Peanut butter cookies

Adapted from Cookies: Over 300 Step-by-Step Recipes for Home Baking.


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup crunchy or smooth peanut butter (up to you!)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


>>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

>>Yields ~24 cookies

1) Beat together the butter and sugar with mixer.

2) Beat in the egg and vanilla.

3) Add the peanut butter, continue to beat batter with electric mixer.

4) Add the flour and baking soda, continue to beat.

5) Roll 1″ balls of dough. Place on two lightly greased cookies sheets.

6) Press the balls flat with a fork into round shapes, making a cross cross pattern (first press the fork in one direction, flattening the ball, then place the fork in the opposite direction to make the pattern).

7) Bake the cookies for around 12 minutes, or until lightly colored.

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