Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 7 mins

This is my mother-in-law's recipe.She was always baking and this is one of my favorite recipes she had.


  1. Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars together.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.
  3. Add baking soda, powder and vanilla.
  4. Stir in flour.
  5. Roll into balls, roll in sugar. Flatten cookies, using a fork, in a criss-cross pattern.
  6. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 6-7 minutes or adjust to suit your oven and size of cookies!
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This is a great recipe! I wanted to make soft peanut butter cookies vs.crunchy, and this was the perfect recipe! Also, I experimented with the design on top instead of using the traditional fork criss-cross. A potato masher produces a very modern pattern, and I found some other great utensils that make really unique patterns! Experiment and you'll have some very enticing peanut butter cookies. Pictures can be found on my cooking blog:

Red Lab No.27 July 16, 2011

Fantastic cookies!!!! I haven't made peanut butter cookies for at least a year and upon tasting one of these, I just kept going and ate 3. Then my 19 yo DS and his girlfriend came back from classes and they also just loved these cookies. I made 1/2 of the recipe, but it still made 30 cookies using my cookie scoop. The only change I made was to add a few shakes of sea salt from my shaker and rather than rolling them into balls and then in sugar, I just dipped my fork into the sugar before making the marks in my scoops, much easier. Mine cooked perfectly in 7 minutes. They are slightly crisp on the edges and soft in the middle, just perfect. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe that I will definitely be repeating.

diner524 September 19, 2011

These cookies are delicious - very soft and tender for a PB cookie. I could tell after mixing the dough that they were going to be light and fluffy. The only slight change was I cut both sugars back to 3/4 cup. I received 72 cookies from this one recipe! Each batch came out perfect after 8 minutes of baking. A great addition to my rotation of cookie recipes. Thanks Lainey for sharing!! Tagged and made for I Recommend tag game.

HokiesMom July 12, 2011