “Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

  1. Do you have any idea how much a stick of butter is in ounces. I live in the U.K. And love your blog and recipes. My Son in Law would love your peanut butter cookies and I would like to bake them for him as a treat.

    Posted by Sue Hr | December 15, 2012, 3:20 am
  2. Iooked it up, 1 stick of butter is 1/2 cup which equals 4 ounces 🙂 hope that helps!

    Posted by crazyblessedlife | December 15, 2012, 6:22 am
  3. Peanut butter cookies are one of our favorites also. I like to add chocolate chips to mine, Love all your blogs. May God bless you and your family and have a blessed, happy Christmas!

    Posted by Sherry Wallace | December 22, 2012, 7:04 am
  4. Hi ~ I just made these Peanut Butter cookies and they are SO delicious!! Easy to make and made tons to share. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. 🙂

    Posted by Mel | January 29, 2013, 11:02 am
  5. I like to use the Crisco buttery flavored shortening that comes in sticks for this p.b. cookie recipe….but fyi; you said for the choc chip cookies you are always looking for ways to keep them softer? for either cookie recipe my older brother always learned/taught me from great-grandma put a piece of bread in the Tupperware containers until ready to serve or give away…it definitely keeps all cookies softer all the time!!!

    Posted by amy huelskamp | February 22, 2016, 11:25 pm

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