Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic peanut butter cookies are my favorite. I have tried different recipes, but always go back to the one I found in my great grandma's recipe box. With temperatures dramatically dropping this week I knew these cookies would be ideal to counter the chilly weather.

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/4 cups All-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Salted butter; softened
1/4 cup Shortening
1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons Jif creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup Light brown sugar;packed
1/2 cup sugar + more for sprinkling on the cookies
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla

Mix all ingredients together. Form into 1" balls press with a fork to create a checkered pattern and sprinkle on sugar.  Bake at 325 degrees for 6-8 minutes, or until edges are golden.


  1. They sound and look delicious, thanks for sharing:) By the way, have you ever tried making your own peanut (or almond) butter? Delicious and healty:)

  2. Classic peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites as well! And they're so easy to make!

  3. Yum - classic recipes are definitely good for a reason and I love peanut butter! Thanks for the recipe!

    Btw I have totally been been MIA but belated congrats - love the profile pic!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  4. I love peanut butter cookie! These look yummy!

  5. Yum! I love peanut butter cookies!

  6. I love a good peanut butter cookie. They are probably one of my favorites, maybe because I am obsessed with peanut butter!

  7. My dad and hubby love peanut butter cookies. These look very easy to make. I'll have to try them. :)

  8. yum!! i can smell them from here :) i never sprinkled sugar after doing the fork thing. i have to try that!

  9. I love peanut butter cookies!
    This recipe sounds amazing!