Peanut Butter Cookies

I recently went back to this recipe. I used to make this one all the time, and I don’t know why I ever stopped. This recipe is from The Joy of Cooking and it makes perfect kind of chewy kind of crumbly peanut butter cookies.


  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  • Whisk together the first two ingredients, set aside
  • Beat together butter, sugar and brown sugar
  • Beat in egg, peanut butter and vanilla
  • Stir in the first mixture until well blended, shape into 1 inch balls about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet, and press flat with a fork
  • Bake, at 375 F, for 10-12 minutes

Peanut butter cookie dough can often be sticky when you’re first blending it. Don’t forget that you can always add a touch more flour if need be. Your dough should be a light beige (much lighter than peanut butter brown) before baking – if you’ve achieved this you know you have the right proportions!

I made these for Valentine’s Day – bought the tins at Dollarama. They made the perfect treat!