Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is another of my memories from childhood. I made these cookies back in the '50's when I was quite young. Mother gave me the cookbook where they were written inside, I was still quite young. They are your basic standard peanut butter cookie, but none of the others have these exact same ingredients, so I get to share yet another treasure from my past.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugars.
  2. Add peanut butter and mix well.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add vanilla and stir well.
  5. Put dry ingredients into sifter and sift into batter.
  6. Gently, but thoroughly fold into batter.
  7. Roll into small balls and press with a floured fork on cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees about 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

I was excited to try these because of all the 5-star reviews they were getting. I don't disagree that they have decent flavor, but I do not agree that they are the absolute best peanut butter cookies I have ever tasted. I actually struggled with them burning in the oven and had to watch them constantly - checking them about every 2 minutes. One suggestion after you do take them out of the oven is to for sure leave them sit on the pan for approximately 1 minute before transferring them off the pan to avoid them breaking apart. For sure a decent cookie worth making if you are hungry for peanut butter cookies, but nothing to be overly excited about in my opinion.

Michelle R. September 09, 2016

Barbara these pb cookies are so delicious! I had to make them to add to my cookie tins and chose this recipe as they looked just like the ones I used to make. I think it's the same recipe! They will be eaten and enjoyed this holiday season, you can bet on it!

BettyBoopers December 22, 2008

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