Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

So very easy to make, the recipe doubles very nicely. Made up a couple batches to freeze for Christmas gifts. Recipe came from an Amish Cookbook published in 1977.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream sugar, vegetable oil, peanut butter, salt, vanilla, egg and milk.
  2. Add sifted flour and baking powder.
  3. Roll into small balls, then take fork and press them down.
  4. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

Of course when my craving for sweets hit, I'm snowed in my house and can't get to the store for any missing ingredients! (I'm out of sugar and low on butter.) I found this recipe on based on the ingredients I do have. This saved the day and satisfied my sweet tooth! They are in the oven now and I can't wait to try them!

betsybarefoot1 February 16, 2015

Pretty standard oil-based PBC recipe although its not the same kind of taste @ my usual butter-based, 1/2 br. sugar, 1/2 granulated sugar recipe...with the scoop I use it makes @ 22 cookies, I think...Thanks for sharing this recipe, its a handy one to have when those PB cravings hit & Im out of butter!

Cookin'withGas May 18, 2010

After making the decision to go homemade for Christmas gifting this past year, I spent a couple months researching recipes for cookies. I must admit at first I was drawn to this particular recipe because, obviously, it would be quick and easy. What sold me was the taste. At first it seemed too light, as I usually prefer a robust peanut taste, but then all the flavors settled in and I was hooked. Use your favorite peanut butter, some good quality vanilla and brown sugar and it'll be worth it. Everybody else loved them,too.

rodney h. February 04, 2010