Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 9 mins

These are my favorite peanut butter cookies. They are so delicious. Be sure to use real butter, that is the key to the best tasting cookies. I found the recipe in the Pillsbury Complete Cook Book.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, and butter.
  3. Beat until fluffy.
  4. Add peanut butter, vanilla and egg, mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  6. Mix dry ingredients together with a fork or wire whisk.
  7. Add dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well.
  8. Scoop dough with a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop.
  9. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets lightly sprayed with Pam.
  10. Dip fork in 1/8 cup sugar and flatten dough with a crisscross pattern.
  11. Lightly sprinkle sugar on the cookies.
  12. Bake at 375°F for 6 to 9 minutes until golden brown.
  13. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for one minute.
  14. Put cookies on wire racks to cool completely before putting in a cookie jar.
Most Helpful

Stacey, this is a great recipe and you are right, real butter makes them taste so rich and yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Susie in Texas January 25, 2003

This recipe is delicious! Yes, I used real butter. I used creamy peanut butter and I added in 1 cup reeses peanut butter chips! I'm a batter girl, and this is great by the spoonful or the cookie! Thanks!

Brenda July 02, 2003

Excellent! Just the way I like them. Crispy yet soft inside. Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie Traynor June 05, 2003