Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Delicious, easy to make peanut butter cookies that are soft and not crumbly.

My dad’s favorite cookie are these peanut butter cookies!Growing up this is one of the most made cookies in our home. There is nothing like the smell of cookies in the oven.

Now that I am married and out of the house the smell of these cookies brings back all the childhood memories! Luckily my kids love peanut butter so they love to make these cookies together. They love making the criss-cross pattern and sprinkling on the sugar. Sounds heavenly, right?!

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How to make the best peanut butter cookies:

  1. Cream first 6 ingredients together
  2. Add dry ingredients
  3. Mix well
  4. Roll into balls
  5. Crisscross with a fork
  6. Sprinkle with sugar
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F for 6-8 minutes

By the way, cooling racks for cookies are such a game changer! Here some that I love from Amazon! It will make a world of difference to not have your cookies continuing to bake on a hot pan!

Cooling Rack:

Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 16 oz peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


Cream first 6 ingredients together. Add dry ingredients. Mix well.  Roll into balls. Crisscross with a fork. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F for 6-8 minutes. (Best when cooked on light colored cookie sheets)

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