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Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

by Sonia on May 8, 2010

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There was a package of organic peanut butter, lying in my fridge, needed to be used asap. Since I didn’t know how does it taste so I hesitantly licked slightly. hmm…not bad! Yes! I liked it. Well, I didn’t know what I was going to make. So I googled some recipes and checked my bookmarks folder. Finally, I found a nice cookies recipes there in my bookmarks folder. The original recipe is here. While making these cookie, I learned a lot what to do and don’t. Making some cookies is easy part of baking but you need to be very careful though.

When my hubby had a first bite, he instantly fell in love with my maiden cookies. He says it has a somewhat similar taste of Snickers chocolate bar.

I used what I had in my pantry. i.e. I have skipped the peanut butter chips, instead I used chocolate chips only. I did add some 1/4 cup coarse powder of rolled oats. Yet, these cookies turned out crispy on edges, moist and cakey and just melted in mouth. If you love peanut butter taste then go ahead. I’m pretty sure you’ll love it.

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
  • 1 ¼ C All Purpose Flour + I added ¼ C coarse powder of Rolled Oats
  • ¾ tsp Baking soda (I thought it's too much, so I added just ½ tsp)
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ C Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 C Organic Peanut Butter (smooth variety)
  • ¾ C Sugar(I used the caster sugar)
  • ½ C firmly packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 large Egg - at room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ C Peanut Butter Chips + ½ C Chocolate Chips(I used 1 Cup Chocolate chips instead)
  • 3-4 Tbsp Caster Sugar for sprinkling
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C). In a large bowl, combine the AP flour, rolled oats powder (if using), baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir and keep it aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and peanut butter together until smooth and creamy (about a min). Add the sugars and beat till smooth, about 30-40 seconds. Add the egg and mix well. To this, add the milk and vanilla.
  3. Now, add the flour mixture in 3 installments and mix throughly. Do not over mix. (see notes below).  Add the peanut and chocolate chips.
  4. Place sprinkling sugar in small dish. Take a tsp dough and form into smooth ball and roll over into sugar, then place onto ungreased cookie sheets, leaving several inches between for expansion. Flatten your cookies slightly using a back of spoon or simply your finger. Do not overly flatten cookies. Bake for 10-12 mins. They'll be done in 12-13 mins so don't over bake.
  5. Cool the cookies on the sheets for 1 min, then remove to a rack to cool completely. Store in air-tight container.
  6. My notes:
  7. My cookies dough was little softer so I was afraid if my cookies would be flatten while baking. So, I put the cookies (before baking) in fridge for 30 mins. It did work! My cookies didn't spread too much.
  8. When the recipe asks for cream your butter and sugar together, just beat it long enough to combine the ingredients — about 30 seconds on an electric or stand mixer. So you do not whip too much air into your cookies, causing too much expansion as the air bubbles steam in the oven.(Source)
  9. Make a small size ball for each cookie. Just 1 tsp of dough would be perfect as this cookies will spread while baking.

Adapted from: here

  • This looks so gud and moist…
    .-= Priti´s last blog ..Strawberry Lassi =-.

    • Sonia

      Yeah Priti, they are. :)

  • PJ

    the cookies looks so yummy and mouth-wateringly delicious, Sonia! The picture is just great.. its worthy of a magazine cover picture. I am not a fan of peanut butter myself, but these moist and crispy on the outside cookies might just make me a convert :)
    .-= PJ´s last blog ..30-minute Chana Masala and some blabber =-.

    • Sonia

      Thanks so much PJ. You’ll only know the beautiful taste of this cookies when you have tried it yourself. :)

  • Peanut butter itself is my fav…..cookies with it sounds super yum…luved the first click with the satin ribbon…Looks crunchy perfectly baked cookies!
    .-= Sharmilee´s last blog ..Chewy Dates and Biscuit Bars =-.

    • Sonia

      Thanks Sharmilee. :)

  • Cham

    I am not a peanut butter person but my son should love those cookies! The cookies wrapped beautifully are so attractive!

    • Sonia

      Thanks Cham. :)

  • Apu

    Great looking cookies there!!
    .-= Apu´s last blog ..Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars =-.

    • Sonia

      Thanks Apu. :)

  • cookies look so delicious,and ya i liked tge presentation too
    .-= notyet100´s last blog ..Thali with bengali curry and missi roti =-.

    • Sonia

      Oh thank you! :)

  • coming up in my to-bake list :)

    • Sonia

      looking forward to yours. :)

  • Nitya

    Oh sonia….
    Again superb receipe with attractive photos…kya baat hai…mmmm…u hav become perfact cook and photographer…go ahead..

    • Sonia

      Awww….thanks a lot Nitya. :)

  • Sonia:
    You photography is excellent! I WANT to bite into those cookies! Yumm!

    Keep up the great work.
    .-= Arun Shanbhag´s last blog ..Dwija – The Twice Born =-.

    • Sonia

      Thank you Arun for your words. It means lot to me. :)

  • yummy recipe sonia! i love peanut butter in cookies and at times have partly substituted it for real butter. i cannot comment on your photograph since i can’t see it. if you’re using flickr – its banned in UAE :(
    .-= [email protected]´s last blog ..Chocolate Chip Cookies =-.

    • Sonia

      Oh! so sorry that you can’t see my pics. :( Yeah I use flickr. Thanks a lot for your sweet comment though. :)

  • You just can’t go wrong with a homemade batch of PB cookies! Lovely photos!
    .-= marla {Family Fresh Cooking}´s last blog ..Roasted Asparagus with Gruyère & Smoked Paprika =-.

  • Peanut butter cookies, nothing beats them. Looks good!:)
    .-= Asha´s last blog ..Sweet and Soft Dinner Rolls, Spicy Rolls/Khara buns, Light Southern Banana Pudding =-.

  • Thanks Soni dear for asking, I was in a short break !!!
    I have never tried peanuts in cookie recipes, definitely the super moist cookie melts in the mouth.
    .-= Sashi´s last blog ..Banana Walnut Bread =-.

  • Neat recipe! Thanks so much!

  • i got here from Priya(akshayapaatram) and i thought i’d make what you did but ended up baking something i decided to call Very Berry Oatmeal cake :D… it’s in the oven and i’m hoping it comes out well
    .-= Anu Menon´s last blog ..Maharaja! =-.

  • And i just took it outta the oven!!! its fantastic!
    .-= Anu Menon´s last blog ..Maharaja! =-.

  • hi Sonia, bumped in here for the first time…must say u hv a lovely blog with wonderful collections of recipe…all looks so delicious….

    Peanut butter cookies look so beautiful n delicious…nice pics too!
    .-= Suman Singh´s last blog ..Scones =-.
    ~ Welcome Suman! Thanks so much for your kind words. :)

  • I have never tried peanuts in cookie recipes, definitely the super moist cookie melts in the mouth.

  • Cookies came out great. Texture of this recipe is like that of a soft sugar cookie. I doubled the recipe and added vanilla.

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