Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a great recipe - I brought these cookies to a get together, and they were gone really fast, with requests for the recipe. They're flexible because you can use smooth or crunchy peanut butter, as well. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. Beat butter, peanut butter and sugars in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each addition.
  3. Roll into tablespoonful size balls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto greased baking sheets. Flatten each, in criss-cross pattern, with tines of fork. I like to sprinkle a little sugar on top of the cookies for a bit of crunch. :o).
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minute or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks or paper towels. Cool completely.
Most Helpful

Yummy!!!! Yes these are quick to put together. I did make some changes as DH asked for oatmeal cookies and when I came across these I knew I could tweak adding oats into peanut butter cookies which he likes. I really think peanut butter his the one food he couldn`t live without. Well Katzen you inspiredme to create this Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies recipe. I did make it gluten free. Being I used almond meal in place of flour which is higher in oil I cut back to 1/2 cup oil, (my choice was coconut oil) made for veggie tag. Thank you for the yummy goodness and John thanks you too! ;)

Rita~ November 15, 2012

These cookies are so yummy. DH brought a lot to his work and they were a big hit. Thanks Katzen :) Made for 123 hit wonders

Boomette September 21, 2010

Made for 123 hits. Great recipe...just found them a little too sugary for our tastes. Easily remedied by reducing the sugars a touch.

Lorrie in Montreal September 07, 2009