Jane's Best Ever Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe came from my mother, Jane Hand, when I asked her for her best recipes so that I could save them for my daughters. Not being a PB cookie lover, I set this aside until needing a sweet for work. My co-workers raved about it. I had lost the recipe until today so now that I have found it, I figured I had better post it for posterity. Enjoy! A recent reviewer thought the temp was too high so I have adjusted. New temp and time is listed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixer, cream together the margarine, shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and eggs.
  2. Into a bowl sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients in the mixer until just combined.
  4. Add the peanuts and peanut butter chips until just combined.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop, place dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown.


Most Helpful

I made half of the recipe instead of the whole recipe. They seemed rather dry to me. I didn't have any trouble with the oven temp. Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring 2009.

Lvs2Cook April 12, 2009

My DH who is a peanut butter fanatic rated this 3 stars. It is a good recipe but watch the time and temp on this one! 12 -14 minutes at 375 degrees will burn them. I turned my oven down to 350 and watched them closely. It took about 11 minutes for a light brown cookie, not burnt. I know the temp is correct because I have an internal thermometer in the oven and checked it. Be careful on the cook time. I had to throw out a dozen cookies that were baked at 375 for twelve minutes. Thanks for sharing.

pamela t. February 09, 2009

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