Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I used this recipe when I won a Blue Ribbon at the South Plains Fair in Lubbock, Texas in 1981. It came from a cookbook my mother received as a Wedding gift in 1952. I don't know the name of the Cookbook and the only copy of the recipe I have is hand written by my mother which is priceless to me. A batch of these cookies was the only thing my father in-law wanted from me for his birthday, Father's day and Christmas. I hope you enjoy them. The real trick to them is not to over cook them (it will make them to crunchy) or under cook them ( it will make them to soft), you want a balance between the two.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, both sugars, egg and vanilla.
  2. Sift together all the dry ingredients; blend into creamed mixture.
  3. Shape in 1 inch balls; roll in granulated sugar.
  4. Place 2 inches apart on a ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Press balls with a fork making a crisscross on top or press a peanut half into the top of the balls.
  6. Bake at 375 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Cool slightly; remove from pan.
Most Helpful

5 5

Holy Cow, Batman!! These are fabulous!! We make peanut butter cookies often, but somehow missed this recipe. Many peanut butter cookie recipes look similar, but this one is a true standout. DH actually put this together this morning, and he is an excellent cookie baker. Sugary, peanut buttery, and extremely tender, they are everything a peanut butter cookie afficionado could want. Thank you for our new favorite standby!

5 5

Awesome peanut butter cookies! Definitely don't forget to roll them in sugar... I did on the first dozen. The rest got sugared and the light coating of sugar completed the cookie perfectly... I can see why these won a blue ribbon! Thanks for posting!

5 5

These were delicious. It wasn't until after I had made them that my husband noticed that they are exactly the same as the ones my mom makes. So I looked up that recipe, and sure enough, exactly the same. I was making these back in the late 70's, and they were great then. I like them better with crunchy peanut butter - I just like the little peanut pieces.