Peanut Butter cookies are a classic cookie, practically a staple food. This recipe is a traditional recipe that you would find in your mothers or your grandmothers cook book.

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  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients

Heat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork. Bake until light brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for a minute; transfer to rack to cool completely.


***If you want your cookie to be less like a sand-dollar refrigerate your dough for 1-2  hours before baking. This will allow the cookie dough contents to fully mix and settle with one another, creating a thicker cookie that is fatter in the center, and one that will not spread as far.

*Depicted above are cookies that were not placed in the fridge-my peanut butter cookie craving was too intense to wait, and frankly my dear, they were 100% delicious and to perfection.