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Irresistible Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies

Hello there, baking enthusiasts! Today, I’m excited to share with you a timeless classic that never fails to bring joy to any gathering – homemade peanut butter cookies. There’s something truly comforting about the aroma of freshly baked cookies filling your kitchen, and with this simple recipe, you’ll be able to create delicious treats that will have everyone coming back for more.

Now, let’s dive into the delightful world of baking and whip up a batch of these irresistible peanut butter cookies together!

Recipe: Irresistible Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups sifted flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Mix Wet Ingredients:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  3. Incorporate Dry Ingredients:
    • Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until a smooth cookie dough forms.
  4. Shape and Bake:
    • Roll the cookie dough into small balls and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    • Using a fork dipped in sugar or flour, gently press down on each cookie to create a crisscross pattern.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown.
  5. Cool and Serve:
    • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
    • Enjoy your homemade peanut butter cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite hot beverage!

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

  1. Can I use natural peanut butter for this recipe?
    • Yes, you can use natural peanut butter, but keep in mind that it may alter the texture and flavor slightly compared to traditional peanut butter.
  2. Can I substitute the butter with margarine or oil?
    • While you can technically substitute butter with margarine or oil, it may affect the taste and texture of the cookies. Butter is preferred for its flavor and texture in this recipe.
  3. How can I make these cookies gluten-free?
    • You can use a gluten-free flour blend instead of regular flour to make these cookies gluten-free. Ensure that all other ingredients are also gluten-free.
  4. Can I add chocolate chips or nuts to the dough?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to customize your cookies by adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or any other mix-ins of your choice to the dough before baking.


  1. Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure that your butter, egg, and peanut butter are at room temperature before mixing. This helps achieve a smoother and more uniform cookie dough.
  2. Don’t Overbake: Keep a close eye on the cookies while they’re baking, as they can quickly go from perfectly golden to overbaked. Remove them from the oven when the edges are just starting to turn golden brown.
  3. Proper Storage: Store your peanut butter cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. You can also freeze the baked cookies for longer storage.
  4. Experiment with Shapes: Get creative with the fork pattern on top of your cookies. You can press them down once for a classic crisscross pattern or twice for a tighter design.

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