Old- Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Making cookies can be the easiest way to start with baking or a great way to save money on snacks when you bake your own instead of purchasing them always at the grocery store.

Aside from cutting grocery costs, this peanut butter cookies recipe can be a great addition for those who meal prep. If you are a meal prepper, this is can be a filling snack you can bake ahead of time and include in your weekly meal plans. So that whenever you feel hungry during the day, this something you can munch on.

If you have kids, this can also be a great afternoon school bite! Just make sure to store this in an air-tight cookie jar or container and it will be good for 7 days.

Cook Time

Prep time 15 minutes

Baking time 10 minutes

Ready In 1 h 25 minutes

Serves 24 cookies



A cup unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups crunchy peanut butter

One cup white sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs, large

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus 4 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda



  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, vanilla extract, white and brown sugar together in a bowl; beat in eggs.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir into butter mixture. Put dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a crisscross pattern. Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown.

Quick Tip

Not fond of the crunchy type of peanut butter for texture? You can switch it to creamy peanut butter instead. Want to be creative? After forming the dough into balls, dip them in white sugar and with sugar side up, then gently create a criss-cross pattern on top.


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